The group Open Carry Texas has removed several videos from its YouTube account after members were forced to leave two San Antonio restaurants for carrying assault-style rifles.
In one video obtained by Mother Jones, several gun activists are perplexed when an employee at Sonic tells them that they will not be served.
One rifle-carrying activist with a toddler child explains that he’s leaving because it’s “not safe to be here” with his daughter if guns are not allowed.
In a second video, the gun-loving posse visits a Chili’s restaurant, and is confronted by a woman, who calls them “Texas retards.”
“There’s children here,” she says as she makes a video of each of their faces. “And you’re a dumbass.”
“I’m a dumbass,” one of the activists agrees.
“Me too,” another notes.
After several minutes, a Chili’s manager tells the men that they will need to leave the firearms outside if they want to be served.
Last week, the Chipotle chain released a statement clarifying that firearms were not allowed in their establishments after the same group of activists staged a demonstration at one restaurant in Dallas.
“Recently participants from an ‘open carry’ demonstration in Texas brought guns (including military-style assault rifles) into one of our restaurants, causing many of our customers anxiety and discomfort,” the statement said. “Because of this, we are respectfully asking that customers not bring guns into our restaurants, unless they are authorized law enforcement personnel.”
“The vast majority of gun owners are responsible citizens and we appreciate them honoring this request,” the company added. “And we hope that our customers who oppose the carrying of guns in public agree with us that it is the role of elected officials and the legislative process to set policy in this area, not the role of businesses like Chipotle.”
Watch the videos below from Open Carry Texas via Mother Jones.