Trent Brooks, the owner of Brooks’ Place, has been vocal about his support of Texas’ open carry law. He’s even gone so far as to offer a discount on his acclaimed barbecue for customers carrying guns openly or concealed.
Since announcing the discount, local media has showcased the Cypress barbecue business. As to be expected Brooks’ stance has garnered much chatter on social media.
However, it turned ugly Thursday morning when an opponent of open carry made this threat on Facebook:
“I’ll shoot up the place on Saturday. Let’s see you how your gun-toting patrons will stop me.”
Brooks told the Houston Chronicle that he has contacted the authorities about the threat. Peace officers, Brooks said, will be out to show support if needed on Saturday.
“We’ll be open on Saturday,” Brooks said, “but we are not taking (the threat) lightly. Not with all the crazy stuff that is going on in the world today.”