Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Stopped at Pep Boys on South Robert to buy epoxy for a cracked bumper. Pep Boys Bans Guns In This Store. I asked if that was a franchise decision but the counterman said no, all Pep Boys stores are corporate. So I went up the street to O’Reilly Auto Parts instead.
No, I wasn’t carrying. But if they don’t want my business on my terms, I’m happy to take it elsewhere.
As everyone should.
I haven’t voluntarily patronized a posted business since 2003. I’ve specifically thanked businesses that took down their idiot signs.
Now is no time to let old habits die.