GUNS ENCOURAGED: Colorado Restaurant Invites Armed Customers

Lauren and Jayson Boebert, owners of the Shooters Grill in Rifle, stand outside their restaurant. Photo credit: Christopher Mullen / Post Independent

If the food is halfway decent, I see a real franchise opportunity here:

When waitress Ashlee Saenz takes your order at Shooters Grill in Rifle, she not only carries a pad and pen — she also packs a loaded Ruger .357 Blackhawk handgun holstered on her leg, Old West style.

It’s loaded and she knows how to use it.

Saenz and her co-workers, along with customers who come into Shooters, are encouraged by Shooters’ owners to pack heat in the restaurant, as allowed by Colorado law.

The restaurant also hosts concealed carry training — the $75 price tag includes dinner — that qualifies customers for Colorado and Utah permits.