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Voice your disapproval with your wallet

02 Jan
Voice your disapproval with your wallet

Much like your average politician, many businesses are spineless craven entities that have little backbone and will only do what is in their best interest at a given moment.

Then there are true believers.  Politicians and businesses and voices that will stand up for what they believe in all the time, regardless of backlash, political expediency, or loss of revenue.  These latter true believers should not only be admired but also supported.

Being principled is a difficult road to travel.

That is why we must support principled politicians who have always stood strong by the 2nd Amendment as well as businesses who will not cave under the sensationalized media hysteria and astro turf activism by liberty hating gun grabbers

That is why stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods should be avoided.  Not only have they ceased selling sporting rifles but they have gone so far as to not honor the sales they have all ready made.

There are other places to purchase these weapons and sporting gear and I for one will seek them out.  I do not wish to be a patron of a company that would so easily turn against the Second Amendment.  I would rather reward those who are stalwarts with the Constitution by being stalwart with them.

While I am on the subject, I’m not sure I have mentioned this before but the Wounded Warrior Project, whose claims to help those wounded in defense of our country and constitution  are rabidly anti gun.  Oh sure, they’ll take funds generated by gun companies and sellers but the WWP big wigs refuse any official connection to anything regarding guns.

Much like Black professional athletes of the 50’s playing on white teams, we are good enough to help them succeed, yet they don’t want to be associated with us or for us to stay in the same hotels.

There are a number of great charities that help and support our wounded veterans who have sacrificed so much so that we can remain free.  Let us not cheapen their sacrifice by supporting an organization that doesn’t even believe in Constitution that they were fighting for.

Then there are the backers of the anti-gunners.  Businesses that support those who would try and subvert the right to keep and bear arms.  The Journal News in New York has created and published an online database showing pinpoint directions to the homes of those with a firearms permit.  The masses responded by creating a database of the locations of the office and homes of those who work at the Journal News.  As you can imagine those at the Journal News didn’t care for that bit of turnaround.

After the backlash the Journal News decided to complete their hypocrisy by hiring armed guards to protect them.  The Journal News is unrepentant in their thuggish attempts to shame gun owners so appealing to them might be moot.  But the paper lives on local advertisements and as such, New Yorkers of the area start pressuring the businesses that support the Journal News to stop, that may put an end to the witch hunts that those gun grabbers are foaming at the mouth for.

I guess the point is this.  Those who will brave the storm and stand with the 2nd Amendment should be rewarded for it.  Those who are wishy washy should hear our voices so that they know that their actions against the 2nd Amendment will have greater repercussions than some artificial agenda driven outrage that the Bloombergs and Feinsteins of the world can muster.

I am reminded of one of my favorite movies, Scent of a Woman.  In one of the final scenes the character Charlie Simms was given the opportunity to betray his principles for his own advancement.  Not doing so would come at a high price.

There’s something to be said for being uncompromising…it’s not always easy…but no one ever said doing the right thing always was.

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11 Comments

Posted by on January 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

11 responses to “Voice your disapproval with your wallet

  1. Chris

    January 2, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Here in Utah we had a great online community through ksl.com to buy and sell guns. Shortly after Sandy Hook, ksl removed all gun listings. Luckily 2 great websites quickly filled the void: utahguns and utahgunexchange.

     
  2. Scott C

    January 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

    At the age of 51, disabled from a work injury, let go by my employer, thrown out like the trash by the workers comp. insurance co., I have learned a bit about intregrity and it’s value. In todays society money speaks volumes many times more powerful than Honesty, Integrity, Duty, Loyality or any other human trait associated with doing what is right and just. When anyone refuses to bend or compromise their beliefs to a current trend, that is someone worth supporting ! As we move forward in this new year many will bend to the pressures of hate mongering, anti-gun, fear exacerbating forces in politics and society. Support the people/entities that stand unwavering to those pressures and when the smoke clears, God willing, we will stand stronger than ever and those who have given in and compromised to try to survive the storm will no longer be there. Good riddens to them ….

     
  3. kathy

    January 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

    we have to do something quick!

     
  4. Lauren R

    January 2, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I am disappointed in the “armed security” company that accepted money to protect the people from Journal News. Does anyone know who they are so that we can request they get some principles?

     
    • msalzbrenner

      January 2, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      The odds are that the services they have acquired are from local law enforcement. The government has been militarizing local law enforcement agencies for quite some time. They have already shown their intent at arming many of the government run “security” agencies such as the TSA. They have purchased massive amounts of armament and ammunition for this very purpose. They new what they were going to do, and they prepared for it. They know full well that this attack on our rights was not going to be easy. They know full well that there is going to be a backlash and they have armed themselves in preparation for it. This behavior alone should have already gotten people in a state of emergency but they still followed along like good little citizens. The government is intentionally exciting a civil war so that they will have an excuse to eliminate any opposition to their agenda. This is basic terrorism. They will scare us into submission. And any who don’t submit will be imprisoned, tortured, or eliminated.

       
  5. Roger

    January 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I will do what ( EVER IT TAKES)to Protect my family, I will ( KEEP MY GUNS NO MATTER WHAT)

     
  6. Cowboy Dan

    January 3, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Lauren, IIRC, the security company engaged by the paper is RGA; I believe the owners last name is Ayoob.

    That’s not a common name. I wonder if he’s related to Mas Ayoob, and whether they’ve taken time to discuss the contract.

     
  7. Andrew Dunn

    January 4, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Wounded Warrior Project is not rabidly anti gun. They simply choose not to enter into marketing partnerships with firearms manufacturers. By the same logic March of Dimes or Ronald McDonald House would also be rabid anti gun groups simply for failing to put their logo on a butt stock.
    I am proud to support the WWP and will continue to do so.

     
    • Tony Oliva

      January 4, 2013 at 7:58 am

      There is a difference from not wanting to enter into a marketing partnership with the firearm industry and not wanting to acknowledge the firearm industry at all. Such as citing cancellations of radio talk shows on the grounds that they discuss firearms.

      I do not see much difference between the WWP and a business that says “we’re not anti gun, we just don’t want you to carry a firearm in our gun free zone store”.

      I’m not going to patron them either.

       
  8. GunBurger

    January 4, 2013 at 11:24 am

    We are going strong on this in Tucson, AZ: https://www.facebook.com/GunBurgerTucson

     
  9. Karl Philmon

    April 26, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    If they want them, I’ll give ‘em to them. One bullet at a time.

     

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