Gun-Free Burritos

Jon Stewart takes aim at gun-toting Tex-Mex lovers at Dallas Chipotle

Jon Stewart takes aim at gun-toting Tex-Mex lovers at Dallas Chipotle

Assault rifles at Chipotle in Dallas
Patrons smile with assault rifles at Chipotle in the West End. Photo via Twitter

Dallas gun enthusiasts are attracting national attention after a recent demonstration at the West End Chipotle. Several customers carried loaded assault rifles with them as they dined on fast-casual Tex Mex on May 17.

This made unarmed diners uncomfortable and prompted Chipotle to issue a statement asking customers to leave their guns at home.

"The issue of gun ownership or gun rights has become one of the most contentious debates in the country. Chipotle has never taken a position on this issue, as we focus instead on our mission to change the way people think about and eat fast food," the statement reads in part.

Jon Stewart weighed in on the issue during a May 20 episode, calling Chipotle's suggestion "bad news for Americans who like to hunt and kill their own burritos.

"Chipotle wants me to leave my guns at home? To spend 20 minutes at a casual, fast-food restaurant without a handgun?" Stewart said in mock outrage. "Tyranny!"

Check out the full segment below:

 

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