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Gun Store Owner to Obama Voters: You Are Not Welcome
Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-17-2012 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 11/17/2012 6:12:25 AM PST by servo1969

An Arizona gun store owner said he will not sell weapons to customers who voted for Obama.
They’re too stupid.

Not Welcome

Todd Starnes reported, via FOX Nation:

The owner of an Arizona gun store said he will not sell weapons to customers who voted for President Obama because “you have proven that you are not responsible enough to own a firearm.”

Cope Reynolds, owner of the Southwest Shooting Authority in Pinetop, Ariz., posted the new store policy in a newspaper advertisement — as well as on a sign posted on the front door.

“If you voted for Barack Obama your business is not welcome at Southwest Shooting Authority,” the ad reads. “You have proven that you are not responsible enough to own a firearm.”

The Southwest Shooting Authority is a family-owned, family-run business that Reynolds opened in 2004. He told Fox News that he’s absolutely serious about the new policy.

“I’m a small business owner,” he said. “If you are dumb enough to vote for Obama again – after four years of this — I don’t think you are responsible enough to own a firearm. I don’t care who it makes mad.”



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; gun; obama; rights; tyranny
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To: Snark; All
A man who apparently doesn’t understand the constitution....

Now if this is not the pot calling the kettle black!

Geez! You either worded your thoughts horribly or you need a major dose of remedial education on the subject.

21 posted on 11/17/2012 6:36:31 AM PST by mazda77
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To: miss marmelstein

“Here in NYC, some stores owned by gays tell you not to shop if you don’t support “gay marriage.””

Frankly I’d thank them for the warning as I would not knowingly go into a den of genetic polution in the first place.


22 posted on 11/17/2012 6:37:08 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: rktman

That’s funny. My good friend was in the Soviet army and was stationed in East Germany. He was able to escape and and works as an ER doctor in Tenn. He says that he thinks FUBO voters are absolute morons. He says that he escaped from that way of life and doesn’t want to see it here. He especially hates Zero care ... as he calls it.


23 posted on 11/17/2012 6:39:50 AM PST by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: Snark

A man who apparently doesn’t understand the constitution....


A person has the right to keep and bear arms. The business owner has no obligation to facilitate the right.


24 posted on 11/17/2012 6:40:26 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: SeaDragon

There are no line-items on an FFL renewal asking how many customers you turned away or if you have discriminatory sales practices. I just completed my FFL renewal paperwork, and it’s the typical “Are you a citizen? Have you been adjudicated mentally defective? How many guns have you sold in the last 3 years? How many have you bought?”

If they pull his FFL, it’s purely political, and while I’m not saying that the BATFE hasn’t pulled FFLs for less, the shop owner would have a lawsuit in a pretty little wrapped box if they cited his refusal to sell to specific persons as their reason.

Just like you can choose to go to KFC if Church’s puts up a sign saying they won’t serve white people or Moe’s Southwest if Taco Bell puts up a sign saying they won’t server non-Hispanics, this shop owner can refuse to serve anyone on the grounds of intelligence and that diminutive Obama-voter can go to Billy Bob’s Diner and Gun Shop down the road.


25 posted on 11/17/2012 6:44:41 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: servo1969
Still thinks this is a publicity stunt. What's he, store owner, going to do, asking for voter id card?

It is not as if Obama voters never lie and/or cheat before, it is (almost) a given.

26 posted on 11/17/2012 6:47:04 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Candor7
"It may violate 2nd amendment rights..."

How so? He's not Congress and he's not making any laws infringing on anybody's rights. He's not denying anybody the ability to own or purchase a weapon, just one of his. I suppose the argument could be made that since he has a federal license, he's obligated to sell to anybody who qualifies, but the reverse argument could be made that the licensing is itself, every bit as much an infringement on the 2nd Amendment

27 posted on 11/17/2012 6:47:51 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: servo1969

His business must be very good. Why would anyone who sets up a business purposely discourage 50% of the potential customer base from coming in the door? He should offer a discount to those who voted for Obama.


28 posted on 11/17/2012 6:48:56 AM PST by KingLudd
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To: Snark

Reminds me of the cheesesteak guy in Philly who made everyone order in English.


