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This restaurant will never be robbed

From left, Shooters staffers Ashlee Saenz, owner Lauren Boebert, Jessie Spaulding and Dusty Sheets stand in front of the business in their work attire. Photo credit: Christopher Mullen / Post Independent
June 30, 2014

Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado has an open carry policy. In fact, that extends to the wait staff, owner, and probably the dishwashers.

The policy contrasts with businesses attempting to ban guns on their premises to create “gun-free zones.”

Staff set the tone

As BizpacReview reported,

Waitress Ashlee Saenz serves customers with a loaded Ruger .357 Blackhawk handgun holstered to her leg, Old West-style,and she knows how to use it, she told the Post Independent.

This restaurant will never be robbed.

Sign on front door of Shooters

Guns are welcome on premises. Please keep all weapons holstered, unless the need arises. In such cases, judicious marksmanship is appreciated.”

Shooters owner Lauren Boebert called herself a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.

“We encourage it, and the customers love that they can come here and express their rights,” Boebert told the Post. “This country was founded on our freedom. People can come in carrying their gun, and they can pray over their food.”

Shooters does not serve alcohol.


Colorado allows open carry of firearms. According to, communities currently may not prohibit open carry, though individuals and businesses may set more restrictive rules for their own property.

At Shooters, firearms will always be allowed.

In all likelihood, this restaurant will never be robbed … successfully.