Arizona gun store owner who banned Obama supporters sees 'business boom'
A US gun store owner, who posted a sign declaring supporters of President Barack Obama are not welcomed in his shop, has seen a surge of business, and public response, says a report.
Cope Reynolds, the owner of Southwest Shooting Authority in Pinetop, Arizona, told the Arizona Republic that "business is booming" following his public displays of protest.
Reynolds also took out a full page ad in the White Mountain Independent which read, "If you voted for Barack Obama, your business is NOT WELCOME at Southwest Shooting Authority. You have proven you are not responsible enough to own a Firearm."
According to the Huff Post, the sign and the ad were shown on local news station KPHO on November 16 and eventually garnered international attention.
As a result, Reynolds told the Republic, he has been "busier than a cat covering up poop on a marble floor."
In addition to being inundated by phone calls from media outlets, supporters and critics, people have taken to social media to respond, the report said.
On Twitter, Reynolds has sent out messages of thanks to supporters, sparred with detractors and apologized for the tardy release of the latest recording from his radio show, "The Shooting Bench," explaining that he has been "unreasonably busy here for the last few days."