Animal Shelter Announces It Won’t Adopt Pets to Opponents of Gun Control

Pet Store Gets Backlash After Targeting Assault Weapon Supporters

This Non-Profit Is BLACKLISTING NRA Supporters

( – Americans love their pets, and an animal shelter can be a great place to find a companion who needs a loving home. But, one California shelter singled out a particular group of people who could no longer adopt its animals: NRA and Second Amendment supporters.

On Tuesday, May 31, the Shelter Hope Pet Shop, located in Thousand Oaks, California, published a newsletter detailing how it would now ask potential adoptive owners their thoughts on gun control when screening whether they would be a good pet owner candidate. The announcement clearly stated anyone who believes “it is our responsibility to protect ourselves in public places and arm ourselves with a gun” would not be allowed to buy a dog from the shelter.

The shop owner, Kim Sill, said the store would go so far as to “sue [them] for fraud” if it finds out an adoptive owner supports the NRA. While it’s legally allowed to discriminate against someone for their political opinion on guns, Sill and her store reportedly received quite a bit of backlash in the form of critical emails and angry Tweets from the public.

The NRA also chimed in, with spokeswoman Amy Hunter telling NBC this decision was an “asinine political litmus test” that’s hurting needy pets looking for homes.

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