Money talks

I know that in the wake of this insanity, we mourn, we pray..and in all truth, one salient fact gets buried in the entirety.

Every place that will not allow CHL carry is a potential free fire zone with you as the target. I’d like to suggest that maybe it’s time to consider making these idiots pay.

Nothing dramatic about it, just take your business elsewhere.

A cinema won’t allow carry inside? Tell them politely that as they have this rule, and after the latest shooting, that you as a consumer do not approve or agree with their “restrictions” and that you will therefore be going to another venue. A rival. A cinema that allows carry. Be civil and courteous but firm. Tell your friends and family as well, and where there is agreement, avoid that place of business.

A cafe or restaurant that tells customers they must disarm? Politely tell them thank you, but as they will not allow you to exercise your legal rights as a CHL holder, you wish them well and tell them, you are going to another cafe or business that does not restrict your right to carry.

At work and a friend suggests going out to a venue, tell them that the place restricts your legal right to carry, and that you choose not to be disarmed.

If you want to hit that business even harder, mention to any that will listen that said business discriminates against legal CHL citizens. Liberals looove that word.

Your rights.

Your money.

Exercise your right as a consumer and walk away.

With any luck, some of them will be stung enough to get the message.

Over to you.

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HempRopeAndStreetlight
HempRopeAndStreetlight
July 21, 2012 01:53

Remember to start to punch back: http://abcnews.go.com/Site/page?id=3271346&cat=ABC%20News%20Other “I was horrified to learn that Brian Ross wrongly accused an innocent man of mass murder today. Now he is fearing for the lives of his family! Your irresponsibility has placed the life of an innocent person in danger! I want you to know that not only will be be boycotting ABC, Radio… Read more »

Emperor Misha I
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Emperor Misha I
July 21, 2012 05:26

Quite, Brendan, and I’ve been following that philosophy for quite some time. Thankfully, it’s fairly easy to follow that rule in Texas, as there are very few automatic “no-no” zones with no obvious signage required, such as 2) on the premises where a high school, collegiate, or professional sporting event or interscholastic event is taking place, unless the license holder… Read more »

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
July 21, 2012 07:39

I am in total agreement. No Guns? No money.

onesmack4u
onesmack4u
July 21, 2012 10:03

In Alabama I have yet to see a no firearms sign on anything but a courthouse, post office, or govt building.

LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard
LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard
July 21, 2012 10:31

Yer Majesty, I agree, we should make them pay. Your idea is a good start, but that would be as pin pricks to a rhinoceros. What will really get the attention of the corporate owners of places like the theater chain, etc., would be a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the corporation because they did not provide adequate security to protect… Read more »

Darth Venomous
Darth Venomous
July 21, 2012 10:58

In Alabama I have yet to see a no firearms sign on anything but a courthouse, post office, or govt building. Pursuant (mheh) to that to which Misha was referring, we have certain government buildings within the friendly (cough) confines of the bustling metropolis known as Dall-ass, where the aforementioned sign is prominently displayed, with the one-inch-high-in-contrasting-colors letters. In English… Read more »

LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard
LC Ogrrre - Imperial Heartless Bastard
July 21, 2012 11:21

Brendan, do not set your hopes too high. Perhaps the reason for BC’s extended absence from these pages is because he is not yet finished with the last would-be usurper. I don’t think Misha sets too much store with the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. From what I gather, the Sith Lords believe the more cruel and unusual, the… Read more »

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches
July 21, 2012 14:49

“but as they will not allow you to exercise your legal rights as a CHL holder” It’s not just that they are restricting your rights as a CHL holder, they are restricting your absolute right under the Second Amendment. Granted, that right has – with nearly universal compliance from the citizenry – been reduced to a privilege, but still….it is,… Read more »

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
July 21, 2012 15:35

Fa Cube Itches says: It’s not just that they are restricting your rights as a CHL holder, they are restricting your absolute right under the Second Amendment. Granted, that right has – with nearly universal compliance from the citizenry – been reduced to a privilege, but still….it is, at least technically, a right. Nowhere in the Constitution does it give… Read more »

LC Spare Parts
LC Spare Parts
July 21, 2012 16:08

Sorry to turn this shot in to a squib, but the tactic won’t be effective. Theaters don’t make any money selling tickets. They earn no more than the distributors allow which barely keeps the doors open. The concessions and amusements are where the exhibitor has the only chance to make his margin. We now have a third screen here which… Read more »

