The owner of an animal shelter in California revealed that anybody who supports the Second Amendment will not be permitted to adopt a dog. Kim Sill stated the choice originated from a mass shooting at The Borderline Bar, a regional college bar in 2018 that left 12 individuals dead.
“We do not support those who believe that the 2nd amendment gives them the right to buy assault weapons,” she wrote in a statement on the Shelter Hope Pet Shop’s website. “If your beliefs are not in line with ours, we will not adopt a pet to you.”
“If you lie about being a NRA supporter, make no mistake, we will sue you for fraud,” the statement from the shelter read. “If you believe that it is our responsibility to protect ourselves in public places and arm ourselves with a gun—do not come to us to adopt a dog.”
“We have a choice of who we work with,” the message continues. “Shelter Hope chooses to work with only like-minded humans.”
The message cautions any prospective animal owner who is “pro guns and believes that no background check is necessary” not to approach the company.
According to Shelter Hope Pet Shop:
“We will grill you before you even get an appointment and visit our rescue. If we ask you ‘do you care about children being gunned down in our schools?’ If you hesitate, because your core belief is that you believe teachers need to carry firearms, then you will not get approved to adopt from us. If you foster for us and believe in guns, please bring our dogs and/or cats back, or we will arrange to have them picked up.”
Sill stated the Borderline Bar shooter, Marine Corps veteran Ian David Long, had volunteered at the shelter before and she thinks he had actually thought about performing his attack there.
In addition to supporting gun control legislation, Shelter Hope Pet Shop likewise needs any prospective family pet owners to be a minimum of 25-years-old and either owns a house or submit to an examination of their rental house.
Due to the fact that she is consisting of a person’s position on gun control among the certifications for animal adoption, Sill informed NBC News that some donors have actually stated they will no longer support her.
“If I go out of business, as a result, I go out of business,” she said. “But I have to do something. And this is the only thing I can do to make the point that mass killings by people armed with guns have to stop.”
The NRA said Sill was putting her politics above the welfare of the animals in her care.
“Having this asinine political litmus test comes at the expense of needy and homeless dogs and cats,” Amy Hunter, a spokeswoman for the NRA, told the outlet last week.