by Thom M.
Hello. My name is Thom and I live in Clinton, IL.
I went to Jimmy John’s today. It is co-located in the Shell station and noticed the Anti-2nd Amendment “NO GUNS” sign on the door.
I asked the Jimmy John’s employees about the sign and they said it was the Shell owner’s sign and that Randy Martin, the JJ franchisee, had no objections.
Mr. Martin also owns the Monicals pizza and the Dairy Queen restraints in town, neither of which have the sticker.
When I asked the girl behind the Shell counter about it, she seemed as if I weren’t the first to mention it. I handed her one of our No guns = No money cards and she gave me the phone number of the regional manager’s phone number.
His name is Jim and his phone number is (815)830-2842.
I spoke to him politely and he told me that the store is owned by MKM marketing and the presidents name is Rick Marketti and his phone number is (815) 237-0100.
When he finally returned my call, I was told that “if someone comes in his store and starts shooting up the place, and I return fire as a legal CCW holder, you won’t be sued, I will.”
What I heard was “I don’t care how many people get killed, my money is more important.”
Feel free to call the numbers and share with these gents your thoughts on their “NO GUNS” signage. Let’s help educate gun owners so they can make an informed decision as to whether or not to support these anti-gun business owners.
The above listed phone numbers are, as you know, “north of I-80”. I told him that we are a small town of mostly independent hunter types and we “cling to our guns and religion” but he was unphased.
Thanks for your time, effort and quality magazine