New Year's gun rights resolution: Boycott an anti-gun company

New Year's gun rights resolution: Boycott an anti-gun company

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...

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5 years 5 days ago, 10:28 AM

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Great idea

I don't know if the companies listed by the NRA or by OCA (& other gun organizations) really care if we boycott them or not. Some have management so socially liberal that they're in bed with Sarah Brady & her ilk. Nevertheless, I think it's a great idea to avoid doing business with them, & also to let them know why we're doing so.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
5 years 5 days ago, 11:17 AM

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Is there a list really? I'll do it!

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5 years 5 days ago, 11:39 AM

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I couldn't find the list on the NRA site. I would also boycott and tell them why. If anyone has a link, please post it.

5 years 5 days ago, 12:14 PM

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here's the list

http://www.nraila.org/issues/factsheets/read.aspx?id=15

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5 years 5 days ago, 1:19 PM

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Assuming thats based on being rural, but still pleases me to say i can't remember the last time i saw a "no gun" sign. Course i can't remember what we had for Dinner last night so..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
5 years 4 days ago, 7:10 PM

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Found the list

living in Illinois everything is just about anti-gun. It's hard to turn around here without hereing about the "evil" we promote with my firearms. I'll boycott and let them know why. I will also tell my shooting buds what is going on and ask them to do the same. Kinda funny been lots of things never thought evil was one of them.

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