Chipotle Says No Guns in Restaurants

By Joe Gullo

Published 05/20 2014 12:15PM

Updated 05/20 2014 12:31PM

Chipotle is asking customers to check their firearms at the door.

The Mexican food chain made the request after gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into a Texas Chipotle restaurant last week.  

Gun control group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America then began circulating a petition calling on Chipotle to ban guns in its restaurant.

The company's no guns request doesn't apply to members of law enforcement.

An official statement says:
"The display of firearms in our restaurants has created an environment that's potentially intimidating or uncomfortable for many of our customers."

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