If you're one of the 736 people in Pinetop who voted for President Obama last week, let it be known that you are no longer welcome inside one of the town's gun shops.
At least, that's according to the Southwest Shooting Authority's owner, and the advertisement (pictured to the right) that he took out in the local paper, the White Mountain Independent.
We called the store today -- at 928-367-AK47 -- to try to ask to the owner, Cope Reynolds, how he's going to identify Obama voters who try to sneak in, but no one picked up the phone. We also sent an e-mail, so we'll let you know if he gets back to us.
UPDATE: Reynolds explained how the ban will be enforced. Click here to read the details.
However, here's the explanation he sent over to AmmoLand:
To Whom it May Concern:
I thought you all might be interested in this.
We will try to demonstrate once again that the bottom line for our business is principle, not money.
Yes, it has been damaging at times but our values are intact.
Effective immediately, if you voted for Obama, your money is no 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...
I took this ad out in our local paper. It will come out in the White Mountain Independent tomorrow, 9 November
We can also see from Reynolds' social-media accounts that he's joining the secession talk, and isn't a big fan of "Libtards."
Below, see the sign posted on the front door -- "to save you the trouble of walking all the way in here" -- followed by the full newspaper ad from Southwest Shooting Authority.
Where do these Arizona -- excuse us, "Colt Single-Action Army Revolver State" -- gun-nut stereotypes even come from?
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