Elections have consequences, as they say.
For supporters of Joe Biden living in and around Jefferson City, Missouri, those consequences are being brought to a whole new level as one local gun store has announced that it will no longer be selling firearms or ammunition to those who backed 46 in the 2020 presidential election.
“We don’t have guns or ammo for Biden Supporters. Sorry for the inconvenience,” wrote Trigger Firearms and Reloading, LLC, on its Facebook page last week.
The post went viral. Facebook users shared it over 2,300 times! It also received 5,600 reactions and over 4,500 comments, many of which seemed supportive of the new policy.
“Good idea, don’t want firearms in the hands of the unhinged,” wrote one commenter.
Another promised to patronize the store, “I’ll spend my money with you. Do you have (normally) reloading supplies? I know in today’s wold [sic], these supplies are difficult to find, but if you have any, particularly primers, lemme know. Who know [sic], maybe I’ll even by [sic] a gun too.”
Some commenters expressed mixed feelings. One man said, “I’m conflicted with this post. On one hand, I [sic] while I disagree with Democrats on almost everything, I don’t want to shun those few remaining Democrats that are pro-2A (about as common as unicorns, but there is[sic] a few).”
“On the other hand, businesses had no problem the past 4 years shunning Trump supporters, to the delight of the corrupt media and Liberals everywhere,” he continued. “At the end of the day, it’s a private business, and the owner can decide whom he/she sells to.”
And, of course, there were more than a few detractors.
“Trust me. We don’t want to shop at your store anyways lol,” said one person.
While it’s not exactly clear how ownership would determine who a customer voted for to enforce the sales ban (voluntary questionnaire? social media scan? polygraph?), what is clear is that this was a great publicity stunt.
Like it or not, thousands of people are talking about Trigger Firearms and Reloading, LLC. And that undoubtedly is a win for the store.