Bar Owner Posts Insulting Sign Calling Gun-Carriers ‘Doucheba*s’ & Losers, Starts National Firestorm

March 20, 2014 in News by The Manimal

Source: IJReview

Not only does the owner of the Backstreets Pub and Deli in Clemson, South Carolina have some fierce words for gun carriers thinking about eating at his establishment: he called them “losers” and “douchebags.”At the bottom of a sign stating “NO CONCEALED WEAPONS ALLOWED,” he added:

“If you are such a loser that you feel a need to carry a gun when you go out, I do not want your business. Douche bag.”

While the owner has private property rights and can decide who carries guns in his bar, he decided to go full-tilt and blast all gun-carriers as “d-bags” and “losers.” Not a smart business move, pal.

Needless to say, when word spread among supporters of concealed-carry, the throw-down was on. Several hundred Second Amendment supporters descended on Backstreets’ Yelp review page and posted negative reviews about the restaurant, driving its 3-star rating down to 1-star.


The owner responded, saying the sign was “temporary,” and that he was “sorry for the wording,” but stood his ground:

“Sorry, but I’m not sorry. If you feel the need to bring a gun into a college bar you are a douche bag. And if you’re drinking than you are violating the law.”

He later added that he himself is a gun owner, but that he’s fed up with “irrational gun nuts.”

Incidentally, South Carolina passed a law in 2013 allowing people holding concealed-weapon permits to carry firearms in places that serve food or alcohol, as long as they don’t drink while inside.

While the law stipulates that establishments may enact their own weapon bans, provided they post a large sign in their window warning customers of their policy, it doesn’t clarify whether or not “douche bag” should be added to those signs.