By AWR Hawkins
According to Forbes, Cargill's store is “the first legal Bitcoin-friendly firearm retail business in the country, if not the world.” He started “accepting Bitcoin as an alternative to dollars for all sales… in January” and he was “inundated with [so many] emails and phone calls” that he began selling online as well.
Ironically, Cargill says he “never wanted to sell guns online,” but the demand for them required it.
Like all other gun dealers, firearms purchased online from Central Texas Gun Works are shipped to a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) near the buyer. The FFL then conducts a background check before releasing the firearm to the would-be purchaser.
Cargill used to be a Democrat. And in January 2013 he told Aol.Original he was “frustrated by some of the anti-gun arguments made by members of [that] party.” He said they needed to “stop trying to make people feel guilty about protecting themselves.”
On March 10th Breitbart News spoke to Cargill and he said he changed party affiliation to Republican before the 2013 election season.
His store sells t-shirts emblazoned with the words, “Buy a gun, annoy a liberal.”
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AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.
His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America's Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA's Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.
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