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Bar owner gets backlash after posting no concealed weapons signUPDATED 2:54 AM HST Mar 19, 2014Video Transcript
REST OF US WILL SEE PATCHES OF DRIZZLE AND FOG FORMING OVERNIGHT I THRUST THE WESTERN CAROLINAS IN NORTHEASTERN GEORGIA BUT ILL BE ALL APOLOGIZING AFTER A BACKLASH TO A HOMEMADE SIGN POSTED ON THE DOOR TO HIS BUSINESS. WYFF NEWS 4'S MANDY GAITHER HAS MORE FROM CLEMSON. OPEN SINCE 1992... BACKSTREETS PUB AND GRILL HAS BEEN A POPULAR HANGOUT FOR CROWDS IN CLEMSON... BUT THIS SIGN... POSTED BY ITS OWNER...HAS GOTTEN MIXED REACTIONS... TELLING PATRONS NO CONCEALED WEAPONS ARE ALLOWED... THEN GOING ON TO SAY QUOTE... "IF YOU ARE SUCH A LOSER THAT YOU FEEL A NEED TO CARRY A GUN WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO OUT I DO NOT WANT YOUR BUSINESS" AND ENDS WITH A DEROGATORY TERM. the way he went about it is what frustrates me as a woman or as a girl if I have my CWP and I want to carry a gun for my own safety I shouldn't have to be put down like that so you're okay with it. I'm okay with it. Even the wording because that's what some people were concerned with was the wording. It's actually funny to me. I just think it's absolutely absurd to just go that far THE OWNER PETE...SAYS HE PUT THE SIGNS UP ABOUT A MONTH AGO... AND TOOK THEM DOWN WHEN THE ONES HE ORDERED CAME IN... HE LEFT ONE OF THE HOMEMADE SIGNS UP...AND THIS PICTURE OF IT GOT PASSED AROUND THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA. I apologize for the wording, but I don't apologize for our position. You do not need guns in a bar full of children. PETE SAYS HE'S A GUN OWNER AND HAS A RIGHT TO CARRY PERMIT... HIS PHONE AT THE BAR HAS BEEN RINGING OFF THE HOOK SINCE THIS PICTURE STARTED SPREADING... AFTER SEEING COMMENTS LIKE THESE ON AN ONLINE RESTAURANT REVIEW PAGE FROM CALIFORNIA...TO NEW YORK...ALONG WITH COMMENTS ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE QUESTIONING HIS SUPPORT OF TROOPS...HE SAYS THE WHOLE THING'S BEEN BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION. I don't how you say I don't want guns in a college bar to I don't believe in the 2nd amendment or I don't support the troops. I don't know how you make that jump, but that's how irrational everything's become THIS PLACE HAS BEEN OPEN FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS... we'll get through it AND UNLIKE HIS SIGNS... PETE SAYS HIS BAR ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE. MANDY GAITHER WYFF NEWS 4 IN CLEMSON. THE OWNER SAYS HE FIRST POSTED THE HOMEMADE SIGNS IN FRUSTRATION OVER THE STATE LAW REQUIRING THEM...