AZ gun store owner refuses to sell guns to Obama voters

I love this guy. No doubt he’s just increased his business among patriots:

FOX NEWS – Cope Reynolds, owner of the Southwest Shooting Authority in Pinetop, Ariz., posted the new store policy in a newspaper advertisement — as well as on a sign posted on the front door.

“If you voted for Barack Obama your business is not welcome at Southwest Shooting Authority,” the ad reads. “You have proven that you are not responsible enough to own a firearm.”

The Southwest Shooting Authority is a family-owned, family-run business that Reynolds opened in 2004. He told Fox News that he’s absolutely serious about the new policy.

“I’m a small business owner,” he said. “If you are dumb enough to vote for Obama again – after four years of this — I don’t think you are responsible enough to own a firearm. I don’t care who it makes mad.”

Reynolds acknowledged that folks coming into his store probably didn’t vote for Obama anyway, but he’s still making a statement. He said he’s concerned about how President Obama’s policies could impact his small business.


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  • Constance

    I and some of my co-patriots here in Arizona have planned a trip up to Pinetop next weekend to do some shopping at this man’s shop. It’s quite a drive for us, but we will gladly spend the gas and time to purchase from him. We want to go in person and give him kudos. I’m sure we are not alone in this.

    • BikerHoop

      Give him my regards. I’d go myself, but it’s a little too far. I wonder if he’s got a website we can purchase from.

    • I wish I was well and closer, I live in NY. You and the store owner and all of your friends are True American Patriots. I wish that Romney would not have conceded so quickly, he should have demanded a recount. It’s been all over the fair and balanced news that the election was rigged.

  • maynardb50

    I thought most Obama voters hate firearms. Except for the black thugs who simply steal the guns they want.

    • Haywoodjbl

      They will learn to like them real fast when the barrel of one is pointing at them and they have nothing to defend themselves…..and probably the barrel of they people they vote for.

      • maynardb50

        I have the weapons I need, but I feel I (we) should be stocking up on ammo, as that may become the first thing the libs come after. Through expensive surtaxes for instance.

        • BikerHoop

          I agree with stocking up on ammo. I currently have almost 30,000 rounds… is that enough? A friend who happens to be a LEO told me that if my house starts on fire, to warn the fire department.

  • JeffWRidge

    I don’t know. If an Obama supporter got ahold of a gun they might just accidentally shoot themselves. I’m pretty sure they couldn’t figure out which end the bullet comes out of. They’d be putting the muzzle up against their shoulder while they sighted down the stock at the target (a copy of the Bill of Rights, no doubt) and then pressed on the trigger with their thumb.

    We shouldn’t be preventing this. It’s “natural selection” at work.

  • I need a sign like this!

  • Luker410

    Love It!

  • Haywoodjbl

    I live in Arizona and know exactly where this gun shop is…..He makes a valid point…stupid is stupid

  • Sober_Thinking

    I couldn’t support or applaud this any more than I already have. Good for him. 🙂

  • sjmom

    Wouldn’t it be nice if more businesses step up to the place as this owner did! Kudos.

  • Darkbella007

    I wish I could shake this mans hand!

  • GreenBeretWay

    Knowing the Obama supporters they would try to purchase a weapon with an EBT card.

    I know where I would be doing my Christmas shopping if I lived in Az.

  • I can’t see the ACLU getting involved in this. Could you imagine, just imagine the ACLU demanding their constitutional right to by a gun from this guy? That alone would be priceless.

    • If ACLU attacked him it would be because he sells guns in the first place.

  • poljunkie

    We’ve been to Pinetop, and stopped at this store. BEFORE the sign though.

    Pinetop is a great place for a weekend- if you like winter sports…Known as the “White Mountains”

    If you recall we had a large fire in 2002– here in AZ called the Rodeo-Chediski…It was located very very close to Pinetop. and some in town were evacuated.

    • Constance

      I remember that fire. Also the one from 2011 over in the Alpine area, which just broke my heart. We spent many long weekends at the Hannagan Meadow Lodge in Alpine, and that area was just breathtaking, just like the area in Pinetop Lakeside. These fires are just devastating to the communities, and when they are due to the stupidity of people, just beyond infuriating.

  • Joe

    Great – Makes sense to me! – The website


    facebook page >>>>>>>

  • tinlizzieowner

    Obama voters don’t buy guns. The ‘intellectuals’ confiscate them, the rest just steal them.
    😉 😉

  • denbren52

    That would be much more effective here in Michigan. Large numbers of the UAW also like to hunt but they vote the way their union bosses tell them to vote.

  • That’s one way to help keep guns out of the hands of Mexican cartels.

  • nam7822cats

    I hope he doesn’t cave to pressure not to discriminate against Obozo supporters. You just know that every black who walks into the store is an Obama supporter, and they need to be escorted out.

    • wodiej

      they can get all they want illegally. No need to buy in store.

    • That makes no sense. Most people who walk into a gun store are not really fans of Obama. Why bring up skin color?

      Only Democrats care about skin color.

  • Fel Cruz

    Wow, the idiocy. Obama has only ever EXPANDED your rights to possess a weapon. HR 627. You

    Plus this guy wants to LIMIT my 2nd Amendment rights? What a

    • Hint: not letting you shop in his store does not affect your second amendment rights in any way, whatsoever.

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    • Boris_Badenoff

      Of course Fel, after all that’s what Fast & Furious was all about ….

      Expanding our gun rights/sarc

      Liberal idiots make me puke.

  • wodiej

    LOL….love it….love it!!

  • Needs to grow undercover among all business owners!

  • Look for a raid by either the FBI or the IRS very soon.

  • conservative58

    Now this is the type of ‘gun control’ that makes sense.

  • Liberals support gun control, so I guess they would support this measure.


    A lot of racism and hatred in here.

    • Boris_Badenoff

      Yeah, we are all racist, you better leave while you can…

  • bbitter

    If there is an uproar, it is hilarious, because this is EXACTLY what the Obama crowd wants… less guns sold, right?

  • mikeinidaho

    Really, he’s doing it for the Obamanites own good! Those puzzies wouldn’t know which end of a gun to point at a target! And the “bang” would scare the krap out of them!