Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hey Shannon, This Is Old News

Shannon Watts would have you believe that Smashburger is going to be the next place they lobby to ban "open carry" thanks to open carry activists. That is, if you believe the tweets she sent out this afternoon.

The only problem is that this is old news. Smashburger has had a policy in compliance with Texas ABC Board regulations that open carry of any sort is banned. They did this in 2013. Prior to the clarification in ABC Board regulations, Smashburger was welcoming to open carriers.

The picture below is from GlockTalk in March of this year.

Take a good look at that second picture she tweeted. It is the same one from this July 2, 2013 blog post in Open Carry Texas. 

Next time Shannon tweets about a picture featuring open carry activists, take a good look. It probably is an old picture she is using to drum up business for Everytown Moms for Illegal Mayors.


  1. I don't understand the controversy here. I thought open carry was generally illegal in Texas, as it is in Florida.

    1. In Texas open carry of hand guns is illegal, unless it is a black powder hand gun. Open carry of rifles is legal to do. This is my understanding of things I have read.