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5 years 46 weeks ago, 4:24 PM

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I don't know the dat of this happening, but it is still pertinent!

Dell Computer (Do Not Buy)

If your business is firearms, then you can't be trusted.

This is a testimonial from a pistol smith whose computer order was canceled by Dell because of the name of his business, "Weigand Combat Handguns, Inc." Jack Weigand may be a TSRA member.

Some members are suggesting a boycott of Dell by gunowners which I favor. I can beat the tom-tom on the web site and in the newsgroups. What I need is feedback from all of you regarding this incident. I believe that this boycott will grow rapidly across the Internet. Other pro-gun organizations will be promoting the boycott. I believe that it would be good for our PR and result in gun owners joining TSRA.

Jim Nicholson
TSRA

I am writing this because I feel every Firearms owner should know this story. I placed an order for a Dell notebook computer on February 13 on line with Dell. I was given a tentative delivery date of February 21st. I was watching the order through the Dell on line tracking system; I also opted for the automatic email notification of when the machine was to be shipped. Well the 21st came and went, I am a Pistolsmith I know things can happen. I made a phone call on the 25th, did a voice mail message for my salesman to get back to me and I was looking for the delivery date. The 25th came and went with no callback. On the 26th I placed another call this time to cancel the order. After a few hours I got a call back, with this amazing reason for the delay. It seems someone in Dell had already canceled my order, when I asked why I was told Dell was afraid I was going to use the machine for illegal purposes. When I asked why someone would think that I was told it was because of the name of my business “Weigand Combat Handguns Inc.” Because I am involved in firearms I might be doing something illegal.

Now keep in mind I was never called or informed of this decision the order was just canceled. Many of you know me personally and know I run my business about as squeaky clean as possible. In addition being the President of the American Pistolsmiths Guild I am under additional scrutiny as to how I run my business, if I am not clean how can I be the President of an organization that promotes just that! I was informed by a Dell supervisor not long after all of this the reason I was refused was because of their post September 11th policy of screening buyers.

I would like to respectfully ask the firearms community to do the following. If you intended to buy a Dell and because of this letter you do not, email Dell and let them know why. Feel free to distribute this account to all you know in the Firearms community, I think they need to know. I for one am sick and tired of people assuming just because we are involved with firearms that we are doing something illegal. I also do not believe Dell deserves our business if this is how they intend to treat us.

God Bless
Jack Weigand
President
American Pistolsmiths Guild Inc.

5 years 46 weeks ago, 7:56 PM

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This is just getting crazy with so many companies turning on gun owners. I will make sure to post this on every forum I am a member of, and I will send it out in emails as well. Thanks for the heads up.

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 9:42 PM

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This sounds a little extreme to me. The sales people are certainly misinformed, and dont understand the scrutiny of the firearms business. I obviously dont know the full story, but I think this guy should have explained his stance and find out if Dell is just concerned about his name being flagged by some filter and are making a real attempt to keep there product away from criminals or if they are purposely discriminating against firearms dealers. This is a bad strategy, isolating the uninformed or misinformed from the gun community. Espically when the facts are on our side.

"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." -Thomas Jefferson
5 years 45 weeks ago, 9:43 PM

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thats crap man, 100% crap, and they do make nice computers...too bad they are such assholes.

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
5 years 45 weeks ago, 10:01 PM

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In fact if dell wasnt around anymore Ide lose half of my repair calls. Hang The Bastards.

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 10:03 PM

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thats true, what i meant is the computers they make are easily repairable for me, but im no pc wiz.

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
5 years 45 weeks ago, 10:04 PM

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Yeah screw dell I have had two and the last one came to the Range with me one day.....let me tell you all of the frustrations I had with it over the two years I had it came out in about 200 rounds of .22, 9mm and .308

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