Republicans love the Constitution. Scratch that. Republicans love about half of one amendment to the Constitution – the Second. The rest, as far as they are concerned is trash, as well as is the part of the Second that talks about “well regulated militias.” One gun shop in Pennsylvania, though, pretty much encapsulates Republican views on the 1/2 of one amendment that Republicans love. It only applies to white Republicans. The rest have no constitutional rights at all, especially if they are Muslims.
54-year-old Paul Chandler owns Altra Firearms in Jackson Center, Pennsylvania. He only wants one type of customer – Non-Clinton voters and non-Muslims. In fact, he’s openly (as in advertising) refusing to sell to Hillary Clinton supporters or Muslims, calling them “terrorists.”
the ad he’s currently running in is local paper says, “Please NO Muslims or Hillary Supporters — We do not feel safe selling to terrorists!” He brands his store as selling “politically incorrect firearms.”
Here’s the ad:
Chandler’s reasoning is based on a complete lie coming from the Trump campaign and from years of fear mongering from the right.
“She’s clearly stated that she doesn’t think Americans should have what she calls ‘assault weapons’ or even guns themselves,” he said about Clinton. The Democratic nominee has said she believes in people’s right to keep an bear arms, and will not abolish the Second Amendment.
“It’s incrementalism,” he added. “She will take one gun away and then she’ll take the next gun and the next gun until finally there’s no guns. So if you’re supporting her, I’m not going to arm you.”
Source: Think Progress
Chandler, obviously, is not a fan of Obama, either, who has never taken a gun from anyone. He has a sign telling Obama supporters to “go to hell.”
As for Muslim’s, well, “They want to destroy America, they want to destroy the American way of life,” he said. “And so we’re putting more and more Muslims, the religion that has declared war against us, here, and I don’t feel safe arming them.”
No, Hillary Clinton doesn’t want to take away people’s guns, but apparently, Chandler does. At least he doesn’t think that more than half of America shares his rights to own a gun. And that is the problem with the right’s view of the Second Amendment. They really don’t want anyone who doesn’t think exactly like them to have guns at all. Chandler clearly shares Trump’s vision of America, which is freedom for some, and well, no freedom at all for others.
Chandler maintains that he’s breaking no laws because the federal government gives gun shop owners the leeway to not sell to anyone they might deem a threat. Chandler hasn’t ruled out selling to someone wearing a swastika, though.
Chandler, surprisingly, won’t be voting for Trump either. In his paranoid little mind, even Trump isn’t trustworthy enough to protect the Second Amendment. He does like Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, though.