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Sun May 6, 2018, 07:51 PM

FB post from Ellen's Restaurant in Dallas RE their message going viral /getting death threats

Edited to add: Yes, they got death threats:
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/386370-dallas-restaurant-says-it-got-death-threats-for-putting-pro-gun

That was the reason for the explanation below on FB and the revised message:

FB post:
What a day this has been! We want to give some clarification to an issue that has caused quite a bit of confusion and anxiety.

Early this morning, we began posting a message on the bottom of our receipts stating that Ellen's intends to donate a portion of our proceeds this week toward the efforts of finding common ground and compromise in the fight to eliminate needless gun violence, especially in our schools and against our dedicated police officers.

With a limited number of characters available for that message, we simplified it to say we support "reasonable and effective gun regulations" toward that end.

Edited to add:Yes, they got death threats. That's why they revised their statement and posted the message below on FB.

What was not expected was that those two words -- reasonable and effective -- would be misinterpreted as our support for gun control. The mistake was an honest one. The opposite is true.

We support the Constitution, including the 2nd Amendment, 100%. And like the NRA, we also support finding solutions to the senseless killings that happen much too frequently. We believe those two things are completely compatible.

After a very courteous and informative conversation with a customer, we realized how our message could be misconstrued and we moved quickly to clarify. By then, the situation had become viral.

We believe our position is anything but controversial. Rather, it is the American way of dealing with problems. Historically, every time we have had a big challenge, we have come together -- Republicans, Democrats, Conservatives, and Liberals -- and put our collective brain power and dedication to the task.

No one wants children to die in their classrooms. No one wants police to be killed in the line of duty. The differences we have are in our approach. But we can fix it if we breathe, calm down, and listen to one another. As Americans, that's what we are supposed to do.

Go to link to see the revised message - couldn't copy it:
https://www.facebook.com/EllensDallas/posts/1924290394310689

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Amaryllis May 2018 OP
JNelson6563 May 2018 #1
Girard442 May 2018 #2
babylonsister May 2018 #3
rainin May 2018 #4
mercuryblues May 2018 #5

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:00 PM

1. Omg.

Oh, did we say "reasonable" and "effective"?? We didn't mean to throw those hot button words around!

WTF.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:02 PM

2. In other words...

...we want to magically solve gun-related problems without inconveniencing gun owners/buyer/sellers even the tiniest little bit.

Like many issues of our time, it's trench warfare. You're stuck either in one side's trenches or the other's. Apparently the gun nuts assumed you were on the other side. If you want to hang out in no-man's land, you just end up being attacked by both sides.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:10 PM

3. "And like the NRA,

we also support finding solutions to the senseless killings that happen much too frequently. We believe those two things are completely compatible."

Nope, not the same at all.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:11 PM

4. I wonder if they got death threats. This is sad.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:14 PM

5. They are fucking

delusional if they think the NRA wants any kind of gun regulation. If they did, they would not fight for the mentally unstable to have access to any kind of gun. They would not be calling for teachers to carry guns. They fight against any type of gun regulations.

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