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Chicago Anti-Gunners Tell Stores To Discriminate Against Concealed Carriers — Here’s How The Stores Reacted


CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Groups of ‘concerned citizens’ are now proverbially up-in-arms about Chicago retailers that refuse to post ‘gun free zone’ signs in their businesses.  Peaceful Communities in Northbrook and the Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs in Highland Park have both been very vocal activist groups charged with basically ethically extorting local businesses to comply with their daft-minded ideas.  As Newsmax reports, most businesses could seem to care less.

“For two years, we’ve waited and hoped stores would act responsibly — and very, very few of them have on their own,” Lee Goodman, a  protestor encouraging the signs, told the Tribune. “It seems to be that many stores think of it as a way of not taking a stand they see as political, which might alienate some of their customers.”

So, we’re to believe that if a group of people shows up to a person’s store and says, “paint your store zebra colors or else we’ll picket outside your business,” private businesses have any obligation to concede?  More importantly, if I ever see a group of protesters picketing outside of a business because the store owner wouldn’t label his store as a ‘gun free zone’, I’d almost feel more obliged to shop there on principal alone.

It’s just one more ridiculous antic in a sea of anti-gun lunacy.  As a concealed carrier, I don’t feel any safer having to disarm before I patronage a shop.  If anything, now I have to worry my car is going to get broken into instead of focusing on the merchandise.

We knew there would be backlash when Chicago finally went partially ‘gun free’, but let’s be honest: one of the most violent cities in the United States already had plenty of problems before law-abiding citizens with concealed firearms showed up.  If anything, it means people may actually have the means to defend their lives from criminals with illegally obtained firearms.  That’s a reality we need to face as a country but unfortunately there are elements of our population that absolutely refuse to negotiate.  And it’s good to see businesses standing up to them and not caving under pressure.

The right thing is to allow people to protect themselves.  Those who would seek obstruct that are only limiting their place in that discussion.

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James England is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry…

James England is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry handgun is a Glock 36 in a Lenwood Holsters Specter IWB or his CZ-75D PCR in an Alien Gear MOD holster.

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  • Michael Visco

    And those people will never learn or care

  • MisterSandman

    There’s a growing number of people in this country that are fed up with the left’s insane drive to ‘fundamentally transform’ the United States. There will soon be a backlash against the anti-gunners and the other factions of today’s intolerant left.

  • Geoffry K

    Liberalism is a mental disorder. Since criminals don’t obey gun laws, the Left thinks another gun law will convince the criminals to obey it and then wonder why it doesn’t work.

  • Yuri

    Wellp, maybe if someone attacks their love ones or they get shot and realized that the cops are minutes way. Here is a good article for the confuse anits to read

  • Christopher Armour

    Concealed is concealed regardless of signage.

    • Reptiles Rule The World

      Here here

    • mike

      Yep, keep thinking that when you are serving ten plus years in a prison after you bend down to grab that candy bar off the bottom shelf and your shirt rides up and someone sees you are carrying.

      • Christopher Armour

        That’s not concealed then is it? Pretty simple concept.