If you don’t know by now, as of Jan 1, 2016 and with the right credentials, you will be allowed to open carry in the state of Texas thanks to the new law signed by Governor Greg Abbott. The new law hasn’t gone into effect but already has liberals going nuts. The H-E-B grocery store chain, The Galleria shopping mall and Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen in Houston have all announced that they will not allow open carry in their establishments.
Al Flores, an attorney for Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen told The Wall Street Journal that the restaurant chain was taking steps to make sure their customers feel safe. “We’re primarily a family environment in terms of our restaurant. And so we decided it’s probably best not to allow open carry,” Flores explained. “We just felt that knowing our customers, allowing someone to walk in openly carrying a weapon, it would make them feel a little uncomfortable.” The owner of Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen also plans to ban open carry at his other restaurant chain, Jimmy Changas.
Here’s my message to the owner of Gringo’s. First of all sir, you’re going to lose a ton of customers for denying their right to open carry. You say you are taking steps to make customers to feel safe, but now the whole state of Texas and their criminals know you don’t allow open carry in your establishments. I’ll let you take a wild guess and figure out the places that the criminals will be targeting.
Everyone in the U.S. and the world know that Texas is known for guns, our great laws when it comes to owning them, and for all the manufacturing companies that build them in our great state. So, I don’t understand when you say that customers will feel uncomfortable seeing others open carrying.
The First Baptist Church of Arlington has encouraged their 2,500 weekly worshipers to open carry during church services. I strongly suggest you change your mind before the law takes affect and you lose A LOT of business from Texans.