Let this be a lesson to all of you liberals who think you've got a right to purchase an assault rifle!
Cope Reynolds, the owner of Southwest Shooting Authority, has a sign posted on his front door telling potential customers "If you voted for Barack Obama your business is not welcome at Southwest Shooting Authority. You have proven that you are not responsible enough to own a firearm."
He's also run a full-page ad to let folks in the local community how he feels about the President's re-election, telling Obama voters not to bother coming to his store.
When you consider that other business owners are laying off employees or cutting their hours to express their disgust with the President's re-election, I guess this is a mild course of action. The owner of Papa Johns is raising the price of his products to compensate for the insurance mandate required by the Affordable Care Act, and the owner of a slew of Denny's restaurants has added an "Obamacare surcharge" to his customers' bills (telling them to take the difference out of tips left for the servers, since they're the beneficiaries of the ACA).
Already there are plans for a "Papa Johns Appreciation Day" similar to the Chick-fil-A nonsense that had Republicans lining up for chicken sandwiches after the CEO of that company announced his opposition to gay marriage rights.
Is this where we're headed as a country? Republican businesses, Democratic businesses? You're not welcome here, don't even bother coming to my establishment? Is this how we "come together" after an election?
Why would any business owner want to alienate 50% of the buying public? Well, maybe that owner knows his local markets well enough to know it will stimulate sales, and not hurt them?
Personally, I think Papa Johns pizzas suck, and don't care if Peyton Manning is hawking them in commercials or not.
Will it come to the point where our political opinions dictate where we can and can't shop or eat?
Maybe we should send political goon squads around at night to paint a red or blue "X" above the doors of various businesses, so that we might be better informed about the owners' political opinions...
I think they tried something like that in pre-war Nazi Germany, didn't they?