Colorado prides itself in allowing residents to carry a gun and smoke their marijuana. The Huffington Post reported a story today about a restaurant in Rifle, Colorado that does not serve alcohol, and encourages its servers and customers to pack some heat. Shooters serves American and Mexican dishes.
The Shooters Grill takes the right to bear arms seriously. For example, the Huffington Post says that if Ashlee Saenz is your server, she will come to your table with an order pad and a loaded Ruger .357 Blackhawk revolver. Her weapon is holstered and loaded. Saenz also has a permit for it and knows how to shoot. The restaurant employs nine servers and they all carry guns.
Colorado residents are legally allowed to carry their guns in public. They even have a sign welcoming you to bring in your gun. Also, for $75, patrons can receive training to be certified to carry a weapon. The price also includes dinner. Restaurant owner Lauren Boebert said she just want customers to be able to exercise their constitutional rights to carry a firearm. She also said she wants her business to be a place where people can feel comfortable with carrying a firearm.
The Trip Advisor website gives the restaurant an excellent rating. The site ranks 32 restaurants in Rifle. Shooters came in second behind Rib City Grill. The USA Today says copies of the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights hang on the wall. Menu items include the M16 burrito and Locked and Loaded nachos. While Shooters encourages guns, other businesses have tried to distance themselves from the heated gun debate. Recently, retail giant Target has asked customers not to bring firearms into the store. Target has not banned carrying firearms into their stores, they have only requested customers refrain from doing so. Target is not expected to use signs to make the request.