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Posted: 10/18/2004 1:48:42 PM EST
Pro-gun message on rock annoys neighbors

Associated Press
October 18, 2004

GREENWOOD, Ind. -- Some neighbors aren't thrilled with the rock in gun dealer Don Davis's front yard promoting armed protection, but he vows that only a judge can make him move it.

The 8-foot ornamental rock, in front of the home Davis recently built near this Indianapolis suburb, depicts an eagle and the U.S. flag.

The inscription: ``It's better to own a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not own it.''

The Highland Park neighborhood association has received many complaints about the rock, which violates the group's covenants, president John Nystrom said. However, Davis, the owner of two Don's Guns shops in Indianapolis, isn't budging.

``The only way I am going to remove that rock is if one of our fine judges protecting the Constitution tells me to,'' he said. ``I respect their right to object, and they should respect my right to display my rock.''

Davis, who moved into the house Thursday, said his immediate neighbors have not complained.

One neighbor, William Adams, said he had no problems with the rock.

``I don't think anyone close does. He's a little flamboyant, but he's a nice guy,'' Adams said.

Davis is best known locally for television commercials featuring his tag line, ``I don't want to make any money, folks, I just love to sell guns.''


www.startribune.com/stories/1451/5037866.html
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:49:58 PM EST
Dons guns, what a joke.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:52:03 PM EST
He's still a dick no matter what he's got in his yard.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:52:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By MisterFloppy:
Dons guns, what a joke.



Yeah, haven't I read a bunch of threads 'round here where everyone pretty much thinks this guy is an asshole? At any rate, gotta love his rock, if nuttin' else.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:59:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:59:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 2:05:41 PM EST
would help if they supplied a friggin picture of it though
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 2:07:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 2:08:04 PM EST by Aimless]
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 2:09:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Hopefully the giant rock/eagle/flag thing will fall over on him.

One can only hope!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 2:19:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 2:20:18 PM EST by Witch_Doctor]

I forgot about him. I wish it had stayed that way
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 2:23:54 PM EST
If it was only someone else I'd be jumping for joy.

Just a fucking "businessman" who doesn't give a flying fuck about The Second execpt to put more money in his pocket.

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 2:24:07 PM EST
Is the rock gold-plated or chromed?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 2:27:21 PM EST
they consider that saying offensive?
I figured it'd be something like "piss off a liberal, buy a gun" or something urging the killing of politicians
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 2:28:33 PM EST
indystar

here is the Indianapolis star, with a picture of the rock
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 3:00:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By Witch_Doctor:
www.donsguns.com/images/don2.jpg
I forgot about him. I wish it had stayed that way




Are you fking serious? THAT'S Don??

Tell me its a joke and I didnt get it.


- BG
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 3:03:36 PM EST
he's a douche bag.

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 3:06:53 PM EST
Would someone be kind enough to relieve my cluelessness?

Why is this guy such a pariah?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 3:15:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 3:15:29 PM EST by CAMPYBOB]
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 3:15:24 PM EST


He looks like he should be selling appliances or car stereo's!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 3:17:47 PM EST
That's an insult to car stereo salesmen.

I wonder what his face looks like behind that halloween mask...
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 3:19:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
don's an asshat because he SUPPORTED clinton's awb AND the ban on hi-cap mags.

just last month, before the awb sunsetted, don was on npr bragging how he had burned "assault rifles" rather than sell them and how he had ak's that "would shoot 50 times!!!".

the guy is a douchebag.

after realizing every other dealer was making money money on assault style rifles, he decided to forget his principles and go for the big money.

on top of that, the fbi/atf have tracked more firearms that were used in crimes right back to his store than any other ffl in the country.

grade 'a', used-car dealing, bling bling, no thinking asshat.



Damn......

People still do business with the guy?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 3:23:18 PM EST
Wow - looking at the pic, the rock actually looks nice. I was expecting something far more tacky coming from him.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:05:22 PM EST
He is an asshole because EVERY time the media need some quote from a gun dealer in support of "reasonable gun control", there is old Don to say whatever they want. His quotes to the media are like a wet dream to Sarah Brady, Chuckie Schumer, and DiFi.

Don is NOT our friend.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:07:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
...on top of that, the fbi/atf have tracked more firearms that were used in crimes right back to his store than any other ffl in the country...



Why haven't they shut him down??
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:12:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By Witch_Doctor:

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
...on top of that, the fbi/atf have tracked more firearms that were used in crimes right back to his store than any other ffl in the country...



Why haven't they shut him down??



See A_Free_Man's post above. He's what is called an "useful idiot" in commie-speak.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:22:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
Damn......

People still do business with the guy?



Take a look at the guns behind him & you can see just what kind of folks are buying from him.

