One week later, Cope Reynolds
is cashing in on the attention.
Mr. Reynolds, owner of Southwest Shooting Authority says "business is booming" after his sign and newspaper ad caught the attention of various media outlets.
The sign read: "If you voted for Barack Obama, your business is not welcome at Southwest Shooting Authority
You have proven you're not responsible enough to own a firearm."
has been inundated with hundreds of calls and emails from media types and supporters.
When asked about business, he
replied, "I've been busier than a cat covering up poop on a marble floor."
The Arizona Republic
spoke with Mr. Reynolds
sign and the effect it's had on his
"People are saying that I've alienated half of our customers," Reynolds
Talking Points Memo asked Mr. Reynolds
will prevent Obama supporters from entering the store and purchasing merchandise.
will not be conducting a litmus test to determine the customer's political views but that he
is considering giving discounts to registered Republicans and Libertarians.
Seventy-Five percent of the calls he
is getting are positive, Reynolds
"You can always tell the ones that are not -- 9 out of 10 of them start out with vile and nasty language.
And I guess they don't have the intelligence to carry on a conversation like an adult.
also revealed that he
has been receiving death threats saying, "Just comes with the territory I guess."
admits that there haven't been any serious attempts by the Obama
administration to change America's gun laws, but he
suspects that is coming now that the president has been reelected.
Cope Reynolds, the owner of the Southwest Shooting Authority, posted a letter on the website AmmoLand shortly after the election last week to explain his motives, writing that his personal convictions trump profit: