Obama voters have been effectively banned from an Arizona gun store, according to MSN. The owner believes that anyone who supports the President isn’t responsible enough to own a firearm.
If you openly admit to casting your vote for Barack Obama in this year’s presidential election, then the owner of Southwest Shooting Authority in Pinetop, Arizona will not do business with you. In his opinion, Obama supporters aren’t worthy of gun ownership.
“If you voted for Obama, please turn around and leave! You have proven you are not responsible enough to own a firearm!” a sign outside the gun store explains. Owner Cope Reynolds said the message was posted “to save you the trouble of walking all the way in here.”
“Obviously, this is nothing more than a political statement,” Reynolds said in an email to the Phoenix New Times. “Of course, it would be impossible to enforce. If they don’t say anything, we’ll never know. They could purchase whatever they wanted, and they would probably get a big kick out of thinking that they are rubbing it in our face as they walk out the door. Some folks are easily amused that way.”
He added, “However, if they own up to it, we will not serve them. This goes way beyond gun control, which many think is why we did this. I should have as much right to post a sign on my door as those that post ‘No Guns’ on their doors.”
Cope Reynolds further explained his decision in a recent letter to the folks at AmmoLand.com.
“We will try to demonstrate once again that the bottom line for our business is principle, not money,” Reynolds wrote. “Yes, it has been damaging at times but our values are intact.”
Do you think Cope Reynolds should be allowed to ban Obama voters from his gun store?