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The Second Amendment Check Boycott List

All companies we boycott have received a 2ACheck rating of “F” for their lack of respect for the rights of gun owners.  Your experience with some of these companies will vary based on location, however, the boycott is based on the corporate policy toward responsible gun owners.

We believe guns in the hands of good people make everyone safer.  We encourage freedom loving Americans to boycott anti-gun companies until they improve their policy.  Please share this page.

We also strongly recommend everyone know the firearms laws applicable in their own state, and states they travel through.  We recommend something like the Traveler’s Guide to Firearms Laws.

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 Boycott List 2014.09.22

We are attempting to provide detailed rationale for the entries on this list.  Some, but not all have been provided.  We are working to get the rest updated ASAP.  Click on the name of a company below to learn valuable information about the company, its policy and other brands under the same corporate umbrella.

We provide you with contact information for every company on the list. We encourage you to contact them for the following reasons:

1) Verify for yourself that we have accurately described their behavior

2) Inform the company that they have lost your business

3) Encourage them to change their policy to be more respectful of the rights of gun owners if they want to earn your business.  Our long-term goal should be to try to influence them to respect our rights.  Never be rude.  Always be polite.

 

  1. A & P
  2. AMC Theatres
  3. BB&T Bank
  4. Bloomin’ Brands (Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill and others)
  5. Brinker International (Chili’s and Maggiano’s)
  6. Buffalo Wild Wings
  7. California Pizza Kitchen
  8. Carmike Cinemas
  9. CBL & Associates Properties (Shopping Malls)
  10. CBS
  11. Chuck E. Cheese’s
  12. Cinemark Theatres
  13. CNN/Time Warner
  14. Comcast/NBC Universal
  15. Costco
  16. Forest City Enterprises (Shopping Malls)
  17. General Growth Properties (Shopping Malls)
  18. Goodyear
  19. Groupon
  20. hhgregg
  21. Hooters
  22. Howard Hughes Corporation (Shopping Malls)
  23. IKEA
  24. Jack in the Box / Qdoba Mexican Grill
  25. Jo-Ann Stores
  26. Macerich (Shopping Malls)
  27. Modell’s Sporting Goods
  28. Paragon Theaters
  29. Peet’s Coffee and Tea
  30. Regal Cinemas
  31. Simon (Shopping Malls)
  32. Southern Theatres
  33. Sprouts Farmers Market
  34. Square
  35. Sterling Jewelers (Kay, Jared, Shaw & others)
  36. T.G.I. Friday’s (and all Carlson Companies)
  37. The New York Times Company
  38. Toy’s R Us / Babies R Us
  39. US Bank
  40. Value City Furniture
  41. Waffle House
  42. Walgreens
  43. Whole Foods Market

1,734 Comments

  1. I carry my firearm everywhere, open where no signs, concealed if they do have sign, no one has the right to tell me that i am not allowed to protect my family and myself, as they say rather be tried by twelve than buried by six, my kids are all grown so i have no reason to go into a school but unless there is a metal detector at the door my pistol stays with me, federal or not

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  2. I am very pro gun but i do not agree with open carry I have heard to many second hand accounts of people open carrying and it ending badly for them. Here in MI if it is posted no fire arms allowed you are not suppose to carry open or concealed. The AMC that i go to does not have such signs posted and there fore can’t stop me from carrying there. I will not and do not conduct business with companies that post no fire arms allowed. It is always wise to check fire arms laws in you state and states you frequently travel to or through as I do.

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  3. Quicken Loans should be added to the list. They’re banning open carry at the site of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH! Sign the petition!
    https://www.change.org/p/quicken-loans-arena-allow-open-carry-of-firearms-at-the-quicken-loans-arena-during-the-rnc-convention-in-july-2

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  4. What a joke.Waffle House on hwy221 in Spartanburg,Sc was being robbed by two individual’s when they decided to force everyone to lie face down on the floor and pointing a gun at them. Well one young man with his cwp reacted and shot and killed one suspect and wounded the other before the police arrived.He prevented Waffle House from losing money and protected the customer’s there.Wafle House need’s to rethink it’ policy for most of the people I know that eat there are members of NRA or have CPW’s.

