Seattle’s anti-gun Mayor Mike McGinn has been actively recruiting local stores to post “gun free zone” signs on their businesses, and some apparently dim-witted shopkeepers think criminals will obey.
Those businesses are now feeling the wrath of the gun-carrying citizenry, some of whom are taking their business elsewhere:
Nearly 50 businesses have signed up to become “Gun Free Zones,” a program announced by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn to stop gun violence. To show that, many have decals displayed on front windows.
Gun owners are firing back, showing protest with their pocketbooks.
“I was insulted. It’s basically telling me that the business or corporation doesn’t want my business,” said Betsy Stubbs, who’s a licensed and trained concealed weapon carrier.
Stubbs, 65, carries a 9 mm Glock for protection.
“There are times when I’m out by myself that I chose to have that right,” she said.
She calls the new voluntary anti-gun campaign discrimination.
“When you see no shoes, no shirt, no service, it’s like ok that’s one thing but when you have earned a legal right,” said Stubbs.
According to Stubbs, the campaign unfairly targets responsible and intelligent people that are allowed to carry a gun legally by associating them with criminals.
“Don’t fool yourself by thinking a sticker in any way will protect you. The sticker will do nothing but annoy people that are law abiding,” said Stubbs.
Some of the shopkeepers are claiming they’re being threatened, but the only response they’ve shared with the reporter is what most would consider a valid question, “Do you really have a logical brain cell in your head?”
It is a logical question to ask.
Does any of these stores really think that hanging this sign in storefront window…
…is going to stop violent criminals intent on armed robbery, or worse?
It’s amusing that these stores are having a hard time handling the legitimate criticism of a policy that specifically ostracizes the most law-abiding citizens in their community, which just so happens to simultaneously announce that the remaining patrons of these establishments are unarmed and easy targets for criminal predators.
Who does this signage really help, other than politicians and other criminals?