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A gun store owner in the southwestern United States has a very brief, pointed message to supporters of Barack Obama: Go away.
“If you voted for Obama, please turn around and leave! You have proven that you are not responsible enough to own a firearm,” says a notice posted on the store front at Southwest Shooting Authority in Pinetop, Ariz.
Cope Reynolds of the SSA said in a report on Ammoland Shooting Sports News, “Effective immediately, if you voted for Obama, your money is not 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…”
Jeff Aagaard, a participant in a forum on the site, said, “I couldn’t agree with you more, that those people voting for Barry O. don’t have a clue and are in no way responsible enough to own a firearm of any kind.”
Karla added, “I don’t own a firearm, but will in the near future.”
And Jack Johnson added, “From Australia, Cheers to you folks! Bloody well done.”
Several others were edited for their graphic language in advocating for Obama and against the gun shop owner.
On the Freedomoutpost.com blog, Reynolds said, “I’m a small business owner. … I don’t care who it makes mad.”
The report said Reynolds had been inundated with telephone calls from those who support his stand, including those who have placed orders in support.
But the report said Reynolds has gotten death threats because of his position.
But he doesn’t worry.
“We’re able to wear our guns in Arizona and we wear on 24-7,” He said. “We train regularly.”
The owner said he’d also placed the message in a newspaper ad.
The store says on its website it is where gun control is considered a product of good training.