I recently chronicled my encounter with the Bee Caves police, wherein the constabulary turfed me from a posted “gun free zone.” More than a few TTAG commentators took me to the woodshed. Not for carrying (although failed concealment earned me some brickbats). I caught more flack for . . .
being a hypocrite. “Rewarding” an establishment that prohibits customers from exercising their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms within their premises. After telling them I wouldn’t.
True story: I failed to walk the talk. Would I frequent a restaurant that refused to serve blacks, Jews or gays? No. So why are legally armed Americans exercising their civil right any different?
They aren’t. As I wrote in the original post, I shouldn’t have returned to Baguette et Chocolat when they posted their 30.06 and 30.07 signs, regardless of whether I was armed or not. Again, I was wrong. But know this . . .
I’ve never advocated that gun rights advocates should boycott any and all businesses that bar entry to legally armed Americans. That’s a personal decision.
Should you refuse to use Google, YouTube or Facebook for their anti-gun stances? Not buy coffee from a cafe that doesn’t use fair trade coffee? Shun Walmart or Target for outsourcing American manufacturing jobs? Where you draw the line on ethical consumerism is up to you.
So I put it to you: do you boycott all “gun-free zone” businesses (including U.S. Post Offices)? Are there “no guns allowed” establishments where you carry anyway?