Shooters Grill, located in Rifle, Colo., is known not only for its great food, but also as a place where both staff and patrons are encouraged to openly carry their firearms. And it’s now offering other firearm-related services to its customers.
The eatery’s open carry policy is both an homage to the Second Amendment and a figurative poke in the eye to the restrictive gun bills signed into law last year by Colorado’s Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Although Shooters opened a year ago to great fanfare, the National Rifle Association’s Ginny Simone decided to pay it a visit to see how the restaurant was faring. It’s doing just fine, according to Lauren Boebert, who owns and runs Shooters along with her husband Jayson, according to Saving Our Future.
Shooters Grill is about God, guns, freedom and great food.
We’re standing on the foundation of what this country was built on. I started open carrying about 3 weeks after we opened up, and my servers began to approach me and ask if they could open carry as well.
They’d already gone through training, they’d already had their conceal permits, now we actually have training for more advanced class.
The staff love working there.
“It’s not about politics, it’s a way of life,” says one of the servers, who can be seen with a Ruger Blackhawk .357 strapped on her hip.
And the display of weapons give customers piece of mind.
“It’s the safest place in Colorado,” said one. “I’ll be back.”
Shooters has expanded operations since it first opened. In addition to offering great food, it conducts concealed carry permit classes monthly for a nominal $75.
“The price includes a meal,” Boebert told Simone, adding that “the slots fill up quickly.”
Watch the video, via the NRA.