I don’t know about you, but I feel really safe when I go into an establishment where I see an armed member of law enforcement. This article kind of struck me because I “open-carried” yesterday for the first time.
I live in a dirty, little country town of about 1,300 (plus or minus, depending on parole hearings) where the apparent dog of choice, is the “pit-bull”.
Now granted, most pit-bulls are sweeties; my pastor owns one, but where I live there are also bobcats, rattlesnakes (we’ve killed two on our property) and supposedly a very confused black bear driven up by fires in Mexico.
So, I “carried” yesterday, and took an extra long walk, and had not a care in the world.
Boebert and her husband run a restaurant called the Shooters Grill. When they opened it a year ago in their hometown of Rifle, Colorado, going with a “gun theme” seemed natural. But Boebert took it one step further and began carrying a loaded weapon on her hip in public.
“I wanted to start carrying just for my protection. This is my establishment, so I didn’t see anything wrong with that,” she said. “[So] I began to open carry.”
PHOTO: Lauren Boebert and her husband own Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado, where most of the staff open carry handguns.Clayton Sandell/ABC
PHOTO: Lauren Boebert and her husband own Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado, where most of the staff open carry handguns.
It’s legal in Colorado to open carry handguns and Boebert isn’t the only one packing heat inside her restaurant. Most of the restaurant’s wait staff also open carry. The restaurant is so popular, Boebert said they sometimes sell out of food. She denies the armed staff is a gimmick for Shooters Grill, saying it’s about expressing their right to defend themselves.