Panera wants to make itself a gun-free zone now? Well, I know a restaurant chain I will have to boycott.
Hungry for a delicious gourmet pastry, a tasty sandwich? Bring your taste buds but leave your guns at home. The Panera Bread Company is joining a growing list of establishments requesting their patrons help create and maintain a safe and comfortable environment for themselves and others by being unarmed when they shop.
I have no problem with Panera Bread or any other establishment wanting to keep guns away from me, my family and loved ones, but this announcement begs the question; “With the exception of law enforcement officers, are the people who bring guns to public places more or less likely to do so knowing others won’t be packing? Are the mentally ill, socially estranged, sinister souls who wreak havoc on our society with destructive weapons deterred by these well meaning, albeit naive, public relation campaigns?”
Our world can be a bad place. People do…
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