Matt Palumbo reports suppose you had a neighbor who favored gun control.
If he really didn’t believe that guns made us safer, he certainly wouldn’t mind if you put a sign on your lawn stating “my next door neighbor wants to ban guns. Their house is not armed. Out of respect for their opinions I promise not to use my guns to protect them.”
Part of the thinks they might mind just a bit.
After Frank Schwagel, the owner of a Shell gas station in Minnesota was robbed twice in three months, he did just the opposite.
Western Journalism reports:
Schwagel decided to do something unusual, according to WJON-TV. He put a sign on his gas station’s front door last week offering discounts after 7 p.m. to police officers or anybody who shows him a conceal carry permit.
He said he was “trying to bring it to people’s attention that there’s been some robberies going on around town,” Schwagel told WJON-TV. “And these guys are coming in with guns and knives and threatening our employees. It’s pretty disconcerting. I just figured anything I can do to draw attention to the problem.”
Personally I think Schwagel should get a concealed carry permit himself, but this sign alone should be some-what of a deterrent.
Not only that, the sign has gotten a plethora of media attention, and went viral on Facebook. His sales have increased, more than covering the cost of the discounts.
And I’m sure that criminals have gotten the memo. A busier store also makes a robbery less likely – and he has been seeing many more customers at night (the time when most robberies occur).
It truly is a positive sign that the community responded this favorably. If Americans wanted gun control as much as liberals told us they do, we would’ve witnessed the opposite response, with the community boycotting the store.
Whenever liberals fail at passing some sort of gun control measure in congress, they’re quick to blame Republicans, lobbyists, or the NRA. They act as if those voting against gun control aren’t representing the interests of those who elected them, or as if the NRA doesn’t represent the interests of literally millions of Americans.
I’ve never understood why Democrats have singled out the NRA as a target in the gun control debate. The NRA has a higher approval rating than they do.
Maybe they should try scapegoating something a little less popular.