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Even the NRA thinks taking assault rifles to Chipotle is 'weird' and 'not neighborly'


Put down the gun and step away from the burrito. That's the message coming from the National Rifle Association after a few open-carry protesters sidled into a Texas Chipotle while brandishing their assault rifles, creating such a scene that the chain restaurant issued a statement urging customers to leave their weapons at home in the future.

Saying such demonstrations "crossed the line from enthusiasm to downright foolishness," the NRA, in a candid announcement flagged by Talking Points Memo, sided with the burrito joint.

"Not only is it rare, it's downright weird," to go to the fast-food joint draped in assault rifles, the NRA said. "Using guns merely to draw attention to yourself in public not only defies common sense, it shows a lack of consideration and manners."