Subway Bans Open Carry Firearms in Restaurants

Subway’s firearm policy now states that the restaurant chain requests “guests (other than authorized law enforcement) refrain from openly displaying firearms inside restaurants — even in states where ‘open carry’ is permitted,” according to This new ban applies even in states where open carry is legal.

On June 29, 2020, CEO John Chidsey was reportedly pressured by Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy to ban the open carry of firearms, reported by The Hill.

“No person should have to fear gun violence while visiting or working in Subway restaurants,” stated Blumenthal and Murphy.

They alluded to record firearm sales as they made their case to Chidsey, “The public health challenges that we face, as a nation, due to this global pandemic are great, but neither excuse nor absolve us of our obligation to respond to the related and mounting public safety crisis—posed by the tremendous proliferation of firearms sales—in the making.”

What do you think about the ban on open carry firearms in Subway restaurants? Do you agree? Leave your thoughts and comments below.

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