December 19, 2012

My favorite gun store

So far as I know, this place does not exist, but please let me know if it does. If I was any good at running a store, I'd consider starting it.

So you'd like to hunt, but don't know where to start? You'd like to learn to use a gun, but don't want to feel like you're being recruited for a resistance movement?

Come on down to Bob's Hunting Supplies!

The weapons we sell are focused squarely on hunting, not on killing other people. We have extensive classes to help you learn both accuracy and safety, and won't make you join the NRA to enjoy them. While we recognize that most of our suppliers support the NRA and NSSF financially, we compensate for that by donating 5% of every sale to the Brady Campaign, and making it easy for you to make an additional contribution.

We sell a mix of new and used equipment, primarily made in the United States, and can tell you how our products were made and by whom as well as how well they work for different uses. We support local gunsmiths and craftsman and offer classes in maintenance and making.

We offer gun cabinets and gun safes, and our delivery service can help install these critical safety devices in corners of your house where they're out of the way.

Even if you don't want to hunt, we offer supplies to help keep you safe - highly visible clothing for people and pets, distance markers for indicating houses and roads, and calendars to help you figure out which hunting seasons it might be where you live.

Could such a place exist? If it could, Tompkins County seems like a possible home for it.

Update: Stories like this make me wonder if the industry would tolerate such a place.

Update: Happy to see a store refocus its inventory, and Dick's Sporting Goods, which has a Lansing store, also dropped many types of guns.

Posted by simon at December 19, 2012 9:53 AM in
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Ellen said:

How about only selling guns and gun safes as a package deal for first-time buyers?