On May 9th, armed protestors marched through the streets of Raleigh and also ate a Subway. Pictures of them in the restaurant went viral. This is not what our state should make the national news for.
We will not stand for these armed people intimating others on the streets and in private establishments. <[link removed]>
This is why we are calling on the CEO of Subway, Mr. John Chidsey, to ban firearms at their Subway shops. Under North Carolina law, they can post a notice banning open and concealed firearms at their NC restaurants. People deserve to eat and work in peace.
Please sign the letter today and forward it to your friends and family. <[link removed]>
Together we can keep North Carolinians safe.
--Becky and Sara
PS – Even though the petition asks for your contact information, only your name and town will be sent on the letter to Mr. Chidsey.
Dear Mr. Chidsey:
We are writing from North Carolina requesting that you exercise your right under North Carolina law to ban concealed carrying of firearms (G.S. 14-415.11(c)(8)) and open carrying of firearms (G.S. 14-159.13) in your Subway restaurants. Customers and staff deserve the right to eat and work in peace, without intimidation.
As you know, on May 9th, a dozen people carrying weapons marched through downtown Raleigh, NC and eventually entered one of your stores with their firearms in full display. Thank goodness no one was injured or killed.
We condemn these senseless provocations. Armed people walking around our state’s capital clearly seek to intimidate and send a message that somehow a stay-home order infringes on Second Amendment rights. This is false: firearm stores have remained open under the governor’s stay-home order.
Allowing armed protestors to enter your Subway restaurants helps legitimize their outrageous behavior.
By posting a conspicuous notice stating or showing that guns in the open or concealed are not allowed in Subways you would be protecting your staff and customers from intimidation, injury or even death.
We urge you to ban firearms from Subways in North Carolina immediately. This blatant and dangerous intimidation should have no place in American society and should be forcefully opposed by public establishments such as Subway.
North Carolinians Against Gun Violence - PO Box 51565, Durham, NC 27717, United States
This email was sent to [email protected] To stop receiving emails: [link removed]