The owner of a small shop in Pinetop, Arizona, is the protagonist of a new story relating to the election results from just a few weeks ago that were held in the United States.
This time a store owner is prohibiting the sale of arms to anyone who voted to re-elect President Barack Obama, which outside the premises there is a sign that says: "If you voted for Barack Obama, your business is not welcome at Southwest Shooting Authority. You have proven you are not responsible enough to own a firearm. "
Cope Reynolds who is the store owner did not only just put a sign up in his store, but also went the extra mile by announcing it in the local newspaper, which sparked the controversy and has made it gone “viral”.
Is it racism, intolerance, or just freedom of speech? Maybe a little bit of everything for some, and although this has been an unprecedented event, he actually has many people who support him, where also the news channel ABC mentioned that in one day he received over 1,200 emails and hundreds of incoming calls which he was not able to keep up with, and had an employee answer the phone all day. Almost all calls and emails received were to support him, and a few have were to complain.
But why do this?
"I cannot imagine what this man will do after seeing what he did the last four years. You have to be really dumb to vote again for the same person so he can keep on doing the same thing, "said Reynolds, which his biggest concern now is how the Obama administration could affect the second amendment, the right to bear arms.
According to Reynolds, since he put the sign his business has had very good sales, and that people around the country are buying weapons from his shop in support.
This is just another case that has emerged in recent days following the re-election of Barack Obama, and now more than ever political controversies have gone hand in hand, not only in the U.S and Mexico, but throughout the world.
Translation : Omar.Martinez@sandiegored.com