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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:17 PM

Arizona Gun Store Refuses To Sell Guns To Anyone Who Voted For Obama

Arizona Gun Store Refuses To Sell Guns To Anyone Who Voted For Obama
By Adam Peck posted from ThinkProgress Election on Nov 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm

The owner of the Southwest Shooting Authority in Pinetop, Arizona is testing out a new business strategy: banning anyone who voted for President Obama from the store.

Owner Cope Reynolds took out an ad in the local newspaper announcing his new policy, writing “If you voted for Barack Obama, your business is not welcome at Southwest Shooting Authority.” A similar sign is posted on the front door of the shop as well.

Reynolds prefaced his ad campaign with a letter posted to firearm news website AmmoLand:



Effective immediately, if you voted for Obama, your money is no good here. You have proven beyond a doubt that you are not responsible enough to own a firearm. We have just put a sign up on the front door to save you the trouble of walking all the way in here….


Gun advocates have been notoriously critical of the Obama administration for its perceived slights of the second amendment, this despite overseeing the expansion of gun rights during Obama’s first four years in the White House.

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/11/16/1208221/arizona-gun-shop-obama/

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Reply Arizona Gun Store Refuses To Sell Guns To Anyone Who Voted For Obama (Original post)
kpete Nov 2012 OP
robinlynne Nov 2012 #1
Barack_America Nov 2012 #10
TheDebbieDee Nov 2012 #36
Panasonic Nov 2012 #2
graham4anything Nov 2012 #3
ProgressiveProfessor Nov 2012 #16
silverweb Nov 2012 #4
BumRushDaShow Nov 2012 #8
Fridays Child Nov 2012 #13
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #23
cherish44 Nov 2012 #5
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #21
liberalhistorian Nov 2012 #31
Barack_America Nov 2012 #6
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #7
aletier_v Nov 2012 #11
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #18
Hugabear Nov 2012 #35
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #9
Fridays Child Nov 2012 #12
onehandle Nov 2012 #14
meow2u3 Nov 2012 #15
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #17
jmowreader Nov 2012 #19
former-republican Nov 2012 #24
jmowreader Nov 2012 #32
Kali Nov 2012 #20
former-republican Nov 2012 #22
Initech Nov 2012 #25
Care Acutely Nov 2012 #26
FieryLocks Nov 2012 #27
Whovian Nov 2012 #28
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #29
krispos42 Nov 2012 #30
Downwinder Nov 2012 #33
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #34
Great Caesars Ghost Nov 2012 #37

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:18 PM

1. Is that legal?

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Response to robinlynne (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:21 PM

10. He's welcome to ruin his business in any way he sees fit...

...short of burning it down himself, of course. This is probably the next best thing, though.

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Response to Barack_America (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:44 AM

36. This won't ruin his business. This stunt is getting the store a lot of free publicity!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:19 PM

2. I voted for Mitt Rmoney - can I get my free AK-47?

 

I'll just shoot up the store, not the owner, and then set it on fire.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:19 PM

3. if you asked me- NRA(world's #1 biggest lobby group)=national racist association.

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:36 PM

16. Says a Bloomberg supporter and OWS hater...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:19 PM

4. Brilliant!

A self-imposed boycott. Absolute genius.



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Response to silverweb (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:21 PM

8. Stockholm Syndrome.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:28 PM

13. Yeah, seriously!

Well said!

Sadly, Arizona--and the whole country, for that matter--is full of his knuckle-dragging cousins.

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Response to Fridays Child (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:48 PM

23. And these guys think they're leaders in the 21st century ... they need to be teleportated back to

prehistoric times. They are throwbacks, unfit for the 21st century.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:19 PM

5. How about I'm a CUSTOMER and who I voted for is NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS

asshole

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Response to cherish44 (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:46 PM

21. Better to take your business to someone else beside this idiot

If he runs his business like this is he going to really care if you have problems??

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Response to cherish44 (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:09 AM

31. Not only is it none of his business whatsoever,

but just how the fuck is he gonna know who voted for whom? If someone comes in and wants to buy something and they claim to have voted for Romney when they really voted for Obama, how the fuck is he gonna disprove that? Does he have a secret Twilight Zone magic mirror where he can see just how everyone voted? Somehow I don't think so. And for someone so into "rights" and "freedom from tyranny", he obviously has no clue what democracy or freedom really means.

