This is a video that we received from one of my followers, his name is Brian Anderson. Brian was shopping at the 511 tactical retail location in Tampa, Florida when an employee came up filming him, and demanding that he put on a mask.
Brian is also a military veteran who served in the US Navy, and before I started writing this article, the first thing Brian said to me was, “I don’t want them boycotted, I don’t like the cancel culture.”
First off, is it company policy of 511 tactical to encourage employees to break out cell phones and start filming customers that they don’t agree with?
As you’ll see from the video below, Brian was just minding his own business and was shopping in their Tampa location. He said he noticed this person who worked for 511 tactical constantly following him around. She was filming him with her cellphone, and telling him that he can’t be in the store without a mask.
Brian informed her of the Americans with Disability Act, also known as the ADA. Here’s what the ADA says.
To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a relationship or association with an individual with a disability. An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.
In ADA Title III, it says this.
Public accommodations must comply with basic nondiscrimination requirements that prohibit exclusion, segregation, and unequal treatment. They also must comply with specific requirements related to architectural standards for new and altered buildings; reasonable modifications to policies, practices, and procedures; effective communication with people with hearing, vision, or speech disabilities; and other access requirements. Additionally, public accommodations must remove barriers in existing buildings where it is easy to do so without much difficulty or expense, given the public accommodation’s resources.
So you see, this is really a grey area here that Brian is talking about. I don’t know what Brian did in the military, and it’s really not my job to ask. The real situation is, why would someone bully a fellow veteran in a business that is designed to cater to those that are considered Patriots?
Brian however has MS which as many of you know stands for Multiple Sclerosis. MS is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. So you can probably understand why Brian wouldn’t want to limit his oxygen, right?
Brian doesn’t want you to boycott 511 tactical, he’s a business owner, and understands what that’s like. However he does want an answer from the company on why he was treated the way that he was. I think he deserves a response, I think he deserves an answer. Don’t you?
You can watch the full video below: