Cope Reynolds, the gun store owner of the Southwest Shooting Authority store in Pinetop, Arizona, recently placed a newspaper ad in the White Mountain Independent, which read: “If you voted for Barack Obama, your business is NOT WELCOME at Southwest Shooting Authority.”
Copeland also posted a sign on the door of his shop that reads: “If you voted for Obama, please turn around and leave! You have proven you are not responsible enough to own a firearm. Thank you, The Management,” reports the Phoenix News-Times.
When asked how he will identify voters for Obama, Reynolds told the Phoenix News-Times: “Obviously, this is nothing more than a political statement. Of course, it would be impossible to enforce. If they don’t say anything, we’ll never know. They could purchase whatever they wanted, and they would probably get a big kick out of thinking that they are rubbing it in our face as they walk out the door. Some folks are easily amused that way.”