Yet another store that I won't deal with!
I have been trying to talk to the owner of the ACE hardware store in Newton Falls, OH for quite some time. The store is posted gun free. The owner never seemed to be around.
I finally talked to him today.
I can't believe that people this thick headed and stupid can actually function an day to day basis.
I asked why he would deny honest law abiding citizens the opportunity to give him their money. His reply was "You can shop here, you just can't bring your gun."
I then asked him if he thought that a criminal intent on robbing his establishment and assaulting his employees and customers would pay any attention to a sign that says he's not allowed to "bring his gun". To which he replied "What would you do do if someone came in here to rob the place while you are here with your gun?" I told him that "I would be the best possible witness that I could for the police and that, if directly threatened, would defend myself by what ever means necessary". He asked if that meant that I would shoot to kill. I said "If there is ever a need for me to shoot in defense of my life, then yes I would shoot to kill. "That's why you can't carry your gun in my store!":spankme:
Am I being thick here or did he just tell me that he would rather see his employees and /or customers killed in a robbery than to have a criminal shot in his store?
BTW He also told me that "Works for the PD" and knows "All about what it takes to get a CCW"