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Gun control supporters turn to
new front: Corporate America

The Hill [DC], by Ben Goad

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Posted By:nhchemist, 3/15/2014 7:24:10 PM

The American gun control movement is going corporate. Still reeling from the stinging legislative defeats of 2013, proponents of tougher firearm regulations are increasingly turning their focus to private sector campaigns. Gun control groups have claimed victories in recent months, successfully pushing Starbucks to declare guns unwelcome in stores and persuading Facebook to crack down on unregulated firearm solicitations. With no end in sight to the congressional gridlock that has thwarted more stringent federal gun laws, groups say they will continue to apply pressure on major companies.

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If you can´t prevail by thoughtful argument, convince corporations that they will lose business if they don´t meet your requirements. If the corporations who follow these admonitions see a reduction in business, expect them to change their policies. By law a business must put its fiduciary duty to its shareholders ahead of a third party´s social engineering.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 3/15/2014 7:29:53 PM     (No. 9770347)

Gun owners buy things, too.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 3/15/2014 7:47:46 PM     (No. 9770367)

I will never walk into a Starbucks again as their management made a decision that rendered their locations unsafe.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 3/15/2014 7:53:55 PM     (No. 9770377)

You may recall a discussion recently on the matter of "corporate sponsors" being a major part of the pressure on the Boy Scouts of America to relax prohibitions on homosexual scout leaders and the overall moral stances of the BSA.
This is part and parcel of the same thing.
As was pointed out then, and is also true in this matter, there are several things going on.
a) contrary to mis-perceptions, much of the corporate board room, including investors and outside members, are anything but conservative entrepreneurial types. Rich lefty is all too often the case, particularly in the finance field.
b) much of this is being orchestrated behind the scenes by coporate HR and PR departments. Said groups have, like the Accounting types, FAR too much influence within many organizations. And are, likewise, HEAVILY over-populated by homosexuals, far-far-lefties, and some truly weird people in general.
Given all the above, is anyone surprised? I´m not.
What´s scary is the amount of influence these corporate interests have in the political parties, including the pubbies. We´ve certainly seen their influence in matters such as illegal immigration and Amnesty.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Megrits, 3/15/2014 8:01:38 PM     (No. 9770387)

I never liked Starbucks, and not just because of the coffee. Now that my gun is not welcome there, I will go one step further and let them know I won´t come there and spend my money cuz I feel unsafe drinking their overpriced, bitter libations.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lavalette, 3/15/2014 8:34:27 PM     (No. 9770409)

Corporations of the S&P 500 type exist and prosper by crony capitalism. They are just an extension of the government. You will not find a more anti-Christian group on Castro Street than you will in these corporate boardrooms.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FormerNYer, 3/15/2014 8:35:46 PM     (No. 9770411)

If a corporation doesn´t like my legally carried firearm then they don´t like/get my money either.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: blizzard, 3/15/2014 8:49:42 PM     (No. 9770416)

If you have a concealed carry permit, and you carry (concealed), how would these brain-dead libtard companies even know you have a firearm in their buildings, outside of a metal detector or being searched? Ignore their stupid signs or simply consume someone else´s product.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 3/15/2014 10:01:33 PM     (No. 9770450)

They don´t. And they have said as much. Their action was a "request" to consider not open carrying in their stores.

I have been in a SB only once, to buy a gift. That´s the last time.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Italiano, 3/15/2014 10:11:42 PM     (No. 9770456)

Bet the under on this campaign.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 3/15/2014 10:27:23 PM     (No. 9770463)

Boycotts can work both ways....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: fishbone, 3/15/2014 10:42:16 PM     (No. 9770474)

How is one to keep up with all the "gun free" zones? I thought I had heard that businesses were supposed to prominently display the little "no gun here" picture, etc. at their entrance. If they don´t, then they cannot really say that you´re not allowed entry. Of course, this relates to those businesses that have customers entering their premises.

One other idea is to divest yourselves of any stock for companies that restrict gun rights.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: 4justice, 3/15/2014 11:28:08 PM     (No. 9770503)

The radical left has taken over all areas of power and influence. That is why "corporate" America as defined now by major mega-multinationals is in bed with big government. The government makes regulations that burden smaller companies and make it nearly impossible for anyone to compete in against the big boys. Real opportunity and the chance for upward mobilty are gone. The American Dream is rapidly disappearing. People don´t realize the severity of our country´s decline. Then we have groups like this hitting us from every side making sure we can´t fight back.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/16/2014 9:22:34 AM     (No. 9770811)

Any big business that signs up to this BS has lost my business forever. I seriously hope names get printed for all to see.

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