December 23, 11:43 AMGun Rights ExaminerDavid Codrea
Courtesy Ohioans for Concealed CarryThey say 13 is an unlucky number. I'll try to capitalize on that in today's 13th suggestion for Examiner.com's New Year's resolution special project. Let's make it unfortunate for any business that disrespects our right to keep and bear arms:
I will boycott an anti-gun company.
Which one? That shouldn't be hard to find.
NRA lists "anti gun corporations/corporate heads" on their "National Organizations With Anti-Gun Policies" page (misrepresented by the antis as a "black list," typically disrespectful of a time-honored civil rights strategy).
We have every right not to patronize a concern that gives aid and comfort to our enemies--which, face it, is what those who would rob us of our rights under force of state arms are.
I've fleshed out some of the reasons why some companies deserve to be shunned here.
And state groups, like Ohioans for Concealed Carry, have established a "Do Not Purchase While Armed" database of establishments that either post "No Guns" signs because of state law (for instance, restaurants serving adult beverages), or else just flat-out don't want you having the means of self-defense while on their premises. The latter are the ones who are eligible for an economic response. Perhaps one of your state grassroots groups posts something similar...?
Local companies are particularly vulnerable to pressure, especially when you consider how slim most profit margins are in these tough times. Obviously we can't boycott every business, so it's best to pick one that you think you can have the most impact on, and act in concert with other gun owners.
Make sure you let the top mucky-muck know who you are and why you targeted their company. And it sends an especially powerful message if you include a copy of a receipt from one of their competitors.
Who knows? Maybe they'll see an advantage in amending their wicked ways...