Fact Check: Did Missouri Shop Say No Guns, Ammo For Biden Supporters?

President Joe Biden preached that the country requires "unity" to overcome its challenges in his inaugural address last week as it remains divided in its political ideologies.

With the Capitol riots from earlier this month still fresh in the minds of America, the event demonstrated that many citizens are unhappy with the election's official results.

In Missouri, depending on the presidential candidate one voted for, some local residents might not be able to obtain guns or ammunition at one store.

My local gun shop announced last night that they do not have any guns or ammunition available for Biden supporters. The comment section of howling leftists is delicious like hot apple pie with ice cream. Let's keep it going. https://t.co/GWccpCuNWh

— Austin Petersen 🇺🇲 (@AP4Liberty) January 24, 2021

The Claim

Twitter user Austin Petersen said, "My local gun shop announced last night that they do not have any guns or ammunition available for Biden supporters," in a Tweet early Sunday. The tweet, which has more than 1,000 interactions, included a Facebook link to his local gun shop's alleged announcement.

A user from the social media forum Gab posted a screenshot of an article from Thegatewaypundit.com, an online political news blog, that says, "We report the truth--and leave the Russia-Collusion fairy tale to the Conspiracy media," with the headline "Missouri Gun Shop Announces They 'Don't Have Guns or Ammo for Biden Supporters.'" The Gab user's post of the screenshot has received more than 1,000 reposts and more than 6,000 favorites.

We don’t have guns or ammo for Biden Supporters. Sorry for the inconvenience.

The Facts

Trigger Firearms and Reloading LLC, based in Jefferson City, Missouri, recently posted to its Facebook's business page: "We don't have guns or ammo for Biden Supporters. Sorry for the inconvenience."

The company that lists itself as a "gun store" on the platform has received more than 3,000 interactions and more than 1,000 shares on the post, with mixed reactions from users in the comments thread.

Reached by phone, Trigger Firearms and Reloading LLC hung up on Newsweek's requests for comment about the Facebook post, declining to respond.

Facebook user Terry Plotner wrote: "Private company so they can do what they want," in a comment responding to the gun shop's post in apparent support.

The Ruling


Trigger Firearms and Reloading LLC did say, "We don't have guns or ammo for Biden supporters" in a post on their store's Facebook page.

It is unclear if the business is serious or not about not providing guns and ammo for Biden supporters, or how it would check. The company would not respond to Newsweek's request for comment.

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