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    • 2nd amendment right. I live near Spartanburg and have openly and conceal carried in Waffle House with no problem. People here recognize the advantages.

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  5. Concealed carry means you can’t see it……or prevent it!

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    • Prevent what? Someone from shooting you? You can’t prevent people from doing bad things. That’s what freedom is. If you think people should be prevented from doing bad things before they do them, you should submit yourself for prison before you kill someone.

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  6. This list is a freaking joke. I and I’m sure many others carry our guns at will in these joke joints. They think their silly signs will make me leave my gun in the car. What a bunch of delusional fools. As I sip my latte at Peet’s, I pat my 9mm strapped to my side, laughing at the store and its silly sign.

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  7. Walgreen’s is open carry friendly. I work there and would know this we had a statement from our Regional VP (San Antonio):

    “No signs will go up, business as usual. Treat these customers with respect like you would the rest of our customer base.”
    I have asked him personally if this is statewide; he confirmed that it is.

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  8. Each person needs to decide about guns in their own mind. I depend upon the law abiding to do the right thing. Many do not have concern for laws or even if they take your life. Each adult American should be prepared to defend their family and thier property. The potential for the lawless to be armed is very high, reasonable persons must consider meeting the very possible threat. I choose to meet the threat with equal force. A person armed and with ill intentions needs to be met with equal force. After the fact police presence can not provide protection. Shame on a person who won’t take precautions to protect thier interests. I am responsible to prevent injury and worse to my family. A handgun is reasonable precaution against attack. If you go without common sense precautions, then you can live with your decision. You do not get to decide for me how to protect my interests. If called upon I will defend you. I will take measures to protect my interests, even if you try to limit my right to do so.

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    • That is EXACTLY right, Frank. If someone chooses not to defend themselves, that is their right. But, don’t try to degrade or remove my (our) right to choose differently. But, if you must, the ONLY legal way to do that, is to face, head on, the uphill battle to change the US Constitution. ANY other measure is simply unconstitutional, and illegal.

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  9. What I’d like but haven’t been able to find, is a list of restaurants that ban firearms, so that I know I can’t go there. Recently I had reservations at Bin 54, Sono Raleigh, Bida Manda, and some others, and had to turn around and leave when I saw the sign.

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  10. Had people been allowed to carry in the theater in Colorado, and elsewhere, lives could have been saved! Look at the stats. crime goes way down when there is a chance of an armed person in attendance. Ninety nine percent of all shootings are in gun free zones. This is a proven fact……..

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  11. Reply to James and Chuck E Cheese. First I don’t go in there stores, they don’t have anything that would entice me, my grand kids are grown . But if I did go there armed it would be incase some nut job wanted to hurt the kids.

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  12. It’s beyond me why anyone would feel the need to carry in a store like Chuck E. Cheeses. Are you threatened by the presence of toddlers and elementary students?

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    • Why would anyone want to carry in a theater? Or a mall? Or a church? Because crazy/evil/criminal people are everywhere, and you don’t know when and where they will attack.

      No none is afraid of toddlers, but hey… feel free to make absurd conclusions about things that you pretend to not understand if it makes you feel more justified in restricting the civil rights of others. Intellectual dishonesty is still dishonesty.

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    • Chuck E Cheese seems like a great place for a lunatic to go shoot up a bunch of “toddlers and elementary students” to attain the notoriety they seem to seek.

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    • I can understand you would be worried; who wouldn’t? I mean, you finally move out of your parents’ basement at the age of thirty-two and get your first part time job at Chuck E. Cheese, and you realize that the world is a great big place! There are people walking around free and able to do anything they want, and you can’t always have your mom and dad there to protect you. That’s a scary reality to have to face!

      But it’s not the end of the world. You can always hide behind the kids if an active shooter situation happens…

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  13. Add Kay Jewlers to your list. They prominently display their antigun policy on the front door of thier stores.

