Monday, July 28, 2014
Changing Minds - one at a time
When some gun owners and concealed carry licensees see this sign, their blood pressure starts to go up, their hands shake and their lips start quivering.
Some have even talked about confronting business owners and telling them that they will refuse to shop at their businesses.
Now wait, guys; there's another way to handle it.
Instead of telling the business owner that you refuse to buy from him, that you'll boycott his store, just ask him this question:
"Why are you setting it up so that I can't buy from you?" He hasn't thought about it from that point of view.
Change your approach from "I won't buy from you" to "I can't buy from you." By posting this sign on his door, the business owner is prohibiting you from entering and spending your money, if you are carrying your concealed firearm and your license.
Let him know that you're a law-abiding citizen and you aren't going to break the law to buy from him. You might have to invite him out to the curb for that conversation or telephone him from the sidewalk.
Show him your money or your high-limit credit card. Maybe, just maybe, when he realizes that he is losing business because of that placard on his door, he might just remove it.