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Despite new law, Whataburger says no to open-carry in Texas


July 13, 2015

UPI - Texas-based fast food chain Whataburger says it respects Americans' Second Amendment rights, as well as a new state law allowing licensed gun-holders to open carry -- but it won't allow the practice in its restaurants.

"Every enterprise makes business decisions because it believes its customers will approve," Texas Tech University law professor Eric Chiappanelli said. "Lots of companies, big and small, public and private, have made the same decision Whataburger has made, and for the same reason. It's an assessment by each company of what will increase sales from its core customers."

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