‘Shooters’ Restaurant Lets Waitresses Carry Guns (VIDEO)

handgunBack in the day (according to every Western movie I've ever seen), a fellah could mosey into any saloon with his gun in its holster and not expect any trouble. But nowadays? Most folks prefer their dining establishments gun-free. But for those who long for the wild, wild west, there's Shooters Grill, a restaurant where waitresses pack heat. And it's located in (wait for it ... wait for it ... ) a Colorado town called Rifle, of course! Here's what you'll find at this dining establishment.


1. Owner and mom to four kids Lauren Boebert. She started wearing her gun to work just for fun about a month after she opened it. She says she's not trying to prove a point or anything. It's just that "this is our way of life," she told USA Today.

2. All nine waitresses carrying guns. They have everything from Glock semi-automatics to a Rueger Blackhawk .357 six-shooter. But those guns are to be kept holstered, safety on. Customers can open-carry, too, of course.

3. Menu items such as the M16 burrito, the Swiss and Wesson grilled cheese, and "Locked and Loaded Nachos." Also Rifle (French) Dip! With Home Style Chicken Noodle Soup and NY Strip Steak With Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Veggies.

4. Cute t-shirts. It's hard to see them on Shooters' Facebook page, but they will ship. The restaurant does not appear to have a website.

5. Gun safety courses. For $75 you can get a four-hour lesson along with your meal.

And here's what you won't see at Shooters Grill.

1. Crime. This is a small, mountain town with very little criminal activity.

2. Booze. No alcohol is served at Shooters. Smart and sensible! This is what happens when a woman owns a restaurant that allows guns. Just saying.

So there you go! Rifle happens to be hunting country, so for the community, guns aren't just about grandstanding over your rights -- they're also a way people get their food. I think it would be cool if Shooters served local game, but maybe the people of Rifle shoot enough of their own venison. At any rate, the food gets rave reviews, guns or no guns.

Would you eat at a place like Shooters Grill?


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