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Virginia gun range getting trolled on review pages after posting pro-police statement

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Image source: Google maps.
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A Virginia gun range found themselves fighting off Cop Block and BLM activists on social media and review websites after posting a ‘Not Welcome Here’ notice in their store.

The notice read:

“If you are anti-police, anti-military, associated with Cop Block [or] Black Lives Matter, Stay off my range you are not welcome here, period.”

Since the posting of the sign, activists have flooded both review pages and social media of the Colonial Heights gun store (known as The Smoking Gun), spamming the pages with one-star reviews and hateful comments.

"This sign says it all. It may be controversial, but that's okay. We will never apologize for supporting law enforcement. Never. Sixteen Police Officers across the country died last month, and Officer death by gunfire is up 150% from last year. People need to stand with law enforcement, and we do that without hesitation. So, if this sign offends you, please take your business elsewhere." ?#?BlueLivesMatter? ?#?BackTheBlue? Image source: The Smoking Gun Facebook page.
“This sign says it all. It may be controversial, but that’s okay. We will never apologize for supporting law enforcement. Never. Sixteen Police Officers across the country died last month, and Officer death by gunfire is up 150% from last year. People need to stand with law enforcement, and we do that without hesitation.
So, if this sign offends you, please take your business elsewhere.” #BlueLivesMatter #BackTheBlue
Image source: The Smoking Gun Facebook page.

Part-owner Jeff Picchi stood by his notice, telling LEO Affairs that the recent killing of a state trooper in the region was the “last straw”. A former lawman himself, Picchi pledges unwavering support to law enforcement officers, “no matter what.”

When asked if the smear campaign was hurting business, he began to laugh. “God yes”, he said, citing that he couldn’t take the fake reviews down fast enough.

Reviews for the business can be found here.

Supporters of the range and the police have taken to The Smoking Guns Facebook page to back their efforts and beliefs.
Supporters of the range and the police have taken to The Smoking Guns Facebook page to back their efforts and beliefs leaving hundreds of comments in favor of their policy.

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1 COMMENT

  1. The Smoking Gun should be praised for their desire to support our military and our law enforcement. They obviously realize that the Black Live Matter group is a hate group just like the Ku Klux Klan. They support those that help protect this great country and those that live in it.

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