Collectible Arms & Ammo, a gun store in southern New Hampshire, has stirred up a touch of controversy this week with its sign praising President Obama as their “Firearms Salesman of the Year.” They’re also featuring that old classic with photos of Hitler, Mao, and Stalin and the title, “Experts Agree, Gun Control Works.” While the sign has been up for a couple of months, it’s recently drawn more attention due to a complaint filed by a crotchety old man, Chuck Mower, who thinks that, “When those kinds of things appear and take the public presence…they paint us more as a gooberville in Arkansas.” I’m sure that the good people of Arkansas would take exception to that . . .
And all that Mr. Mower accomplished was to show his ignorance of geography. Gooberville is actually located in Louisiana. Mower also managed to prove that while almost all NRA supporters are OFWGs, not all OFWGs are NRA supporters.
Community reaction to the signs appears to be mixed (based on the scientific three-person sampling CBS Boston included in its story). But Merrimack town officials have confirmed that the gun store is breaking no ordinances and, as such, the signs stay up.