GGE
GGE
July 21, 2012 21:10

Unfortunately in NC it is agin’ the law to carry anywhere that charges admission or that sells alky-haul for consumption on the premises. That means no movies and no restaurants that sell beer or wine. We tried to get the restaurant carry passed this year but the weaselly spineless worms in the legislature derailed the bill into committee to let… Read more »

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches
July 22, 2012 00:31

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan @ #: Nowhere in the Constitution does it give you the right to walk onto my property armed. Actually, as written, the Second Amendment bars any limitations, by anyone. The language is clear that no infringement on the right to keep and bear arms is permitted. Unlike some other Amendments, there is no… Read more »

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches
July 22, 2012 00:33

Darth Venomous @ #:

At some point not too long hence, the Insurance Policy™ (i.e. the Bersa Thunder 380cc) & I will become inseparable.

How do you like the Bersa? I keep toying with the idea of getting one, as I usually hear good things about them.

Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
July 22, 2012 02:27

Fa Cube Itches says: As far as walking on your property, armed or not, that is covered by local trespass laws – the Constitution does not really deal with rights of access to private property. But if someone choses to walk down a public sidewalk in front of your house with a fully loaded MG-42, there is no Constitutionally-justified legal… Read more »

July 22, 2012 08:32

Here in Rahmboland I carry three days a week; you can guess which days. I do not draw interest with po-po or act out in public. It’s like Kabul here on the South and Near-North sides. Not all drivers are showing much courtesy, all our inner-city routes go through these trouble areas. On a sadder note, we got off easy:… Read more »

Darth Venomous
Darth Venomous
July 22, 2012 09:02

How do you like the Bersa? I keep toying with the idea of getting one, as I usually hear good things about them. The main things that I like about the Bersa are: 1) it fits well in my (relatively) small hand, and 2) I can put one in my pocket and no one knows it’s there – no bulge,… Read more »

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
July 22, 2012 13:17
AyUaxe
AyUaxe
July 22, 2012 15:24

Want to hear more about the Bersa Thunder .45–seriously considering it, but wondering about build quality/reliability/accuracy. Have a compact 1911, so comparison would be meaningful. Now, back to the main thread–places that tell you they don’t want you to defend yourself or others on their premises, but make no provision to defend you or others. F them very much. They… Read more »

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher
July 22, 2012 15:56

I very rarely leave home without my Makarov. I had to travel by air recently, felt naked the whole trip.

S.E.P.
S.E.P.
July 23, 2012 08:16

While I appreciate the sentiment, I am nonplussed by the proposal. Boycotts don’t work. For many like me in smaller communities (standing population city & county wide about 20k) it would constitute removal of nose from spiteful face. As a die-hard ‘wait for the dvd’ kinda guy, I don’t go to the movies. But let’s say my local hardware store… Read more »

Darth Venomous
Darth Venomous
July 23, 2012 09:01

Bersa Thunder 45 Ultra Compact Pro

:em01:

S.E.P.
S.E.P.
July 23, 2012 09:29

Wheelgunner, myself. Currently drooling over the Chiappa Rhino in .357. Used to think it was ugly, but now believe she’s a handsome broad. The barrel’s alignment with the bottom cylinder results in significantly less recoil & muzzle flip than my Colt Cobra in .38 Special.

S.E.P.
S.E.P.
July 23, 2012 10:24

VonZorch:

I bought my Mak in the early 90s after the wall came down & the Eastern bloc countries flooded the market. $145, including holster, extra clip, and cleaning rod. I now wish I had bought a couple more, back then.

bruce
bruce
July 23, 2012 10:44

i don’t give a crap what some sign says because i always carry a gun and it ismy life and the life of my loved ones that i care about rather than some ass hole sign.i worked for the post office for 25 yrs and carried every day i worked there.no one ever knew!i heard that a black man who… Read more »

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy
July 23, 2012 12:03

As a former LE firearms instructor I submit that if recoil control is a issue with the calibre one is shooting then one should work on grip strength, shouldler strength and good body mechanics. It is one thing to manage the gun and letting it “work” vs fighting with it to get it on target after firing the first round.… Read more »

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher
July 24, 2012 11:26

LC TerribleTroy @ #: 26
I agree, my take is: the best gun is the one you have with you when you need to shoot.
And for those adherents to immature artillery, the small calibre gun, with light recoil, is the most useful gun you can own, for with this gun you can make new shooters.