Colorado Restaurant Encourages Everyone to Bring Their Gun, Arms Every Employee
It’s only fitting that Shooters Grill is located in a town called Rifle, Colorado.
At Shooters Grill, all nine servers are packing heat, whether their firearm of choice is a Glock semi-automatic or a thigh-length Rueger Blackhawk .357 six-shooter.
Not only are the servers armed, the restaurant encourages diners to bring their own firearms, with a sign on the front saying “Guns are welcome on premises. Please keep all weapons holstered unless need arises. In such case, judicious marksmanship is appreciated.”
Owner Lauren Boebert said, “We don’t worship guns – we worship Jesus. We’re here to serve people.”
“I consulted with my Christian friends and everyone said ‘Shooters’ sounded like a bar or a strip joint,” Boebert said. “But I thought, this is Rifle – it was founded around guns and the Old West. We called it Shooters and started throwing guns and Jesus all over the place.”
And the town has embraced the restaurant. Most of their Yelp reviews are overwhelmingly positive.
Local resident Madison Potter says, “It’s safe and it fits the town well.”
The restaurant reportedly doesn’t serve alcohol, all waitresses must be certified to carry concealed weapons, and the restaurant even offers a handgun safety class for an extra $75.
“We encourage it,” Boebert told The Post Independent. “The customers love that they can come here and express their rights. This country was founded on our freedom. People can come in carrying their gun, and they can pray over their food.”
Right. Because you know how other restaurants have those “No shoes, no shirt, no prayer” signs…
Police Chief John Dyer says, “If it was a bar, I might be saying something different. But I have no problem with it. And besides, they make a really good burger.”