To start off my little rant here, I’d like to say that I am probably the biggest “gun-nut” on this planet. Ever since I was a kid I have been fascinated by firearms. As a teen – when my father felt I was mature enough – we would go target shooting and then work on our guns, cleaning and adding cool new features to them. When I joined the military I became a Gunner’s Mate and was an expert rifle and pistol marksman, with the medals and scores to back it up. I can say with full confidence that I outshot almost everyone I ever met in the military – with the exception of a VERY select few. On the range, I made experienced combat Soldiers and Marines look like they had never fired a weapon in their lives… and I was a mere Coast Guardsmen with very limited useful military training. So now that my bragging and self back-patting is finished, let me go on a full attack about the stupidity of American gun owners and why THEY are the worst enemy of preserving EVERYONE’S right to possess firearms in peace, with little opposition from the radical left.
As America bickered like children over gun laws, Starbucks passed a company policy respecting the rights of gun owners to openly carry in their establishments – if local and state laws allowed it.
Great! Bravo! Thank you Starbucks for being reasonable and as fair as you can to your customer base.
But what did this policy mean for the idiot gun-owners of “Muricah”?
For the gun-owner simpletons, this policy meant that it was time to show up at Starbucks in multiple locations, purposely brandishing their open carry leeway – with some going as far as bringing AR and AK style rifles and parading around like they owned the store until people called cops. Now, I am no fan of most cops and I’m well aware of America’s growing police state – BUT – in these cases, these idiots who wanted attention, did what they did specifically to bring the cops out so that they could “make a stand for the 2nd Amendment.”
They made these moronic stands while using someone else’s business to cause a scene…
Starbucks has since asked people not to open carry in their establishments.
How fucked up is that, on the part of gun-owners? How shameful, classless, and embarrassing of them to abuse a business’s generosity so badly that they had to make a statement about it? That’s like inviting guests to an event that allows alcohol to be brought in, expecting the guests to behave… and the guests bringing their own booze and getting obliterated drunk while making a huge scene and causing embarrassment to the host who invited them. And then, after causing such a scene, they say “Fuck you!” and spend the next several days spreading nasty rumors and telling others not to deal with the host – all because the host NICELY asked them to leave for THEIR lack of class and ethics.
Gun owners love to give verbal kudos to people who help preserve the 2nd Amendment. But like trailer-trash, they will use, and use, and use someone or some business and give little to nothing in return. And when that source of generosity stops, in typical classy trailer trash “what have you done for me lately” fashion, they bash and shit on that once generous source.
I am so tired of being associated with idiots like these. Ninety percent of the time, when dealing with an anti-gun individual face to face, the conversation ends with them asking me, “Why can’t every gun owner be as sensible and reasonable as you are?”
I don’t give up positions I firmly believe in; I don’t fold under pressure and get mad – I listen to the other side and then point out the flaws of why they are incorrect in their gun control beliefs in a polite manor; I don’t make it seem like I am orgasmic for someone to break into my home so I can kill them; I don’t make myself seem like some prepper nut-case awaiting “Anti-Christ Obama’s invasion of Jesus lovin Mericah” and I sure as shit don’t tell people that “Its my GOD given right” to own a gun, because, A) I don’t think a bronze-age mythical deity has any say in gun rights and, B) Bringing religion into the gun debate makes most smart people look at dumb religious gun-owners as a Christian Taliban… and rightfully so.
To finish this rant off, as a gun owner and a firm believer in the right to bear arms without restrictions, on behalf of smart gun owners who just want to live in peace and enjoy our hobby, I’d like to apologize to the Starbucks corporation and let them know that I for one will continue to support their business for being reasonable and fair. That’s right. This gun-owner and advocate for gun ownership rights will continue to give my business to Starbucks for allowing fair treatment of their gun owner customers who, in return for that fair treatment, shamefully acted like classless trailer-trash. I am not among them, nor will I ever support them.
Author: Jay Gondolfo is a 6 year Coast Guard veteran who has a love for personal freedom, esoteric/occult studies, offensive and intellectual comedy, and music.
Contact Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org