Anti-gun politicians as well as advocacy groups have had a detrimental effect on society when it comes to firearms. Successful in demonizing guns as a bad thing, as politicians have outwardly declared as their intent (see Attorney General Eric Holder), many Americans however aren’t backing down anytime soon.
According to Breitbart, although groups such as Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense (MDA) were successful in persuading six corporations to ban guns from their premises, “57,000 businesses have posted “guns welcome” or similar signs on their front doors.” As it stands, MDA is a mere 56,994 storefronts away from having a similar effect.
Despite it seeming highly illogical, MDA was able to persuade six stores, Target, Chipotle, Jack in the Box, Chili’s, Starbucks and Sonic in demanding legal, law abiding citizens keep their guns out of the stores. Since that time, the reaction to such an inclination has been immense and the message has been made abundantly clear – Americans love their guns.
In addition The Washington Times reports that one such business posting “guns welcome” signs is Chicken Express in Bossier City, Louisiana. During a promotion taking the notion just one step further, anyone, “who showed up with a concealed carry license… received a free combo meal,” – needless to say it was their busiest day ever.
Owner of Leesburg, Virginia’s The Cajun Experience, Bryan Crosswhite, has also put up a similar sign explaining, “This is a Virginia restaurant and we abide by Virginia state laws, which allow for open carry or concealed carry in a restaurant — why should I hinder that?”
Although this is a major victory for pro-gun folk across the nation, such a win surely won’t be reported on by the mainstream media. Unfortunately, all it will take to undo such progress made in the eyes of the American people will be for one more nut job to come around and take the lives of a few unfortunate souls.
What can we do to ensure that the rights of law abiding citizens aren’t stripped away by the actions of the sick and deranged few?