29 posted on 11/17/2012 6:50:58 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (George W. Bush is the Emmanuel Goldsten of the modern era.)
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To: Yo-Yo

Re #16; It’s not just his FFL they’ll go after.

Someone has to be “made an example of”, and this chap might have just volunteered.

He might not have the BATFE, DHS, and other alphabet nazis descend on him like a plague of heavily armed locusts in a massive SWAT assault to ransack his business as well as private residence and seize all the guns, ammo, computers, and anything else of value they can steal... it’s been done before.... but I’ll be pleasantly surprised if he does not.

The regime had to put up with some of us bitter clingers to a certain extent for the first few terms (I’m including the Bush and Klintoon reigns) but I have a feeling that such cavalier throwing of the gauntlet before our ruling elite might become a far more risky proposition.

He might be lucky if all he gets is his socks sued off... even if there is no way to prove how anyone voted.

Didn’t some gun dealer try to refuse personal protection training to liberals, Muslims or some such a couple of years ago?

How did that work out for him?

At least the lawyers won’t bust your door down at 0-dark thirty, shoot your dog, and kill you if you try to defend yourself and your family.

Not yet anyway...


30 posted on 11/17/2012 6:52:35 AM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: ScottinVA

They recently discovered a set of genes in native subsaharan Africans that East, West and South Asians don’t have ~ no one knows what they do yet, but being a Democrat could be, at least in part, a bad gene!


31 posted on 11/17/2012 6:55:54 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: servo1969

But how would they know ‘if’ that person voted for Zippy?

That’s just stupid.

Setting up a challenge to the 0type voters actually might make more sales in his store because we know someone is going to challenge that, maybe in court, just ‘because’.


32 posted on 11/17/2012 6:58:21 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: USS Alaska
WOW WOW WOW.

You sure hit on something there. rofl. What a funny idea, funnier if tested.

33 posted on 11/17/2012 7:01:28 AM PST by annieokie
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To: servo1969

He’s a businessman, do the smart thing. Sell them the weapon but only sell them dummy ammunition. They’ll never know the difference.


34 posted on 11/17/2012 7:02:49 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Snark
HUH???
Nothing in my copy of the Constitution requires a store owner to sell anything. Business decisions are made hourly as to running a business.

But then with all the new interpretations, maybe I missed something. After all my copy is at least a year or so old.

35 posted on 11/17/2012 7:06:52 AM PST by Tupelo (Republican, a national party no more.)
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To: Snark

It is you, Snark, who does not understand the constitution and the law. Freedom of association means that a business should be able to transact with who they want to transact. Legislatively, political affiliation is NOT a protected class for purposes of discrimination. Now if he said no homos or blacks then that would be different under the law.


36 posted on 11/17/2012 7:09:48 AM PST by impimp
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To: rktman
I have a similar experience. In 2008, we were eating out with our family celebrating whoever's birthday it was. My brother his wife and their 2 sons, and other family members.

I turned to my nephew, and ask "how you like OSAMA". He said "Obama" in a quiet yet gruff manner.

I said: NO. Osama,,,,again he said "OBAMA"

I turned to him asked very quietly jokingly, "Are you a Democrat?",

Now his R.parents are waiting for his answer as they had been listening.

HE SHOOK HIS HEAD. "YES"...his R brother was giggling and said you knew it would come out sometime.

His parents nearly came across the table to hit him, they were so mad. Leave it to me to open a can of worms, rofl

37 posted on 11/17/2012 7:10:35 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Snark
“A man who apparently doesn't understand the constitution....”

Snark, If you are implying by this statement that the store owner doesn't understand the constitution, are you referring to the 1st amendment? If so, I would suggest that you are the one who doesn't understand the constitution. It is more likely that when the libs get themselves all wound up about this, they will be screaming for the “government” to do something. That reaction will be advocating for the violation of the first amendment against the store owner.

If I have incorrectly interpreted your statement please clarify. The first amendment is very misunderstood by many people.

Regards,
Mrsloungitude

38 posted on 11/17/2012 7:15:32 AM PST by mrsloungitude ( USMC Mom)
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To: Snark

What does his stance have to do with the Constitution?


39 posted on 11/17/2012 7:17:52 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Snark
A man who apparently doesn’t understand the constitution....

What clause in the US Constitution is he violating?

No answer? Figures.

40 posted on 11/17/2012 7:18:11 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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