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.

KDKA reports 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 Pittsburgh and found most of them currently do not have signs banning guns on their doors.

No such sign was at the Cranberry Buffalo Wild Wings location Friday evening.

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.

Ladonna stark January 28, 2013 at 04:26 AM
I think I would choose to eat elsewhere! This company banning the concealed carry can make each patron a victim, after all how many criminals do you know that obey the laws or respect company's request! The sign just tells criminals that they can get in and get out no one will have a gun!!! Personally I think they need to speak with law enforcement to get a real perspective of what they asking to happen to the employees and patrons!
Giacomo January 28, 2013 at 03:40 PM
Is Buffalo Wild Wings attempting to restrict "well regulated militias?"
james January 30, 2013 at 02:36 PM
How is removing protection making it safer? Lost a customer...I don't want to be anywhere that removes our right to protect ourselves.
A single woman February 15, 2013 at 11:48 PM
I'm not worried about being robbed inside a BWW....it's the passage outside, as not all of them are in good, safe areas. If my BW's forbid me to CC....I would stop eating there. Afterall, are THEY going to make sure I am safe once I leave their establishment? Probably not.
JSC March 29, 2013 at 06:10 PM
It's easy. I'm a retired PO ...... I see a GunFree sign. Their off my list.... I go elsewhere. It's another way of saying Welcome Criminals....


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