Open carry “activists” have been terrorizing the retail district of Careytown, VA. Recently, three armed men paraded through the busy Carey street and downtown areas, causing residents and shoppers to grow concerned about the safety of the area — and are threatening a boycott of the shopping area if open carry ammosexuals are permitted to continue to parade their penile enhancements around in public. Dozens of e-mails, phone calls, and Facebook posts have rolled in complaining about the actions of the public blasturbators that are making residents feel uneasy.
“It was something about seeing, large guns, with three people carrying a flag that made it a little scary,” said Teresa Cerully, who works in Carytown.
“A few weeks ago, they were standing in front of our store, talking to people about their cause and my customers were actually afraid to leave the store because they have small children and didn’t know exactly what their cause was,” said Sheri Doyle, a Carytown shop owner.
Philip Van Cleave, President of gun rights organization Virginia Citizens Defense League, said that they do not take a position on how people carry lawfully carry guns, but described the open carry of long guns as “odd,” given that Virginia allows handguns to be openly displayed.
Unfortunately,Virginia law allows gun fetishists to parade around with their pieces on display. However, businesses have the legal right to deny entry to the “patriots” terrorizing the streets.
One mother said, “My belief is that no one should be normalized to the site of these weapons in public,” she said. “There is no way to know if the person carrying one of these down Cary Street is a good guy or a bad guy.” The group has asked the Carytown Merchants Association to see if Carytown would consider a gun-free zone.
The group defends its actions, saying the people the group frightens are the ones it needs to reach the most. “The people who are choosing to stay away, because of that, are the people we are trying to reach the most, because they are the ones that need the education of the firearms,” said Scott Royle, one of the men who regularly parades around with his boomstick.
In an invitation to one of the group’s events, leader James Spitzer wrote, “Getting up and doing something positive or negative is better than sitting around at your house with an opinion never actually getting up and standing for something. Nut up or shut up. I am a true patriot. Are you?”
Apparently, patriotism means “terrifying customers to the point that they are unwilling to leave a store,” these days.
Watch a report on the group’s actions, below, via CBS 6: