Texas Gun Rights Ignored by Whataburger’s Company President

Whataburger learns not to mess with Texans’ gun rights; customers fight back


Carmine Sabia, Bizpac Review

A fast-food chain put itself right in the firing line when it comes to gun rights in Texas.

Texas-based Whataburger, with more 780 restaurants in 10 states, has decided to stand against the Lone Star State’s newly minted open carry law by banning visible firearms from its locations.

Our Take: 

Here’s another restaurant who chose to go down in flames as a result of ignoring our Second Amendment to keep and bear arms. I’ve never been to Whataburger and I don’t plan to now that their company president Preston Atkinson chose to waive every Texan’s right to open carry. How a restaurant can get away with unlawful behavior like this boggles my mind. I already suffer from the occasional headache, and stories like this don’t help them a single bit.

Let’s break down the words of Preston Atkinson in this week’s Bullet Breakdown.

Here’s the first quote from their website that I find slightly disgruntling:

“We’re a gathering spot for Little League teams, church groups and high school kids after football games,” the statement said.

The vein in my temple began to pulsate while reading this drivel.

Should the parents of these kids not be allowed to open carry and protect their family in this establishment? Will the presence of defensive gun users make this restaurant feel less family friendly? That’s what this statement makes it sound like. You should probably reconsider this ludicrous stance, Mr. Atkinson, before you start losing business.


Next, we have a biased perspective on the definition of “comfortable” in this next excerpt:

“We have a responsibility to make sure everyone who walks into our restaurants feels comfortable,” he said.

Whataburger would like to make everyone who walks into their restaurant to feel comfortable, except those practicing their right to open carry. This makes total sense (said no one, ever).

I could go on all day about how truly ridiculous this whole statement is, but here’s the last bit of stupid I’d like to cover for the sake of time. I’d also like to avoid giving myself more of a headache by finishing up this article on #WhataMoron as soon as possible. Here’s the final tidbit of absurdity:

“We’ve had many customers and employees tell us they’re uncomfortable being around someone with a visible firearm who is not a member of law enforcement, and as a business we have to listen and value that feedback in the same way we value yours,” they write on their website.

Uh oh, my once-dormant headache is now coming back with a vengeance.

Must. Keep. Reviewing. Stupid. Guy’s. Viewpoint.

Let those “uncomfortable” people dine elsewhere. Let them use the drive-thru for all I care in order to avoid those of us who’d like to exercise our Second Amendment right.

I’m interested to see how this plays out to a company from Texas who’s state now allows open carry across the board.

What do you all think about Whataburger standing against the open carry laws of Texas? We’d love to hear your opinions in the comments below!

Author: David

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