Buffalo Wild Wings Gun Ban: What Do You Think?

Commenters express outrage on the business’s Facebook page after some of the company-owned restaurants post signs prohibiting guns on the premises.


Buffalo Wild Wings is attracting controversy after some of the chain’s company-owned restaurants began posting signs banning guns on the property.

Photos taken at restaurants around the nation are popping up on social media sites of signs that say guns are not allowed inside the buildings.

The move has sparked outrage on the company’s official Facebook page.

"It's your right to disarm your customers as is our right to go eat elsewhere from now on to prevent becoming a victim,” said one poster. “I changed banks for the same reason.”

In a statement to KDKA, Buffalo Wild Wings' corporate headquarters said that while the company “respects the right of individuals to carry firearms. One of our top priorities is the comfort, safety and enjoyment of our Guests and we have elected to exercise our right to prohibit the carrying of firearms in our company-owned restaurants.”

The company told the news station it regrets any inconveniences, but “This long-standing position is in the best interest of our Guests and our Team Members. This position may vary in independently owned franchised locations.”

KDKA checked a few of the local Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in the Pittsburgh area and found most of them currently do not have signs banning guns on their doors.

No such sign is at the Buffalo Wild Wings location in Robinson.

We want to know what you think. Would a ban on guns inside the premises prevent you from eating at the restaurant chain? Do you approve of Buffalo Wild Wings' stance? Tell us in the comment section below.

John Emery January 28, 2013 at 04:18 PM
Why not just post a sign, "All criminals welcome, no guns here"! Good luck!
acharya January 28, 2013 at 05:59 PM
Or "Crazy Scared shitless nutjobs may go elsewhere"
a215 January 28, 2013 at 07:48 PM
yea, cause all the nuts that shoot up places pay attention to signs
sheridan edmondson January 29, 2013 at 12:18 PM
I'd be much happier at a restaurant without guns and would prefer to spend my money in a place that had similar views. They may lose some gun lovers, but apparently they don't want them anyway.


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