A Neighbor Using His First Amendment Right

Discussion in 'Politics' started by seneca_roman, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. This guy lives pretty close and I've met him at some gun shows.

    (Reuters) - A central Texas gun dealer ran radio ads advising "Socialist" liberals, those who voted for President Barack Obama, Arabs and Muslims that they need not apply for his concealed gun license class.

    Crockett Keller, who owns Keller's Riverside Store, ran the ads on the radio station in his rural hometown of Mason, Texas, which is 120 miles west of the state capital of Austin.

    "If you are a Socialist liberal and/or voted for the current campaigner in chief, please do not take this class," Keller said in the ad. "You have already proven that you cannot make a knowledgeable and prudent decision as required under the law."

    "Also, if you are a non-Christian Arab, or Muslim, I will not teach you the class," Keller said in the radio ad.

    Keller said he is simply exercising his freedom to teach concealed handgun license classes to whomever he wants. He said he has received "hundreds" of calls from Americans who support his stance.

    "I should have had the class next week instead of this week, I could have had 500 people in it," Keller said on Friday.

    He said he was not joking when he put the lines about socialists in his commercial, because he knows some socialist liberals and did not want them to enroll in the class.

    "I didn't want them to show up and have to tell them no," he said.

  2. jem


    there is a well respected jurist (judge posner) who wrote - discrimination should be allowed because businesses with a taste for discrimination will be chased out of the market.

    I thought that was true then, but now I think discrimination against socialists could be a very profitable business model.

    Its a shame what these corrupt losers in Congress have done to our country. That make conservatives and now socialists look bad.
  3. jem


    it should have said. who made
  4. Crime doesn't pay but hatred sells

    He should cut the crap and say he will not serve Negroes either, but of course he doesn't have the balls...

    1st amendment rights my ass
  5. Lucrum


    Maybe he does serve Negroes.
  6. There are not maybe liberals or muslims buying guns. Negros on the other hand...Well, not selling a gun to negro is like not selling sun screen to white people. You have to or you will go out of business.
  7. maxpi


    I knew a guy that had a gun store, it was a private business and he had the right to not sell guns to Blacks. He didn't sell them guns. In the same town was a war surplus store that had a sign out front that said "No Blacks ", they were in business for years with that and never had a legal problem that I knew of..

    I remember back in the day when Tow Truck drivers in the San Fernando Valley would not tow cars for Jews because they all sued... They got away with that for a long time, probably it was never illegal to do that, not sure really...