It is apparent that many are skittish when it comes to heavy artillery and powerful equipment. However, some people have the tendency to take their fear overboard and make a bad situation worse… This story from Fox News covers a woman’s stand against “people who like guns.”
After the deadly terror attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, a restaurant owner in Portland (Maine not Oregon) wanted to do something “outside the box” in order to solve the problem of “gun violence” in America.
Anne Verrill, owner of two Portland-area restaurants, wrote on Facebook that anyone who owns—or even supports an individual’s right to own—an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, may “no longer enter either of my restaurants, because the only thing I want to teach my children is love.”
The post was deleted after a bunch of people on the internet who like guns found out about it and wrote mean things and threatened to boycott.
The New York Times published a rather breathless account of Verrill’s activism:
This time she took a stand, knowing it could hurt her business in a pro-gun, largely rural state, where hunting and target practice are immensely popular and where the political schisms run deep.