“The truth is that not a single employee of Jack in the Box hid in a freezer nor did a single employee call 911 or the police,” OCT stated on its Facebook page Tuesday.
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Following police and media reports that Jack in the Box employees at a Fort Worth store hid in the freezer following a visit by a group of open-carry protesters, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America started a petition urging the burger chain’s leadership to enforce its ban on firearms at corporate-owned stores.
Citing what they believe are lax gun laws in the Lone Star State, the pro-gun control organization — which along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns makes up Everytown for Gun Safety — believes that open-carry demonstrations cause confusion for customers, employees and law enforcement because they cannot tell whether or not the armed activists are good guys or bad guys with guns.
“Where state gun laws dangerously allow individuals with no background check or training to buy semi-automatic rifles and carry them openly in public, businesses have a duty to protect their employees and patrons,” Shannon Watts, the groups founder, said in a press release.