The Confederate flag is back up at the Wild Bill's Old West Trading Co. in Elk Grove and the owner didn't want to talk about why.
In July 2015, the store's owner told ABC 10 they were taking it down after protests in front of the store. He said his employees were getting threats. A few months later, the store started selling the flag. On Wednesday, July 13, a year after it was removed, the Confederate flag was outside the store, flying alongside signs which read 'Trump for President' and a note to the media that read: 'You know why we fly the flag so there will be no need to speak to anyone about why it's back out! You twist the truth! Also don't enter the store!'
The owner declined to speak to ABC 10.
As reporter Bianca Graulau waited outside the store, hoping to talk to customers, Elk Grove police arrived, having been called by the store. Officers told the ABC 10 crew they had a legal right to be on the private parking lot that is open to the public.
With their plans for police intervention failing, a store employee took it upon himself to get the news crew to leave. First, he repeatedly set-off his car's alarm, which was parked next to the reporter. When that didn't work, he proceeded to sit outside with his t-shirt tucked into the side of his pants, showcasing the gun strapped to his waist. The crew left soon after that.