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  14. Ever notice that the one place people get shot up are in Gun Free Zones? It is better have a gun and not need then to need a gun and not have one. Ever live in a country where there is gun fire every other day? I did and you begin to appreciate the ability to defend your self. The first home security was having a gun in your home.

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  15. I agree with Michael on most of his comment, mostly on open carry. People see a gun and become paranoid.

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  16. Listen y’all I am about as pro gun and second amendment as you can get
    I am all for concealed carry any place as long as the CCH isn’t drinking. That means if you go into a place that sells alcohol and food it should be allowed. However if you have even a sip of beer you are then over the line legally and ethically. Now as much as many want open carry there are problems. First you are infringing on the rights of those who are nervous or even anti weapons. They should have the same right you do to enjoy an evening out without having to be worried about the guy or gal at the next table packing openly. It does not matter if we don’t agree and think they are wrong. We do not have the right to infringe upon others even non intentionally. If someone seems treating towards you there are 3 choices. 1) Just try to leave and avoid the situation. 2) “Accidentally brush your coat back if that is how you carry to let them see you are armed. You do something similar if you carry other ways but not always. Having done that refer to choice 1. In the end it is your responsibility to try and avoid a confrontation if possible. Then comes choice 3 where you actually pull the weapon. This should never be done lightly and I usually say if it is that bad you had better use it. This of course does not apply to all of the scenarios either. Deciding when to use force let alone deadly force is an iffy thing that anyone who has been there will tell you all happens in a matter of seconds. You are supposed to use only the force needed to handle the situation. Anything more becomes excessive
    You will in those few seconds assess the situation, make a determination of the threat level, decide Wethersfield lethal force is require,check to make sure there are no innocent bystanders in your line of fire and act to the best of your judgment. Notone person will always get it right now matter how well trained. So having said all this what does that mean about open carry? You will make others who are innocent uncomfortable. You will make yourself a target for the bad guys. Last, any Leo who rolls into a call at your scene is going to see you as a threat..you will either find yourself with your face ground into the pavement and a boot on your neck, or facing down the business end of their weapon or worse. They deal with the worst society has to offer every day and as such it takes a toll on them over time They have no way of initially knowing if you are friend or foe and sure as hell not going to take chances to not hurt your ego. It is far better to keep your weapon concealed until such time as you need to use it. If you are involved in a shooting righteous or not you can expect a shit storm to head your way. After a shooting immediately tell someone to call 911, make your weapon safe and set it on the ground just out of your reach. Lastly stand or preferably get on you knees with your hands behind your head and wait for the cavalry to arrive. This of course assumes you have killed or severely wounded the per and are not holding them at gunpoint until the authorities arrive. If that is the case ask someone who appears to be level headed to meet the cops outside and explain the situation. This will go a long way in not getting you shot by mistake.Remember in these situations that emotions are running high and everyone is jacked up on adrenaline. It doesn’t take much to touch off a powder keg. I apologize for my long winded post but felt these issues needed to be adressed.

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    • Infringing on the rights of those who are nervous or anti weapons? Dude, get a clue. Me open carrying my gun is not infringing on anyone’s rights. Wow…you may not know it, but you sound just like an anti gun liberal.

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      • But it makes them uncomfortable! Just reading your post tells me you want to show it off!

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        • By what evidence? Nothing he wrote gave me any impression at all that he was just wanting to show his pistol off.

          And where in the Constitution does it enumerate our right to feel comfortable?

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    • Gee, never had that problem while carrying in Arizona. You do get some strange looks occasionally, but that is not the norm and those looks come from mostly Californians.

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  17. I think the NRA should open an eating establishments everywhere!! No problems and would have better food than a lot of the spots noted.

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  18. Anheuser-Busch should be added to the list for feathering Amy Schumer in their Super Bowl Ad. She is a strong proponent of gun control along with her Uncle Chuck. Chuck has prevented non violent x-felons from being allowed to have their rights reinstated for 23 years. Time to be rid of both of them.

