Had the store been mine, in view of what Mr. Kelly has said and done over the last two months in public and in Congress, I would have respectfully declined his business. Now, two perfectly good firearms will probably be destroyed or end up being restricted from law-abiding citizens.
I would liken doing business with Mr. Kelly----taking his money-----as akin to selling a firearm to the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan or the local leader of the New Black Panthers. Both of the aforementioned theoretical buyers might be qualified to buy a gun but I would not sell them based upon principle. In their case the money I received from them would be tainted. I could not in good conscious take money from a man who was attempting to cast a bad light on a legitimate industry for political gain.
This is not a wright or wrong, zero sum argument and you make a good point. It is just a matter of personal choice. My father would not buy certain American vehicle brand due to some of the founder's personal beliefs. I got that. I have had great luck said auto manufacturer's products and the mindset prevalent when the founder was alive is long gone.
It's all good though. I respect your take on things.
"Without a rifle you are nothing, worthless, you are waiting for death, any minute, any second."
-- Aron Bielski