From the Department of Silly Boycotts
I’m a firm believer in the Second Amendment and all, but what the hell has that got to do with whether you’re allowed to open carry into a private dining establishment? It’s pretty simple – if you really like to open carry everywhere you go, then you don’t need to boycott Peet’s and California Pizza Kitchen because you won’t be allowed in anyway. And if you own but don’t feel the need to open carry everywhere you go, then what do you care if a private business has a problem with people open carrying in its store? You’re in California, not Kentucky – other customers really do feel uncomfortable sitting next to a dude proudly displaying his Desert Eagle. Last I checked, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms doesn’t apply against pizza chains. I know, I know, guns are good for self-defense. But if you feel that unsafe that you can’t go places where you’re not carrying, then I’m pretty sure you weren’t going to risk your safety for a slice of pizza anyway. Or is California Pizza Kitchen really that good that without an organized boycott you’d be willing to sacrifice your safety to get it?
Oh – and I’ve had California Pizza Kitchen. The answer to that question is a resounding “NO!” You West Coasters have no idea what real pizza (read: pizza from NY or NJ) tastes like.