Guns and Politics Lead to Social Media Shootout for Pizza Shop

October 4, 2016

Pi Pizza, a spanking-new Houston pizza store, had some fightin’ words for a Texas gun enthusiast who posted on Facebook about the pizzeria’s no-guns-allowed policy: “We do not want your money.”

It was a bold statement linked to a highly charged political issue, and the results have been predictable: Angry gun rights activists have besieged Pi Pizza’s social media networks with complaints and negative reviews, while Pi Pizza defenders have rose up in its defense. So will Pi Pizza owner Lee Ellis, who only just last month transitioned from a food truck owner to a brick-and-mortar pizzeria operator, back down?