On July 15, 2020, Subway unveiled its new policy to ban the open carry of firearms at its restaurants all over the nation.
According to a WRAL report, this ban is in effect in states where open carry is legal.
AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News explained what Subway’s new anti-gun policies entail:
Guns.com notes Subway’s firearm policy now says the restaurant chain requests “guests (other than authorized law enforcement) refrain from openly displaying firearms inside restaurants — even in states where ‘open carry’ is permitted.”
According to a report from The Hill on July 29, 2020, Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy were urging CEO John Chidsey to prohibit open carry at restaurants.
Blumenthal and Murphy declared, “No person should have to fear gun violence while visiting or working in Subway restaurants.”
They called attention to record firearm sales when they begged Chidsey to take action. The Senators commented, “The public health challenges that we face, as a nation, due to this global pandemic are great, but neither excuse nor absolve us of our obligation to respond to the related and mounting public safety crisis—posed by the tremendous proliferation of firearms sales—in the making.”
Although it’s pretty well-established that most governmental agencies are anti-gun, it would be naïve to believe that the private sector is any better.
Gun owners are truly on their own. They will need to act in solidarity and find small and medium-sized businesses that actually support their causes.