Do open carry demonstrations help or hurt gun rights advocates?

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As Twitchy reported, Chipotle has officially requested that customers leave their guns at home after an open carry demonstration at the restaurant caught the attention of Moms Demand Action. The anti-gun group called it a victory, as it had recently deemed a “gun sense win” when Jack in the Box pledged to begin enforcing the company’s no-firearms-in-stores policy. That campaign was also spurred by an earlier visit by members of Open Carry Texas, who thoroughly disputed MDA’s claim that terrified employees locked themselves in a freezer in a panic.

So, do open carry demonstrations help or hurt the cause of legal gun owners?

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http://twitter.com/#!/CaptianCarry/status/468571463864168448
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http://twitter.com/#!/JLMHokie/status/468572860517466112

So, is open carry a right that is better protected by not exercising it? Are semi-automatic rifles “too scary,” or is there no gun too small for Moms Demand Action not to find scary?

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Related:

Under pressure, Chipotle asks customers to leave guns at home

Open Carry Texas helps debunk story that ‘terrified’ Jack in the Box employees locked themselves in freezer

2nd Amendment advocates turn out for ‘Gun Owners Support Starbucks Day’ in Va.

Busted! ThinkProgress uses deceptive photo to make gun rights activists look threatening

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/20/do-open-carry-demonstrations-help-or-hurt-the-cause-of-gun-rights-advocates/

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