Skip to comments.Obama Supporters Banned From Arizona Gun Shop
Posted on 11/19/2012 9:25:43 AM PST by yoe
It was reported over the weekend that the owner of a gun store in Arizona is telling Pres. Obamas supporters he doesnt want their business.
Cope Reynolds, the owner of Southwest Shooting Authority, a gun store located in Pinetop, Arizona, took out a full page ad in a local newspaper that read: If you voted for Barack Obama your business is not welcome.
The New York Daily News reports that Mr. Reynolds also posted a sign on the stores front door:
If you voted for Obama, please turn around and leave! You have proven you are not responsible enough to own a firearm.
It is not known how Reynolds will identify Obama supporters and it doesnt seem likely that one would admit to having voted to reelect the president if they wish to purchase a gun at his store.
According to the Civil Rights Center of the Dept of Labor, your sign is only applicable to the following:
"CRC is committed to providing its customers with clear and easy-to-access information on how to comply with federal equal opportunity and nondiscrimination laws and regulations that (1) prohibit discrimination in DOL funded programs and activities, and (2) prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability by certain public entities and in DOL conducted activities."
Note it is very specific to DOL funded programs and activities as well as some disability (ADA) discrimination by public entities.
From what I can find, and unless you can provide evidence otherwise, the gun store owner is not subject to this unless he's discriminating against hiring people or otherwise discriminating against his employees.
Patton also knew that someone had to stand out there in the face of strafing planes and shoot at them with a pistol - to show leadership, bravery, courage.
I fully expect that this business owner, unlike your elitist atitude, knows full well the calculation he has made and has made it anyway. Step to the rear. Make way for the leaders.
Once upon a time you were worth reading.
“your elitist atitude,”
What else would you call your attitude? Your POV is that you, and only you, have the wisdom to know if and where the gun store owner should draw the line in the sand? Your POV assumes, yes it does, assumes that the owner of the store is not capable of making that calculation on his own.
That is elitist, by definition. Period.
It does represent the direction of federal government actions in many areas though, usually under the interstate commerce clause. This is not merely the sale of hotel accommodations or hamburgers either. Some ACLU type will suddenly remember the 2nd Amendment right and plead that these poor customers were denied access to that right.
We’ll see what happens. My whole comment was that I hoped the owner does not get sued for being candid in what is an emerging totalitarian state.
Obamas supporters should be required to wear hockey helmets and socks on their hands
That is a whole lot of conjecture about my point of view based on my hope that this guy does not get sued, despite my expectation that he will.
Trust me, you do not have a clue about what my attitude is regarding citizens and government.
Before you ask, I am not going to set those forth, but I am sure you can make some up in the mean time.
Thankfully, so far, the limits to public accommodation with respect to products that have moved in interstate commerce (Civil Rights Act 1964 Sec. 201, 42 USC 2000a(a)) is that who you voted for or your political party affiliation is not a protected class.
As for the ACLU, that would be quite possibly the first time the ACLU defended the 2nd Amendment, though I imagine that it would fail as the plaintiff would have to show that they were denied their right to “keep and bear arms”. Sufficient remedy would be to go to another seller.
Less likely to be sued, more likely to get an intense examination of his bound books by the BATFE to find any violation worthy of pulling his FFL.
Don’t over estimate my interest in your entire attitude towards citizens and government - I could care less - but simply in the world of forums, where each conversation is unto itself, I accurately defined your POV within the context of this conversation.
“I accurately defined your POV within the context of this conversation.”
Well, in fact you have not, but if it gives you pleasure to think so then by all means enjoy your delusions.
Great answer. I too admire the business owner for the guts to do this. We need more strong conservative leaders. God bless him.
You just cannot recover from that Patton analogy reversal.
Actually it was quite inane, but you seem to be running that table today. Not up to your usual standards at all.