California animal shelter bans pet adoption for gun rights advocates

The California Animal Shelter has announced that it will refuse to grant adoptions to people who believe the “2nd Amendment gives them the right to purchase assault weapons.”

“If your beliefs are not in line with ours, we will not adopt a pet for you,” Shelter Hope Pet Shop said in a statement posted on its website in May.

“Our community of Thousand Oaks has become part of every other city in America, now branded with a reputation for slaughter. The shooter who killed 12 innocent humans at the Borderline Bar came to our store for hours of service community. We believe he had scouted many places and we were one of them. We changed our policy on volunteering after this incident, but now we are confident to go even further than that.


The Borderline Bar & Grill shooting took place in 2018, according to a report.

Everyone who wants to adopt from the shelter will have to go through a screening process and an hour-long interview to determine their feelings about gun control.

“If you lie about being an NRA supporter, make no mistake, we will sue you for fraud. If you believe it is our responsibility to protect ourselves in public places and arm ourselves with ‘a gun – don’t come to us to adopt a dog. We have a choice who we work with,’ the statement read.

The United States supports guns, not communities, according to the shelter, and prospective pet owners must be prepared to put their community first.

“If we ask you ‘do you care about the children slaughtered in our schools?’ If you hesitate, because your core belief is that you believe teachers should carry guns, you will not be approved to adopt from us,” the statement read. “If you host us and believe in guns fire, please bring our dogs and/or cats back, or we will arrange for them to be picked up.”

According to the shelter, additional requirements for adoption include being at least 25 years old, having a valid driver’s license and submitting to a physical home inspection.

The National Rifle Association called the anti-gun requirement ridiculous, according to a report.


“Having this stupid political litmus test comes at the expense of needy, homeless dogs and cats,” NRA spokeswoman Amy Hunter said.

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