Because *GASP* it’s a…
Have I mentioned that some Arlington residents really are hysterical, hoplophobic panty wetters?
The Nauck Civic Association sent out an email this week saying it heard from “reliable sources” that a gun shop was in lease negotiations with the owners of the Shirlington Heights Condominiums (2249 S. Shirlington Road).
“We, the members of the Nauck Civic Association Executive Committee are very concerned about locating this business in our community,” the email states. “Although, we are attempting to solicit businesses to locate within our community, we are not convinced that this type of business fits the description of what the residents seek.”
How cute. Nauck residents are protesting a lawful business, because… GUNS! And SHUT UP!
There are complaints in the comments section of the story above that the petition (or maybe if the county actually prohibits the store from opening in Arlington) violates the Second Amendment. That’s a stupid argument that makes gun rights advocates appear ridiculous and uneducated. This has nothing to do with the Second Amendment. No one has (yet) prohibited Arlington residents from keeping and bearing arms.
This is a market issue.
Obviously this store believes there is enough demand in the area for it to make a profit. Otherwise, why the hell would it try to locate here?
Idiots in Nauck have every right to protest the location of the gun shop in their neighborhood, and we have every right to call their mewls of opposition ridiculous.
Just what is the “type of business” these douchenuggets seek? Legitimate? Check. Small? Check. Quiet? I would think so, since I can’t imagine any criminal being stupid enough to try and hold up a gun store. Well, OK… I can. But predictable results ensure, with nary a shot fired!
Ohhhhh…. not the eeeeeeevil gunssses! I guess they were all out of hemp clothing stores, Birkenstock outlets and organic seed shops!
It’s a legal product, sold to people who treasure their rights, who are smart enough and courageous enough to take responsibility for their own safety. If you don’t like it, please by all means, rely on police to protect you. Maybe that average response time of 11 minutes will save your worthless hides, and maybe not, but those of us who are able to use tools of self defense to protect ourselves and those we love, would like to see these tools sold nearby.
Get over it.