Not every business is as dedicated to the Second Amendment as BLACK RIFLE COFFEE COMPANY.
Now – I’m generally of the opinion that a business can do what it wants to, and if a business wants to be a gun-free zone, they are welcome to become one.
However, I also have a right to take my business elsewhere.
One of the interesting things I’ve noticed SINCE the midterms, is that the left is really starting to carry forward their “war on guns” without any pretense or permission.
Part of that war seems to be labeling places as GUN FREE ZONES – meaning they are forbidding even legal concealed carry. Personally, I’ve always LIKED the idea that there are PROBABLY a few CC license holders in most public places. It seemed like the only gun free zones were the “agreed-upon” ones – federal buildings, doctor’s offices, airports, schools, etc. Even those weren’t good ideas, IMO, but at least they were FEW.
That’s all changing. I am now noticing that CHL holders are NOT welcome in:
- Post Offices
- AMC Theaters
- Certain shopping centers
- Fancy department stores
Some of this is REALLY SNEAKY, too. You have to read the SUPER-FINE PRINT in places people don’t normally look, to see that concealed carriers, and even off-duty police carrying arms, are not welcome. Other venues are more “in-your-face” now, with stickers at face level on the doors, which is appreciated, but not completely, given that they are treating licensed carriers and law enforcement in ways that they will NOT treat illegal alien CRIMINALS.
For a while I decided not to let this bother me. Based on what I see online, I figured there were probably a FEW people who might be carrying ANYWAY, and that they could protect me.
However, with the advent of really powerful scanners, I think we’re getting to the point that I can’t actually count on there being any “good guy civil disobedience” in these venues. GOOD PEOPLE will be taking great risks, if they wander into these “target galleries” armed – even off-duty police.
My feeling is that there is only one way. We have to PUNISH these places by withdrawing our business en masse.
SO – with that in mind – please OUT your “favorite” gun-free zones, so that we can start avoiding them and pulling back our dollars. Also, if you know ALTERNATIVE places that are NOT gun-free zones, please let us know who THOSE people are, so that we can switch allegiance.