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  19. I support all businesses and schools that are gun free zones.

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    • You just don’t get it. Would you support the practice of rendering businesses, schools and other places: speech free zones, writing free zones, assembly free zones, voting free zones, lgbt free zones, minority free zones? This is about the loss and denial of US Constitutional rights. Somehow folks like you think it should be treated differently, but IT IS NO DIFFERENT. Guns offend you? Guns scare you? You don’t know if you can trust if a person with a gun is bad or good? What about the 16 year old person hurtling toward you in a two ton hunk of metal at 35mph+ with nothing between you and death but two painted lines and the trust that they won’t cross them? Do you know if they’re good or bad? Or texting? What about folks that are scared of people of a different race? job (FBI, CIA, police, boxer, football player)? Orientation (gay, bi, transgender)? Hair style (bald, mohawk, etc.)? Do we cater to those as well? By your logic, the answer must be yes. So, where do you draw the line? Why is acceptance of those groups forced upon the public, but those that have an ENTIRE AMENDMENT just for them are the ones that can be, and are, discriminated against? You know, it’s a real shame that the citizens that rely the most on the protection of the US Constitution, are the same ones fighting to make it defenseless. More to your point though, it has been proven time and time again, that gun free zones attract gun (and other types) of violence vs gun friendly “zones.” Ignorance is not bliss and it surely doesn’t protect you. But, I’ll pray for your safety and that a good “guy” with a gun be close by if trouble ensues, whether you like it or not.

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  20. Applebee’s has been on my list for years, not because of second amendment issues. Because crap food, overpriced liquor, and a loud environment. Last time I was in one close to my house a speaker was above my head blasting away. I asked to have it turned down and was told no. I went out to the car and got my shooting ears and put them on. Manager did not like it. Drink prices were at the discretion of the bartender. She charged whatever she pleased. I had a $4.00 difference for the same drink in two days same bartender. No not a happy hour difference. Got tired of being ripped off.

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  21. The people at Wal-Mart showed me something.. One day I heard the door beeper go off with a different sound while exiting Wal-Mart. I looked at the door person and she said to me..that man is carrying a gun.. I said, and Wal-mart doesn’t want him to? She said oh, no, it’s concealed and we want guns in here for safety like that. Open carry scares some customers so concealed carriers are what we desire except for policemen.

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  22. Applebee’s in El Paso has posted 30.07 sign informing that open carry is banned. Please add Applebee’s to your list.

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  23. Good for them I support every one of these businesses

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    • Your indoctrination has worked well ..

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    • Those that carry and support the 2nd Amendment fall into one of two categories, those that have been helpless and those that never want to be. I hope you never have the occasion to be the former, because you are obviously not the latter.

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  24. I will not go into anyplace that has signs saying it is a safe place to shoot people. If they want to have a shooting gallery for killers to kill then they can put up the gun free invitation to killers. I can chose not to go there and it has nothing to do with whether I carry or not. Often I am traveling in other states and may not be carrying. But I chose to be in a safe enviroment where some can shoot back if required and my grandkids are taught not to go into anyplace that is a gun free shooting gallery. These places invite shootings at their customers risk. I cannot see why anyone would frequnet a place who does not care about their customer’s lives or safety.

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  25. Can you guys please add http://www.minyardsunfresh.com/, I used to Carry concealed there near my house at 4000 William D Tate Ave · (817) 684-9200, but today I realized they posted a 30.06 and a 30.07. Is there a formal way for me to request that they be added ?

    Thanks

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  26. You can Freddy’s on the list as well.

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  27. Paypal cannot be used to purchase firearms. Boycott Paypal!

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  28. They can ban this all they want. I have a concealed permit and will go into any of those stores. Unless it is a school, Federal or hospital etc. I carry. These stores are not going to stop me. Thanks for trying. It is my right.

