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Just so you know, this story is about Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado, and it's not to be confused with Shooters on the Water in The Flats in Cleveland, Ohio.

There's a USA Today story that details how Shooters in Colorado lives up to its name -- by having all nine servers packing heat.

Yes, they are all armed.

The owner Lauren Boebert, 27, says she didn't start out to make a statement when she began carrying a pistol on her hip a month after opening Shooters a year ago. But through the months, her other waitresses thought it was kind of fun and they, too, started carrying in this town of 9,200 about 180 miles west of Denver, according to the USA Today story.

She says she's religious and she's glad word is getting around about its home-cooked food that includes all-day breakfast and prime rib.

Menu items include the M16 burrito, the Swiss and Wesson grilled cheese, and "Locked and Loaded nachos."

I don't think there's any question that diners are allowed to carry weapons into the restaurant.

There's a low crime rate in Rifle and the servers keep their weapons holstered and with the safety on.

And here's what really caught my attention -- the restaurant doesn't serve alcohol.

I'm of the opinion that alcohol and guns are a lethal combination in many different ways and I am sure most people would agree.

The Flats first saw a resurgence in entertainment in the mid-80s and it keeps reinventing itself. If you came for a visit after not being downtown for some time, you would be surprised.

And the Cleveland Flats are still one of the best places to watch Fourth of July fireworks. But my favorite place is still down in Fairlawn near Akron.

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