Atlanta Gym Owner Bans Police, Military From His Gym, Then Doubles Down Amid Backlash
By Tom Knighton
Jim Chambers is the owner of EAV Barbell Club in Atlanta. He’s also the guy who decided to ban police and active duty military from his gym. His reasoning?
“We’ve had an explicitly stated ‘No Cop’ policy since we opened, and we also don’t open membership to active members of the military,” he said.
For Chambers, a lifelong political activist, the sign and policy is a political statement outside a multi-use space which serves as a gym, community gathering spot and meeting place for activists in the metro area.
He says groups who work out there are generally minorities who are uncomfortable with the presence of law enforcement agents.
Which is amusing since, as The Federalist Papers noted, the vast majority of the people shown in photographs on the gym’s Facebook page appear to be as white as the driven snow.
So, what really drives this push by Chambers?
Watching the video of the report, however, shows some interesting things. For one, in a wide shot of the gym a flag of the Soviet Union is clearly shown hanging on the wall. What looks same hammer and sickle symbol appears on Chambers’s hand in this photo.
In fairness, couldn’t a …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms