"Add them to your boycott list," says one member in the group's online forum
Members of Open Carry, a Bay Area group that advocates the open display of firearms (unloaded, as allowed by state law) had planned one of their "demonstrations" at California Pizza Kitchen in Broadway Plaza on February 6. Members of the group have recently shown up, with their guns and ammunition strapped to their belts, in a coffee house in downtown Livermore and in other spots.
Apparently, the group has called off their February 6 demonstration, because they have been told they are not welcome.
Lamorinda blogger friend, the EastBayDaze, who comes "out" as a Second Amendment advocate, also says the Open Carry guys have decided to call off their demonstrations at Peet's coffee locations.
One Open Carry member shares his letter to CPK on their forum, saying:
"As a long-time fan of your establishment, it is, with regret, I am boycotting your establishment. Our Constitution, the "law of the land," and numerous court rulings, support the right of all Americans to keep and bear arms.Criminals do not open carry. Honest, law-abiding citizens, however, do. I ask you: Which would you prefer in your establishment? Criminals carrying concealed weapons? Or honest, law-abiding citizens who open carry? One is a very strong deterrent to the other--one guess as to which."But another says:
"To all criminals....
California pizza kitchen is a soft target. Feel free to enter and have your way with everyone there, They are all unarmed. Bring all your criminal friends. There is one hot waitress there, she will be available."