Originally Posted by Dillinger
sigp250 - First and only warning. Lon is a member of this forum in good standing, is a Southern gentlemen and is one hell of a fine 2A advocate.
What he is asking for, is more information to support your cause. Nothing less.
It's a reasonable request.
If you want the ample support of the FTF Community, one that ranks in the top 20 of "firearms websites" in the whole of the Internet and ranks 11th in "Firearms and other Weapons" forums, I would tread a little lighter and with a little more respect.
These fine men and women support the 2A, and they are willing to take up pen for any good cause, but insulting one of their own is not a great way to go about embracing them.
My post was purely informational. Your forum does have an FFL section and that is where I posted.
It is true, I don't have 8,000 posts but when I do write, I try to make my topics relevant. This topic may be considered general in nature from a 2A perspective but It is specific to FFL's and those who have questions about FFL's and the business.
The responder has chosen to edit his responses and is now
asking for more information in his revised posts.
I responded to his original replies where no mention of a request tor additional information was made.
I too like to think of myself as a gentleman. I am a respected NRA and
NSSF member and Supporter.
I have had the good fortune to be successful in my primary profession for 38 years. It has nothing to do with guns or sports, except sports stadiums.
As a long time hunting, sports shooter. I had a vision to develop a Sportsman's outfitter business that caters to those who seek good service and exceptionally fair prices.
This business model is simple and nearly the same as the profession that has allowed me the to venture into operating a firearms business.
I have an excellent record of repeat business. This is not solely based on my prices. It has much to do about spending time with all customers how ever I can help them.
Matter of fact, I have no problems with my banks either. I'm a preferred customer with good cash flow and an excellent credit rating.
Every shop owner and every private business can deny service under most conditions without cause. That is their right and it should be respected.
Shop owners also have same 2A rights that every law abiding citizen does.
Guns are not for everyone just as any hobby or sport might not appeal to everyone.
I'm sure you are aware that the NRA publishes a list of corporations, organizations and even a listing of celebrities who are anti-gun.
They all have their reasons. Liability is always a good excuse for businesses and there is some merit and justification for their policies.
At the same time, there is equal justification on behalf of those of us who wish to exercise our 2A rights and not support companies that want to see our rights taken from us.
I hope this serves as fair additional information.