First, a certified jackwagon from South Carolina that not only posted his establishment, but included a derogatory message to that state’s gun owners: “If you are such a loser that you feel a need to carry a gun with you when you go out, I do not want your business. Douchebag.”
As you might imagine, he’s certifiably insulted a large segment of the population and they’ve let him know what they think via a host of avenues.
It’s generated such a strong firestorm that it’s made national news:
S.C. pub sparks outrage for sign calling gun owners losers
Clemson, SC (Washington Times) – A firestorm of backlash has been mounting against a South Carolina pub that put a derogatory sign in its store window telling gun owners to keep out.
Backstreets Pub & Deli in Clemson has a one-star rating out of five on Yelp, with pages upon pages of negative comments and reviews by Second Amendment supporters.
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The story first gained traction when Twitchy posted several photos of the sign from Twitter.
“NO CONCEALED WEAPONS ALLOWED,” the sign warns. “If you are such a loser that you feel a need to carry a gun with you when you go out, I do not want your business. Douchebag.”
One Twitter user commented: “When do the going out of business specials start? I know a sign spinner that is available.”
With business acumen like this, it’s a miracle this guy has lasted as long as he has.
Here in Illinois, we aren’t without businesses whose owners aren’t the brightest bulbs.
Spritz Burgers on North Broadway Ave. in Chicago tagged their “NO GUNS” sign with this:
Haha. Very cute.
The establishment is rumored to be owned by Kelly Cassidy’s “wife”. Cassidy, of course, is the state representative who broke down crying on the floor of the Illinois House when the gay marriage law wasn’t called for a vote at the end of the spring legislative session last year.
Imagine the firestorm if we posted a sign saying, “We really don’t dig gays in our establishment. Please retain your right to gay marriage elsewhere… Thanks.” We don’t think it would be seen as “cute” or amusing to the Kelly Cassidys of the world.
About the only thing we can do is hit them in their pocketbook by shopping elsewhere. And maybe mailing them a receipt from another establishment that wasn’t so unwelcoming to card-carrying good guys.
Well, that and maybe write up a review on yelp to help them out.