David Harsanyi on Why Conservatives Shouldn't Boycott Chipotle


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After some zealous gun owners paraded around with "military-style assault rifles" at a Chipotle in Texas, the restaurant chain—which for years allowed local laws to dictate policy regarding open or concealed weapons—has decided to "ask" customers not to bring firearms into its restaurants. Cue the calls for a boycott from Second Amendment fans.

There's nothing inherently wrong with the idea of boycotting businesses that you don't like, though there's typically nothing very productive about it either, writes David Harsanyi. And while Chipotle may be making a mistake, the company isn't exactly undermining our constitutional rights by asking consumers to keep their guns out of its restaurants. If conservatives are in the mood to boycott bad actors, there are plenty around who have committed far more egregious sins against America.