Gun Free Businesses Update

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for visiting Gun Free Businesses!  Here’s some updates:

  1. I’m going to integrate a mailing list for you to sign up for to receive updates
  2. The list is twice as long as when it originally launched thanks to all of you for reaching out and sending me updates.  Please keep sending me updates, here’s what to send to GunFreeBusinesses@gmail.com 
    1. Business’ name
    2. Location (state wide, town or city)
    3. Website-if available
    4. OCB-Open Carry ban (30.07 sign-if it’s up or soon will be)
    5. CCB-Concealed Carry ban (30.06 sign-if it’s up or soon will be)
  3. If you have a business on the gun free page of this site here’s aMAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT:  My good friend Joan Gross Brook is offering free website photography for all businesses on this list as a thank you for continuing to serve your customers in a safe environment by choosing to opt out of the open carry legislation.  Please contact Joan for free website photography at joanbrookphoto@gmail.com and her website is joanbrook.com.
    The session will include 5 photos. One exterior, one interior and 3 specialized (ex: signature dishes or drinks).
  4. I’m planning on turning this into an app and doing a crowdfunding campaign.  I will have a further update on this soon.
  5. Last but not least the comments and posts sections on the site otherwise known as forums.  Here’s what you need to know:
    1. Only comments that I’ve approved show up-they are sent to me to review and decide what to do with them, thank you moderation tools!
    2. Everything below applies to the entire site, visitors comments towards one another & others including me.  It also applies to my email.
    3. The forum isn’t a core priority of mine.
    4. I check email and update the site with businesses, then moderate comments all at the end of the day at night.
    5. No Hate speech of any kind in a comment it = immediate deletion.
    6. No usage of the words or phrases: ‘crazies’, ‘crazy,’ ‘nuts,’ ‘___tards,’ ‘when you die/get injured…’, or anything threatening ill will towards another.
    7. No Discrimination-I’m a pansexual (LBTQ+) genderfluid woman with epilepsy and I really have no time for it.
    8. No Threats-of any kind.
    9. No Rants-ALL CAPS RANTS=auto-delete.
    10. NO TROLLING.
    11. Be polite, no rudeness
    12. Be respectful towards everyone, me and the site.
    13. I am not required to approve your comment or anyone who attempts to comment on the page.
    14. The site doesn’t have to have a comment section.
    15. Thank you for visiting the site, submitting your comment and helping grow the list.  I appreciate y’alls feedback to further improve what is being built here.  Also, the comments section is a place for me to get feedback and answer questions in a healthy space.  If you want to verbally battle it out with someone, go elsewhere.  This isn’t the site for that.

Thank you everyone!
Happy New Year!

Heather Ross

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Texas Gun Free Businesses

This is an alphabetical list of Gun Free Businesses that will prohibit Open Carry in Texas as of January 1st, 2016.  It is being continuously updated.  If you have an update of a Gun Free Business #TXgunfreebiz or one allowing Open Carry not listed on this site email: GunFreeBusinesses@gmail.com

Please reach out to these businesses when you can via social media, email, or in person when you shop there to show your gratitude for their choice to be a#TXgunfreebiz!

Please use #TXgunfreebiz and #TXgfb on social media (FB, Instagram, Twitter, Yelp, etc) to encourage Texas businesses to get their GFB on!

Open Carry Banned-OCB, all on the list below ban open carry with the appropriate signage, if it’s not up now it will be soon.

Concealed Carry Banned-CCB-all with CCB ban Concealed Carry-with appropriate signage, if it’s not up now it will be soon.

The following list is compiled from community outreach, business outreach, and the following lists that are all being regularly updated:

Mom’s Demand Action

Houston’s List

Statewide:
AMC Theatres
Chipotle
Chuy’s
CostCo.
Fiesta Mart

Flix Brewhouse Movie Theatre-CCB & OCB
Golden Bingo Family Halls
HEB-all 150 locations

Hideout Theatre & Coffee House-CCB & OCB

24 Hour Fitness-all members are required to sign contracts that they won’t bring any weapons onto their property, including guns.

Planet Fitness-CCB & OCB
Randall’s
Simon Property Group (Simon Malls) who owns >20 malls in Tx
Sprouts
Starbucks
Texas Zero Waste Strategies-consultancy, won’t do business w/businesses allowing Open Carry.

Taco Cabana-OCB

Tomlinson’s
Torchy’s Tacos
Whataburger-all 780 locations
Whole Foods
Valero

Austin:
Alamo Drafthouse
Amy’s Ice Cream

ColdTowne Theater-CCB & OCB, believe a good bit can take down a gunman and ensuring ColdTowne is a safe space.
Fairview Bed & Breakfast-CCB & OCB
Franklin BBQ-OCB
Kerbey Lane Cafe-OCB
P. Terry’s
Sonic
Tacodeli
Thundercloud
Top Notch
Trader Joe’s – (as of 4:53 pm 12/31/2015).

Zinger’s Hardware-CCB & OCB

Georgetown:

CJ’s Sports Bar & Grill

Mel’s Lone Star Lanes

Corpus Christi:

Crosstown Bingo
Las Vegas Bingo

Houston:

Malls:

The Galleria-owned by Simon Malls-OCB

Memorial City Malls

Restaurants:
Antone’s Famous Po Boys
BackStreet Cafe
Beck’s Prime
Benjy’s
Bernie’s Burger Bus
Berryhill
Cajun Stop
Caracol
Common Bond
Gringo’s/Jimmy Changa’s
Himalaya
Hugo’s
Jenni’s Noodle House
Lupe Tortilla
Molina’s
Natachee’s Supper and Punch
Niko Niko’s
Ninfa’s on Navigation
Pizaro’s Pizza
Raffa’s
Spanish Village
Tacos A Go Go
Treadsack Restaurants (“FYI, Down House, Johnny’s, and Foreign Correspondents have 51% licenses. We will be posting 30.07 signs in Hunky Dory, Bernadine’s, and D&T Drive Inn. I echo Tracy’s statement in the piece: alcohol and guns don’t mix well.”)

Grocery Stores:
Phoenicia

Pasedena:

Casa Ole-OCB

San Antonio:
Bandera Late Night Bingo
Callaghan Bingo
Golden Bingo
Ingram Park Late Night Bingo
Jackpot Bingo
Lucky Bingo
Plaza Bingo
Power Bingo
Southeast Bingo
Unique Bingo