Rapper wants patrons to leave guns out of his restaurants


Rick Ross, a famous rapper. (Photo: Huffpo)

Rap Star Rick Ross loves Wingstop, a Dallas-based restaurant that specializes in chicken wings. In fact, he loves it so much that he purchased 25 franchises.

Though the rapper exercises his right to keep and bear arms, he does not believe that guns belong in restaurants.

“I support the right to bear arms, I do,” he told HuffPost. “I’m a licensed carrier.”

However, Ross added, “When I go into public places, when I go out and I enter certain places, I believe it’s best to leave your firearm in your vehicle,” he said. “Go in and enjoy your meal.”

Given that Ross is no stranger to the need to protect oneself outside the home, in March of 2013, gunmen shot at his Rolls Royce on a Florda street, it’s interesting that he would be opposed to allowing law-abiding citizens to carry in establishments that serve food.

To that point, he was asked about the open-carry Texas demonstrations and the fallout that ensued when restaurants like Chipotle, Sonic and Chili’s started requesting that gun owners leave firearms at home despite the fact that they weren’t violating any state laws.

“That’s their personal choice, and that’s depending on the laws — that’s in Texas,” said Ross. “But, me personally, I believe bringing a rifle into any closed building is too much.”

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Willie-O February 12, 2018, 6:50 pm

    And another thing – the state that I live in allows qualified individuals to carry a gun by permit. If a business doesn’t want the customers to carry a firearm in their establishment, they have to post it at every access. As a gun-owner with a permit to legally carry it, I will make every effort not to spend my money at that business. Period.

  • Willie-O February 12, 2018, 5:40 pm

    First, I couldn’t care less what some rapper thinks. Period. I carry my gun virtually everywhere I go with very few exceptions – certain government facilities for example. I’d rather have it and not need it than the other way around. If I needed it, I’ll be more than happy to have my attorney deal with the consequences of my having it someplace it wasn’t allowed. I do happen to agree with Ross on one thing – I don’t believe that people should walk around carrying a long gun in public. There is no need to have an AR style weapon on your shoulder at the grocery store. Just because you CAN do something doesn’t mean you SHOULD. I’m not even a fan of open (handgun) carry. It is simply the wrong choice from a tactical perspective and it doesn’t do anything but motivate the anti-gun types on the left to come after our guns even harder. I believe in promoting and protecting our gun rights as outlined in the Constitution, but not like that. Antagonizing the pricks will do nothing long-term but hurt the rights of gun owners.

  • Brian November 11, 2016, 4:56 am

    Folks Robert just said it all the truth ya have to roll the way he describes it. Wake up there is no more of a serious business than owning carrying and securing your weapons it’s totally your responsibility to protect them.

  • Robert August 31, 2016, 2:19 am

    That’s right…leave it in your car so when it is broken into and it is stolen another person could loose his / her life. One of the most important thing about owning a weapon is having it secured in a safe location. The shooting at Sandy Hook would not have taken place if the weapon was secured in a safe at home. In fact there are several shootings that would have been avoided if this was so. As far as I am concerned if your weapon was stolen because it was not secure, you share some of the blame also. Mine are on my side, beside my bed at night or in the safe locked up. A locked vehicle is not secure. They can be broken into and stolen in a matter of seconds. This is one less place I will go to eat.

  • Rob.G July 30, 2014, 11:55 am

    Here we go again. “I support the 2nd Amendment, BUT…”
    This always translates to: “I don’t really support the 2nd Amendment.”

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