Maybe the start of a trend?

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    Thumbs up Maybe the start of a trend?

    I hope so. In this economy maybe when we stay away good things happen.

    From a VA-ALERT.

    VA-ALERT is a project of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.


    Anti-gun restaurant closing its doors for good

    From the Facebook page of the Richbrau restaurant in Richmond (whose
    management has testified at the General Assembly and been on
    television fighting VCDL's attempts to repeal the restaurant ban for
    years):

    "We would like to thank all of you for being our friends and family.
    As of today we have closed our doors. It has been a fun ride, we have
    lots of memories and hope you do too."

    Richbrau Brewing Company | Facebook
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    While it's sad to see any business close down, perhaps this is ironic that a so-called "anti gun" business actually went out of business.

    Was it due to the lack of gun owning patrons or did they just suck at being a restaurant?

    Makes you think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    Was it due to the lack of gun owning patrons or did they just suck at being a restaurant?
    Or was it a focus on political wrangling that took the eye off the ball (the goal of being a decent restaurant)?

    Could be location, marginal cookery, attitudes, their lack of business acumen, a combination. With only a couple percent of a population owning/carrying, I can't imagine that, alone, could take down a restaurant.
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    I'm not a bit sad to see an ANTI-RKBA business close down -- particularly one that used its resources to fight against freedom. FWIIW, I wasn't claiming that the lack of gun owning patrons did it.

    However, if there was ever a time since the great depression that the loss of even a small % of customers could be critical, it is now.

    I'm all for using any legal/moral leverage we can to close down the voices of anti-freedom. I defend their right to their freedom of speech. However, I'll use my freedom of association to take my business elsewhere and hope that others do also.

    How many carry permit citizens are there in this country? If we all, paid attention to whom our $s and patronage supported....

    If all gun owners did, few Anti-RKBA businesses could survive.

    BTW -- As for being a restaurant they did get good reviews.
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    Legit or not, perhaps other businesses on the 'edge' of pro/anti will get a perceived message on the importance of having 'armed' customers for a number of reasons, primarily for $$$ which speaks out loudly and clearly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
    I'm not a bit sad to see an ANTI-RKBA business close down -- particularly one that used its resources to fight against freedom. FWIIW, I wasn't claiming that the lack of gun owning patrons did it.

    However, if there was ever a time since the great depression that the loss of even a small % of customers could be critical, it is now.

    I'm all for using any legal/moral leverage we can to close down the voices of anti-freedom. I defend their right to their freedom of speech. However, I'll use my freedom of association to take my business elsewhere and hope that others do also.

    How many carry permit citizens are there in this country? If we all, paid attention to whom our $s and patronage supported....

    If all gun owners did, few Anti-RKBA businesses could survive.

    BTW -- As for being a restaurant they did get good reviews.
    I'm all for your cause but I'm not with you being happy about X number of employees now being job less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21bubba View Post
    I'm all for your cause but I'm not with you being happy about X number of employees now being job less.
    Me either. Like the ones that work at the local gun shop, ammo manufacture, firearms manufaturers, the folks down at the shooting range, holster manufacturers, gunsmiths, you know, the folks they were actually trying to put out of business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 21bubba View Post
    I'm all for your cause but I'm not with you being happy about X number of employees now being job less. [emphasis added]
    My cause???

    How about our cause? I hope that is what you intended.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevew View Post
    Me either. Like the ones that work at the local gun shop, ammo manufacture, firearms manufaturers, the folks down at the shooting range, holster manufacturers, gunsmiths, you know, the folks they were actually trying to put out of business.
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    Absolutely!

    If I have to pick between the poor employees of the employees of businesses supporting the freedom of self-defense and the employees of businesses working against freedom, its a no brainier, for me.

    This was not simply someone posting their own property. [Who I try to avoid, also.] This business was very active Anti-RTBA at the legislative level. They went beyond posting their own private property. They wanted to post other folks, taking away not only our RKBA but taking away the freedom/rights of those other property owners to choice for themselves how their own property was managed.

    If a drug dealer or a pornographer is put out of business, I don't feel sorry for their employees loss of their income. Someone dedicated to taking away our freedom is only different in degree -- albeit if you look at the UK the results may be more devastating.
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