Skip to comments.Gun Store Owner to Obama Voters: You Are Not Welcome
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.
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 hes absolutely serious about the new policy.
Im a small business owner, he said. If you are dumb enough to vote for Obama again after four years of this I dont think you are responsible enough to own a firearm. I dont care who it makes mad.
My sig other and I were in Cabelas Kansas City yesterday and were amazed at the activity at the gun cases. We spoke to one of the sales associates and asked him why people were buying guns.. He said many many first time gun purchasers... Even senior citizens...
People are scared.....
“A man who apparently doesnt understand the constitution....”
How so? You have a right to free speech. That doesn't require a publisher to print your book. Your 2nd ammendment right does not require anyone to sell you a gun.
It “may” violate 2nd amendment rights. There are many methods of discrimination which are acceptable against
selling a person a firearm, mental capacity, felony record,intent to commit felony,
and so on.
The question is does a political belief warrant discrimination against a citizens exercise of 2nd amendment rights? I do not believe there is case law on that point.Remember that if a firearms dealer happens to be a leftist, under this logic he can refuse to sell to a copnservative and so on.
Clearly race cannot be used as an excuse not to sell a firearm to a person, that would be a violation of a citizens 2nd amendment rights in todays America.
It is my considered opinion that this could easily become a controverted issue under the 2nd amendment.
BTW, I approve of this dealer refusing to sell arms to people who supported Obama. I would love to see MacDonalds refuse to serve them too.
Nice of you to out yourself like that. I'll take your word for your gender, but your lack of Constitutional understand is as plain as day.
No worries. It's never too late to start paying attention in school, since school house Life is always in session!
And, lucky for you, you've come to the right place. Here you'll find plenty of help making up for and finally learning what the government/unionized school system robbed you of giving you indoctrination instead instead of a practical education.
He understands the Constitution. Everyone has the right to own firearms AND he has the right to refuse to sell to anyone from his private business. They can find their firearms elsewhere.
Sounds like he understands the constitution just fine. Where in the constitution does it say that HE has to sell guns to irresponsible idiots?
And dealers have a responsibility, if the person in front of them is clearly mentally ill, openly suicidal, or a lunatic, they shouldnt sell to them.
Obama voters seriously fit in this category.
“Why would anyone who sets up a business purposely discourage 50% of the potential customer base”
Yeah,, half the people strolling through gun stores are Obama voters. Thats like saying a gay sex art exhibit is driving away 50% of it’s customer base by saying no republican voters.
This is about incompetency. Remember all of the whining we heard about why somebody sold Loughner and the jackass in Colorado a gun? This guy is only trying to keep guns out of the hands of certifiable braindead, irresponsible and incompetent morons. Remember, the felon vote broke for Obama big time.
No, that would be a violation of anti-discrimination laws, which deal with public facilities being denied on the basis of specific status, race, religion, ethnicity, etc.. I don't believe political affiliation is considered as such. If a newpaper decides not to sell advertizements to the Klan that doesn't violate the KKK's free speech. Ihe 1st amendment does not require anyone to help you excercise your right to free speech. The 2nd Ammendment limits the government from infinging peoples rights, it doesn't require private citizens to sell you a gun.
To be fair, Romney has signed into law more gun bans than Obama ever has.
I suspect skin color will be a good enough indicator for him.
Back at cha, libs....
p. sure that's the subtext of the sign.
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