I am probably not the only one to suspect that no matter how Second Amendment Friendly your local white-owned Southern retail establishment might be, there might be a little frisson (a Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey word) of fear when this group of “responsible gun owning” citizens simply exercising their Second Amendment Rights to open carry long guns came marching in the door.
Christ the entire Right Wing Media apparatus got freaked out about New Black Panther Voter Intimidation after two members showed up with a nightstick. At a predominantly black precinct. But suddenly sphincters tightened in wingnut households nationwide. White men with AK 47s – valuable public safety volunteers. Black men with nightsticks – existential threat to American Democracy.