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.”
"However, if they own up to it, we will not serve them. This goes way beyond gun control, which many think is why we did this. I should have as much right to post a sign on my door as those that post ‘No Guns’ on their doors.”