Just Say No!’ comes to mind with this report…we’ve all heard that phrase used before in various ways over the decades, but what Cope Reynolds did with his business after the election was over is the icing on the cake!

See what you think. – This is via DC:

The owner of a gun shop and firearms training facility in small-town Arizona this week posted a sign telling patrons who voted for President Barack Obama to “turn around and leave” because they have proven they “are not responsible enough to own a firearm.”

The owner, Cope Reynolds, also took out a full-page ad in the local White Mountain Independent newspaper in an apparent effort to fully drive his point home.

“If you voted for Barack Obama your business is NOT WELCOME at Southwest Shooting Authority,” the ad states. “You have proven you are not responsible enough to own a firearm.”

The bottom of the ad lists the gun shop’s phone number: 928-367-AK47.

“Of course, it would be impossible to enforce,” Reynolds said in an email to the Phoenix New Times. “However, if they own up to it, we will not serve them.”

Reynolds added that, while many in his community and across the country have been supportive, he has received a large amount of hate mail and even a few death threats since enacting his new policy.

Under federal law. private establishments that function as “public accommodations — like a gun shop — can refuse service to anyone as long as they do not discriminate against a protected class, such as disabled individuals. Some states, including California, have more stringent standards that prevent discrimination for arbitrary or malicious reasons.

“I hate it because my 17-year-old son answers the phone, and they light into him,” Reynolds said. “They call us stupid rednecks and racist.”

Reynolds reminded potential assassins that he carries a gun with him at all times, and knows how to use it.

“We’re able to wear our guns in Arizona and we wear one 24-7,” he said. “We train regularly.”

It’s unlikely Reynolds’ move will cost him many customers — his town is heavily Republican — but he claimed that, if he is forced out of business, he won’t have any regrets.

“If we lose the whole business it doesn’t matter,” Reynolds said. “The bottom line is my values.”

Dudes and Dudettes…this is also a must read, I hope you take the time to read and pass on to others, it’s an eye-opener…it details a lot of what may be coming to us via Dear Leader and ilk. Since the election things are already in motion, it didn’t take Dear Leader long doing his best against the Second Amendment…in whatever fashion he can.

Gun Owners Enter the Fight of Our Lives!’

Throw in your two-cents…Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

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  1. great to see an American stand up for his beliefs……I’m with him all the way……..

    too bad more states aren’t like Az………….we should be able to carry openly…………being able to carry openly wards of evil spirits like street scummers and nare-do-wells…

    carrying openly is bad medicine for evil spirits………

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    • I’m with him too…after-all, ‘He Built That!’

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    • Concealed carry is much better, the only thing they see is the muzzle flash. I’ve actually pulled twice in 20 years and let them see the weapon beside my leg pointing down. They left. Carrying open is akin to Hot Doggin it and will just get ya hassled a lot. Close in a knife is better and does much more damage than a full mag of .45s. Best not to get in a bad situation, situational awareness is crucial. A lawyer is $50K and up on a good shoot. You will be sued in civil court, period. Most CCW classes stress avoidance and are well worth taking. My class had 8 instructors from various agencies and a defense lawyer. 19 hrs class 1 hr range time. Many people who took the class won’t carry outside their house as its a real mess if you have to shoot.

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  2. SPURWING PLOVER says:

    Tell those fools who voted to reelect DER FEHRER they kissed their 2nd AMENDMENT and U.C. CONSTITUTION goodbye when they voted to reelect thes jerk into office so they can now GO POUND SAND

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    • They don’t care about pounding sand…they just have their hands out for their next govt. dole check…at the expense of ‘We the People!’

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  3. Arizona citizens have always been able to carry openly and now concealed also with no permit. You break gun laws here and you will spend time in the worst prison in the US, at Florence, Az. If you want and AZ concealed carry permit you can get one that is good in almost 30 states, and you can carry into bars and restaurants and the funny thing is there are few shootouts in Az except the druggies from the south. Copes attitude is same as most old time Az citizens. I don’t know why he even responds to The New Times, its a Commie rag thats been after Sheriff Joe for years.

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    • When did he respond to the NYT’s…I’m really curious about that? – Or did I miss something here..have been busy as heck today…so, fill me in.

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      • Its a Phoenix based Ultra Liberal local rag. Its called The New Times. Its free but does ads for topless bars, adult stuff, other trash, liberal yellow journalism. Sheriff Joe once arrested the Editor and Publisher, as I recall they published his home address and phone number and other police info telling people to harass the Sheriff.

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  4. I carry in the open sometimes when it suits me. I have a nice little CQB paddle holster from Blackhawk. My G-23 fits it real nice. Comes out pretty fast too.

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  5. SPURWING PLOVER says:

    Yeah the NEW YORK SLIMES americas version of PRAVDA the Grey Lady is a bitch

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  6. Hey BT and all…

    My first question… what happened to the post by RED???

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    • Paul…

      If you’re talking about his recent blog post…scroll down to ‘Red’s Corner’ on the site..you can’t miss it. 😉

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  7. Got to love the guy for standing up for his beliefs. Can’t help but think he might get a few mail orders from us redneck racists across the country.

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  8. I’m currently plastering my work truck with the most outrageous anti Obama bumper stickers I can find.

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    • My current favorite bumpersticker is: ” Obama is the black Bush”
      (Of course I wasn’t a Bushbot and thought he should have never gotten a second term, but then again- I’d like to dig up John Lennon just to shoot him again for giving us the “Yoko years”)
      I hope they make this Southwest Shooting Authority statement a sticker.

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  9. SPURWING PLOVER says:

    The NEW YORK SLIMES and ALL THE CRAP THATS FIT TO PRINT

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  10. Quartier LeBlanc says:

    Do you really want to drive your point home? Here’s the best one. Don’t financially support liberals. The party I was with this weekend wanted to go to a restaurant and a Landry’s was chosen because it would fit into everyone’s taste. That is till I reminded every one of these righ thinking Americans that the Landry’s chain is owned by the the huge uber liberal/commie Tilman Fertitta who gives millions to libs/commies. We went elsewhere and I doubt any of them will ever go back. Let Fertitta take EBT cards in the future.

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  11. Here’s something that should make you all smile. ~

    http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012.....c-weapons/

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  12. “Under federal law. private establishments that function as “public accommodations — like a gun shop — can refuse service to anyone as long as they do not discriminate against a protected class, such as disabled individuals.”

    I may have found a loophole, if mental disability, (i.e. libs/Obama voters,) places one in the protected class.

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  13. buy that guy a beer!!

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  14. Steve Sybert says:

    Way to go, Cope!! Get some!! Liberalism really is a mental disorder. Sell those guys a gun, they are liable to hurt themselves with it. Then, they’ll be suin’ ya.

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  15. “If we lose the whole business it doesn’t matter,” Reynolds said. “The bottom line is my values.” – Reynolds

    ^ This

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  16. Dude of the Week!

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  17. I personally know Cope Reynolds from the gun shop in Farmington, NM he used to own and although he is largely a douchepickle he does have a few redeeming qualities

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  18. Way to go Reynolds. Placing your morals above personal gain. Maybe the folks in DC could learn a thing or two Mr. Reynolds.

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    • When it comes to the majority of them in DC…I don’t they care to take any lessons such as this. ~ They don’t have it in ’em.

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  19. Glad to see this…although it won’t do a bit of good.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor.....ade-treaty

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  20. Hey kids look! Its a real life ass hole!

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    • That would be you, when you’re talking to the kids. – Unless you meant Dear Leader instead of Cope, you’d better take a look at your own reflection in the mirror when it comes to assholes.

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