During NRA convention in Dallas, local eatery boasts it is donating profits to gun control groups

During NRA convention in Dallas, local eatery boasts it is donating profits to gun control groups

The owner of the restaurant must have earned her business degree at the David Hogg School of Economics. Three works after the boy wonder (he does make you wonder) launched his crusade to disembowel the NRA (aka “pathetic f*ckers that want to keep killing our children”), interest in membership in the organization surged 4900%.

Now Ellen’s, a southern-style diner in the city’s West End restaurant, decided to print the following message on its customer receipts for the duration of the convention:

Thanks for visiting Ellen’s! A portion of this week’s proceeds will be donated to organizations dedicated to implementing reasonable and effective gun regulations. Welcome to Dallas!

Many of the conventioneers must have felt welcome indeed, because many of them took to social media to let the world know what they thought about Ellen’s.

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Here are just a few of the reviews by satisfied customers:

Gun control activists made their voices heard as well:

Ellen’s owner Joe Groves found himself in the unenviable position of having to try to clean up the mess he had created. After initially further antagonizing prospective out-of-town customers by writing on Facebook that he had overheard “vile, racist, moronic conversations” between convention-goers, he adopted a more “conciliatory” tone:

We believe in the 2nd Amendment. We also believe that patriotic people can come together to find solutions to end needless gun violence. That’s all we are proposing.

How’s that for not throwing water on the fire?

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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