Sign the Petition to Jack in the Box
Last week in Fort Worth, Texas, a group of men carrying semi-automatic rifles entered a Jack in the Box restaurant. Employees were so terrified that they locked themselves in the store’s freezer, according to local police.
The armed men were members of Open Carry Texas, a group that has repeatedly staged aggressive and intimidating displays of weapons in public places. They ask the general public to trust that they are "good guys with guns."
It's time for this business to take a stand.
Use the form on this page to sign the petition to Jack in the Box demanding stronger firearm policies in their restaurants.
Members of Moms Demand Action will personally deliver your message to the company’s headquarters.
A Jack in the Box employee poses with members of Open Carry Texas after first hiding in the restaurant's freezer because of the presence of the armed group.
Full Petition Text:
TO: Leonard Comma, CEO, Jack in the Box
Texas currently allows people to openly carry loaded rifles in public with absolutely no training, permitting, or minimum age requirement. And one such public display took place last week at a Jack in the Box in Fort Worth, TX.
Combined with the fact that an estimated 40 percent of gun sales occur without a background check in the U.S., this means that people can legally carry loaded rifles in Texas without ever having passed a criminal background check.
Jack in the Box reportedly has a policy prohibiting firearms in its corporate stores -- and the Fort Worth store is one of them. We call on you to enforce Jack in the Box’s no-firearms policy at all of its corporate locations and to encourage its franchisees to do the same. Without stronger state laws, the responsibility to protect employees and patrons falls to the business owner.
As a business leader, you have the opportunity to take a stand for common sense and customer safety. I urge you to implement policies to keep guns out of your restaurants.