Since we don't generally have a lot to say about any, one specific case of gun control, let this thread be a place where we can post bits of news related to gun control attempts or enforcement, and there's room for debate and discussion on any one of them. By news, by the way, I don't mean that it necessarily has to be something published in a newspaper. I'll start it out with one that I found some amusement in, given my nasty disposition. In June of 2016, the owner of a restaurant in Portland, Maine, who had been in business for twelve years at the time, reacted to the shooting at the gay nightclub in Florida by posting a notice on her website, on Facebook, and in interviews, that people who owned an assault rifle were not welcome in either of her restaurants. Source: Portland Press-Herald, June 16, 2016 I don't know exactly when her larger restaurant closed, but the building is now up for sale and listed as vacant. Source: New England Commercial Property Exchange, 8/8/18 She may have already sold the Foreside Tavern in Falmouth. Neither their site or Facebook page has any information about ownership or about a change in ownership, but I didn't look beyond a month or so. They have posted a notice saying that they will be closing on 8/20 "for a little summer break," without including a reopening date, however. Falmouth is a very liberal city. I don't know if you're allowed to buy a house there if you've ever voted Republican so she might be okay in Falmouth. Although usually recognized as Maine's most liberal city, Portland restaurants depend, far more than Falmouth, on people from other parts of Maine, who come to Portland to shop at the Maine Mall, and elsewhere. Nationally, a business might lose some of its profit margins but be able to stay in business when they cater to liberal pet causes, although we've seen CEOs forced to resign and companies trying to walk back political statements from time to time. But nationally, liberals are far more effective at scaring the hell out of companies whose owners dare even so much as say something nice about a Republican president. At the state or local levels, at least in Maine, I have seen more than one business go down after stepping into the gun control quagmire or other leftist causes, particularly after sensational headlines in the newspaper. It's like, they want to be part of that too, and they are applauded by the media. Only, months later they find that the people whose business they said they no longer wanted are taking that seriously, and they'll remember it long after the newspapers are done with the story. I wonder why they do it, sometimes. A restaurant in Patten was out of business within a year after the owner posted a small sign about weapons not being allowed in the restaurant and then, her biggest mistake, giving an interview to the newspaper about how she was in favor of gun control. I doubt very many people had brought weapons into her restaurant anyhow, and they probably wouldn't have even noticed the sign. But they do pay attention to who is taking a side against them on an issue that matters to them.