When the libs talk about gun dealers selling to criminals & such THIS GUY is the kind their talking about. He bases his business on selling to thugs. I wonder how many Remington 700's or Winchester 94's he has on his shelves compared to HiPoints & Tec 9's?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:37:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By A_Free_Man:
He is an asshole because EVERY time the media need some quote from a gun dealer in support of "reasonable gun control", there is old Don to say whatever they want.



True that. NPR contacted him for a quote about the AWB passing. He said that it wouldn't make any difference because the law forced only cosmetic changes. So they asked him what would make a difference. "Close the gun show loophole. Make every transfer require a background check." was his reply. Do you think he said that because it would prevent crimes (unlikely) or because Don's Guns would make a sweet couple of bucks on each transfer?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:47:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Adam_White:
Wow - looking at the pic, the rock actually looks nice. I was expecting something far more tacky coming from him.



I think it looks tacky, IMHO. It looks like a tombstone.

And I think he looks like a villain from the Batman TV show...



Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:10:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 6:11:27 PM EST by sharky30]

Originally Posted By motown_steve:


He looks like he should be selling appliances or car stereo's!



yes he does.
and it that a chromed/nickled tec 9 behind him?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:11:28 PM EST
Flamboyant my Ass i only have....4 Words :Colonel Sanders On Crack
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:19:54 PM EST
Yea, he looks like he should be selling chicken
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:05:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By Adam_White:
Wow - looking at the pic, the rock actually looks nice. I was expecting something far more tacky coming from him.



Yeah it is a pretty nice looking rock.

I too was imagining some random bolder that had been painted with a paintbrush or something.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:08:04 PM EST
The rock doesnt seem that bad really.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:13:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 8:15:26 PM EST by PaDanby]
So you're saying that dealers selling more semi-autos than bolt guns are bad. That sounds like an "They won't take my huntig guns" supporter speaking.

that said, if I saw somebody like that coming at me on a car lot I'ld turn and run.

Much as I usually don't care for HOAs, if he moved in and two days later violated the Rules, I think a Judge would wait about five minutes before slamming him out of the park. When you sign a contract you are expected to abide by the turns. A shyster businessman knows that.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:13:41 PM EST
You see a smile on a guy's face like that, you KNOW he's out to screw you.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:15:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
www.donsguns.com/images/don2.jpg

He looks like he should be selling appliances or car stereo's!



or fried chicken in a bucket
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:18:05 PM EST
Anybody who will sell Wolf 7.62x39 at 14.99 per box of 20 is nothing short of a sheister in my book. "I don't want to make mone, I just love to sell guns!" my ass.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:25:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By Witch_Doctor:

I forgot about him. I wish it had stayed that way




Same here.


BTW....isn't that such a great example of high-quality merchandise on the wall behind him....especially the two hi-point carbines and the gold planted POS
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 11:52:52 PM EST
i mean seriously i'd never heard of him but the picture speaks a thousand words with whats on the wall behind him......
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 2:50:36 AM EST
Wish he'd crawl under that rock and stay there.
Why does it seem like there is always one of these guys in every town?
Exploitation to the max and then when the going gets tough, bail out.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 2:57:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 3:06:56 AM EST
I'm sorry, some times they just beg for it.

Link Posted: 10/19/2004 3:08:18 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 3:36:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:

Originally Posted By Witch_Doctor:
www.donsguns.com/images/don2.jpg
I forgot about him. I wish it had stayed that way




Are you fking serious? THAT'S Don??

Tell me its a joke and I didnt get it.


- BG





Thank you, LoginName....
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 5:25:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 5:26:16 AM EST by DeltaAir423]

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
you guys that are knocking his guns are way off base.

don's stocks about everything under the sun. go to his website and check out his stock.

don's also sells legal machineguns and hunting arms.

furthermore, there isn't a damn thing wrong with a hi-point carbine. they are reliable, inexspensive carbines. not everyone wants or needs an ar15 with $1500 worth of crap bolted on it.

the 'fault' lies with the man behind the gun sales.

those guns do not have a choice into 'who's' hands they go. only don and his staff can controll that.




I'm not knocking his guns Campy, I was just saying that he really is a piece of shit. This is the same guy who melted down a bunch of Klashnikov pattern rifles to make a Tombstone to celebrate the enacting of the AWB, and he would welcome you into his shop to purchase a nice just marked up 100% now Pre-ban AR.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:33:31 AM EST
This just shows that even a broken clock is right twice a day.

You go, Don!

(now if we could just get you to stop saying stupid things to the press)
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 12:12:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 12:16:13 PM EST by sharky30]



Originally Posted By Stillie:
I'm sorry, some times they just beg for it.





and something from don's site

Beretta

CX Storm 9mm

Smallest Assault Rifle

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