Laci posted this last week,
It seems some open carry
idiots activists actually caused workers at a Jack in the Box in Fort Worth to lock themselves in a freezer for safety.
And since its Laci, there are times that no one comments. I personally believe that some of these open carry events end up as an overall negative outcome, though they are quite within their rights to conduct them.
And many gun control advocates have made a lot of media hay with this event,
"The company's statement comes in response to a social media campaign and national petition launched just over 24 hours ago by Moms Demand Action to ask Jack in the Box to enforce its policy after last week's semi-automatic rifle carrying demonstration at a Fort Worth Jack in the Box store that terrified employees so much that they locked themselves in the freezer, according to local police."
The problem is that it now appears that it never really happened. To his credit, Joe Nocera printed a correction when an official from Jack In The Box contacted him.
"An earlier version of this post included information from Sgt. Ray Bush of the Forth Worth Police Department, who wrote in an email last week that the employees at the Jack in the Box where Open Carry Texas staged a demonstration “locked themselves inside a freezer for protection out of fear the rifle-carrying men would rob them.” However, Brian Luscomb, vice president of corporate communications for Jack in the Box, told the New York Times this evening, “Our employees told us that they did not hide in the freezer.” We have amended the post to reflect this new information. "
And of course, the next challenge will be to find out why Sgt. Bush of the Fort Worth PD sent out an inaccurate email concerning this event. I'm not going to call it an outright lie yet because this being the weekend, we haven't heard from the Sergeant in question. For example, its possible his statement was based on something he heard from another officer, etc.
The rumors are already flying on the blogs now. I've even seen one suggesting that the police being called amounted to a SWATing call. Whatever happened, the MOMs took hold and rode it for all it was worth, and by doing so may have attached themselves to an event that will affect whatever credibility they now enjoy.
I imagine this will develop as the new week progresses, and hopefully will just turn out to be some miscommunication issue happens from time to time in modern day news's push to release breaking news first and not something more overt like NBC's editing of Zimmerman's 911 call, which has grown into a defamation suit that is now progressing through the courts.
Might be an interesting week.