CHICAGO (CBS) — In a growing movement on social media, many gun owners are making it known they won’t spend their money in shops where they’re not allowed to carry their firearms.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports the boycott movement is called “No Guns = No Money.”
Terre Haute, Indiana, gun shop owner Steve Ellis started the “No Guns = No Money” community page on Facebook on Aug. 22, and as of Tuesday morning, it had more than 1,700 likes. A “No Guns = No Money Illinois” group on Facebook has 83 members, and has posts dating back to April 2013.
The pages list businesses that don’t allow firearms on the premises.
“What we’re basically saying is ‘Look, if the people who are pro-firearms now don’t make a statement with their money, then eventually we may see more and more establishments that are putting these signs up,’” Ellis said.