Anti-Gun Violence Advocates Pen Open Letter To Subway CEO

Anti-Gun Violence Advocates Pen Open Letter To Subway CEO

Newtown Action Alliance and several other groups want Subway’s CEO to prohibit people from openly carrying weapons inside his restaurants. The request comes after nearly a dozen mostly-armed demonstrators protesting North Carolina’s stay-at-home order purchased sandwiches at a Subway in Raleigh on May 9. (David Allen/Patch) NEWTON, CT—Anti-gun violence advocates penned an open letter Monday to Subway’s CEO John Chidsey, urging him to do more to keep customers safe from the threat of gun violence. The request comes after nearly a dozen mostly-armed demonstrators protesting North Carolina’s stay-at-home order purchased sandwiches at a Subway in Raleigh on May 9. "We are certain that public safety is a key concern for you and your managers. Many prominent American businesses, including Walmart, Target, Starbucks, Kroger, CVS, Walgreens, Wegmans, and others, have established clear policies that ask individuals to leave their guns at home," the letter to Subway’s CEO reads. "And Subway, a company headquartered in Connecticut, that prides itself on ‘provid[ing] workers with a safe and healthy work environment’ and publicly proclaims that, ‘We are committed to supporting our community, being responsible partners, and giving back,’ must follow suit." The recent images of armed demonstrators ordering food from Subway were taken by Travis Long, a photojournalist with The News & Observer . Since posting the photos to Twitter, they have been shared nearly 8,000 times and liked by more than 22,000 people. Images of armed demonstrators recently in Subway: One image shows a man with what appears to be an AT4 […]

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