“If you voted for Barack Obama, your business is not welcome at Southwest Shooting Authority. You have proven you are not responsible enough to own a firearm.”
A Pinetop businessman is putting his money where his mouth is.
Cope Reynolds, who owns Southwest Shooting Authority, a gun shop and firearms training facility in Arizona’s White Mountain community of Pinetop-Lakeside, has posted a sign banning anyone who voted to reelect Barack Obama. “If you voted for Barack Obama,” the sign states, “your business is not welcome at Southwest Shooting Authority. You have proven you are not responsible enough to own a firearm.” Reynolds also placed a similar message in an ad in the White Mountain Independent newspaper
Pinetop-Lakeside has a population of 4,280, only 736 of whom voted for Obama.
“I can’t imagine, after seeing what this man can do in four years, how stupid do you have to be to vote again to get the same thing. It’s unimaginable to me,” he said.
Reynolds is concerned Barack Obama and his Democrat cohorts will use his final term to punish gun owners, and weaken Americans’ Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Since the sign went up, Reynolds said, so has his business. He says people from all over the country are now ordering from Southwest Shooting Authority in a show of support. The bottom of the newspaper ad lists the gun shop’s phone number: (928) 367-AK47 (367-2547). We’re including it here in case you have a hankerin’ to buy a new firearm. Cope Reynolds is the man to give your business to.
Its unlikely Reynolds’ move will cost him many customers — his town is heavily Republican — but he says 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.”
That’s what it’s all about, after all. It’s called “integrity.” Here’s a picture of Cope Reynolds — the man who puts a face on that concept: