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Waitstaff at Colorado restaurant armed with live firearms

Restaurant owner says in Rifle, guns are a "way of life."

By
Matt Bradwell

RIFLE, Colo., July 2 (UPI) -- A new "family" restaurant in a small Colorado town is receiving national attention for its waitresses' unique pieces of flair -- loaded fire arms.

Servers at Shooters Grill, appropriately located in Rifle, Colorado, carry guns at all times as they perform the normal duties of a restaurant waitstaff. In case it's not clear, a sign in front of the restaurant reads: "Guns are welcome on premises."

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"Please keep all weapons holstered unless need arises. In such case, judicious marksmanship is appreciated."

"We don't worship guns. We worship Jesus," Shooters owner Laura Boebert explained to local reporters. "We're here to serve people."

The 27-year-old says she opened Shooters to celebrate Rifle's heritage of weaponry and is surprised by how much attention Shooters is getting, telling the Washington Post, "[Guns are] so common that I can't believe this story is this big. "It's part of our everyday life here."

"There's no point to be made. This is our way of life."

Customers echoed this sentiment, telling local reporters they're the kind of people who take the law into their own hands.

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"We carry guns ourselves and own a rifle, shotgun and handguns," warned Shooters customer Wayne Greenwald, visiting from Grand Marais, Michigan.

"We live in a very small town and we take care of our own crime problems."

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