Thursday, January 21, 2016
List of Texas Businesses Prohibiting Open Carry Exceeds 400
By Mark Reagan
on Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 7:00 AM
“We applaud all these Texas businesses that are doing the right thing and providing a safe environment for their customers and employees,” Anna Kehde, lead volunteer with the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action, says in a press release. “Despite the gun lobby’s best efforts to allow guns to be openly carried in private businesses—and despite burdensome signage requirements for businesses that choose to prohibit open carry—the message is clear that Texans don’t want to be confronted by armed activists everywhere they shop.”
There's a bunch of San Antonio businesses on the list, including the Alamo Quarry Market, Crossroads Mall, the Hotel Emma, Mi Tierra and many more. You can peruse the full list here.
The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action is part of the national Everytown for Gun Safety coalition — a movement seeking "common-sense reforms to reduce gun violence."
Moms Demand Action volunteers have been going door-to-door since November to educated business owners on the new open carry law while creating an online resource center to help business owners navigate signage requirements for prohibiting open carry.
From Luby's to H-E-B, the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America's list of businesses prohibiting open carry has grown to more than 400.