I know several Dem gun owners who'd love to have a few words with him.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:20 PM

6. Maybe he'll give a gun to the lady who ran over her husband...

...for NOT voting for Romney?

Seems like she'd be his sort of "responsible", upstanding citizen.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:20 PM

7. So tell me this, Mr. genius gun seller

 

How are you gonna know?

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:22 PM

11. Lie detector test and background investigation

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:45 PM

18. Talk about overhead

 

He should stay in business about two weeks, especially if inundated with Obama voters.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:51 AM

35. Maybe he assumes blacks and Hispanics are Obama voters?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:21 PM

9. Eh...it's a gimmick to appeal to rightwingnuts, who buy most of the guns.

Anyone can buy a gun there, no matter who they voted for. He wouldn't know. So it's just to draw in the wackos.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:25 PM

12. If there are other gun stores in the area, and this is Arizona, so I'm sure there are...

...any one of the owners would be smart to jump all over this idiot's ass with an all-American, inclusive ad campaign that exposes him for the Nazi that he is.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:31 PM

14. No problem. I don't even need Viagra. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:35 PM

15. Let me get this straight

Does this cretin mean to tell us that only RWNJs who try to assassinate a Democratic congresswoman, murder 9-year-old kids in the process, and shoot up innocent moviegoers are responsible enough to own a firearm, but progressives who try to defend themselves from a RWNJ are not?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:43 PM

17. Asshole, plain and simple! This guy needs to go through the doorway to a place

that hands out brains.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:45 PM

19. What could be entertaining

Too bad I'm not in the market for a gun and don't live in Arizona. What might be really entertaining is to buy a $2500 gun then walk into Southwest Shooters Supply, ask to speak to the owner, then place my Veterans ID card and the invoice on the counter and tell this moran I would have bought the gun there but I had to go to a store my money was good at.

Four or five of those and his evaluation of the quality of Democrats' money might change.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:51 PM

24. President Obama was and is the best thing for gun shop owners

 

He knows this.
It's just a silly sign to maybe get a few more people in his shop.

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Response to former-republican (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:14 AM

32. Any Democrat is

One of our better advertisers is a sporting goods store that does unbelievable gun business. The owner is now a registered Democrat because, as he told me, no president has ever done as much for his bottom line as Obama. Since Obama has been in office, this man has added a clothing outlet to his existing store (he needed to grow the gun department so he built a second building for apparel), opened an "outdoor lifestyle" store in the mall, started selling Life is Good, and opened a clearance outlet. Life is Good requires you dedicate a whole store to it and requires you to hire only super upbeat people to work there, so there's a heavy capital investment there.

Prohibition gave the mafia enough of a financial cushion to last forever. Obama's presidency will do the same for the gun shop owners.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:45 PM

20. what a dipshit



in Pinetop, no less. population: couple thou

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:46 PM

22. It's called marketing

 

and it will increase sales for the shop.

who gives a shit really

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:16 PM

25. We live in a country that produces the most weapons in the world.

If that idiot wants to ruin his business there's plenty of other places to obtain them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:18 PM

26. If I cared about guns and hadn't voted for the President, I would

still walk away from that store after I let them know it's not their G-D business HOW I vote and I would take my business elsewhere.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:26 PM

27. Who cares?!

If this asshat is still all butt hurt about Obama winning re-election?
Let him stew in his pathetic misery.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:31 PM

28. Why didn't they add "But Joes Guns down the street will still sell to you commies and are having a

 

great sale!" Hey if the guy wants to tank his business why not go all the way?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:38 PM

29. Talk about a sore looser.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:44 PM

30. Well, that's a dumbass idea.

Free market, do your thing!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:31 AM

33. He should have looked at the map that shows areas of blue

surrounded by red. There was a lot of blue in North Eastern Arizona. He might be losing a lot of business.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:43 AM

34. if they think republicans are the only ones

who sell guns they are wrong. There are democrats who own guns and sell them too. They are not going to stop democrats from owning guns simply by not selling guns to them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:19 PM

37. Obama Voters Not Welcome=.....

 

Jim David Adkisson Types Only!

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