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    • My exact sentiments! Signs do not carry the weight of law in Nevada. I will carry concealed where I want to. I will not patronize the restaurants on the list. Most of them are crap anyway. If it’s something I want and it’s not convenient to get someplace else close by

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  29. I am always wondering what the motivation is behind a company choosing to have gun-free zones. Bad guys won’t care if an area is a gun-free zone or not; they might even target such zones as they don’t want to be confronted by good guys with guns while they commit their crimes.

    I suppose people who support gun-free zones do so out of emotion and not logic?

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  30. I think this list needs some modification, there are a few that makes no difference like NBC, and CBS. I think Bank of America should be added as they canceled my son in laws accounts because he’s in the firearms business.

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    • BOA is horrible anyway, I wouldn’t do business with them if they paid me, so he’s better off in my opinion. I’m no lawyer, but that sounds like discriminatory business practices. If I were him, I’d seek legal counsel. If I had a chance to sue them, you can bet I would.

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      • It is part of Obamas’ choke point operation.

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      • BofA has been off my list of places to patronize ever since they repossessed my car in 1979. Upon confronting the bank’s manager and showing him my clear title, he still claimed he was legal in taking it, as my ex-wife told him I owed a lot on it and was getting ready to leave the state. With over $2,000 in damage, I assured him he would be going to jail for Grand Theft. He was a bit perplexed, until I showed him my sheriff’s badge and spun him around while cuffing him. They were both charged and convicted of Grand Larceny and Conspiracy to Defraud. The corporate finally did pay for all the damages done while they had possession of it.

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  31. I’m curious how many of these businesses have had armed robberies or violent felons at their establishments?

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  32. Wells Fargo Bank, Truliant Federal Credit Union. Add these to your list.

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  33. Chris, absolutely awesome response. Facebook is contemptible.

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  34. I am writing this wearing my gun on hip, if Facebook had a restaurant or walk in store it would most likely be on the list. I visit Facebook on line in a concealed state most of the time. At times I have been open carrying. Let Zuccke tell me I can’t. As for the above list I do try to abide, but if they have something I want and can’t get it without going across town. I will conceal carry in there business!

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  35. Well I see Google on the list but have heard anything about them being anti firearms. But I am really curious why Facebook is not on the list

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  36. Haha sensitive pu$$y. I’d follow you around town and make you pee your pants out of fear by going into each establishment just after you sat down and ordered. Girl.

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  37. I went to our Buffalo Wild Wild Wings in Southern Oregon, and asked the GM about this, He said that they all are privately owned and that theirs doesn’t have the no guns rule. So we always go there, with pretty much everyone of us carrying.

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  38. I appreciate your listing of places to boycott. My wife and I are moving all of our shopping to places that appear on your list or have posted signs prohibiting guns.

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    • I am happy someone else is using this list for the same purpose. I appreciate that someone took the time to compile a list of safe places for those of us who are not violent savages.

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      • You obviously have no idea what human nature consists of. We’re all violent at our core. The fact that you refuse to acknowledge that will make you the perfect victim in your commercial kill zone.

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      • You’ve been pimped, fool. These are places that welcome guns. Hope you enjoy your shopping experience. BANG BANG BANG.

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        • Denny Crane, Esq.

          The common denominator for the pro-gun comments seems to be anger and bad spelling.

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          • That’s “denominators”, genius, which would also make it “seem”.

            Sucks when you think you’re smart enough to correct someone’s grammar/spelling and end up looking like an idiot, yeah?

            How about you try to redeem yourself and make some logical argument for gun control? Let’s see how you handle the top shelf, friend.

          • Kyew sure handed you your ass, punk. Denominator? Seems? Libs always end up eating crow and wiping egg off their faces. And hopefully one day, shooting themselves in the foot. Like my cliches, punk ass? LOL

        • The article, near the top, seems to indicate the list represents places to boycott. Did I miss something

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      • Good luck when there is no one to protect your sorry ass from a criminal who loves “gun free” zones.

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      • That’s great! I like that variable when considering future mass shootings. More liberals in gun-free zones = Less liberals! . . . tell your friends.

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    • Denny Crane, Esq.

      Me, too. I copied the list.

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