Dallas Restaurant That Defied N.R.A. Donates to ‘Gun Sense’ Group

Ellen’s, a Dallas restaurant, donated $15,000 to Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Ellen’s was boycotted by the National Rifle Association after it called for “reasonable and effective gun regulations.” Ellen’s, the Dallas restaurant that was the target of a boycott by the National Rifle Association earlier this month, donated $15,000 over the weekend to a grass-roots group founded in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. A check was presented to representatives of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America at a Mother’s Day ceremony at Ellen’s on Sunday. The money was collected from sales and donations from customers who were angry when the N.R.A. urged members to boycott Ellen’s, after it expressed support for “reasonable” gun regulations ahead of the association’s annual convention in Dallas from May 4 to 6. “Ellen’s has always maintained their full support of Second Amendment rights, along with an understanding that we must protect our children in schools and police officers in the line of duty,” the restaurant posted in its Mother’s Day message . The N.R.A. did not return an email seeking comment on Monday. The restaurant explained that many of the restaurant’s staffers were affected after a gunman targeted and killed five police officers in July 2016 at a peaceful protest in Dallas. “Ellen’s wanted not only to honor those fallen officers, but also to find ways to support efforts to prevent such tragedies from happening in the future,” the post said. Diners eat […]

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