KINGSTON, Tenn. (WKRN) – An east Tennessee gun shop is making headlines after offering Christians a discount on firearm purchases.
Frontier Firearms says people who say they are a Christian will get a 5 percent discount at the store.
Owner Brant Williams decided to offer the discount after the deadly mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.
Survivors reportedly told authorities that the gunman demanded at least some of the victims state their religion before shooting them.
Williams wants Christians to feel welcome at his store.
“If Christians are going to be targeted, we need to protect ourselves,” Williams said.
In Nashville, other gun store owners are impressed with the idea.
Demir Demirhisar co-owns the Nashville Gun Shop on Antioch Pike with his brother.
“I think it’s a great business strategy,” said Demirhisar. “I wish I was the first to think about it.”