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Old September 10, 2014, 11:22 AM   #1
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Mom's Response

I am sending this to all businesses that have caved into the Mom’s Demand Action demands to request patrons not carry weapons into their facilities. If you care to do the same you have to go to each business web site and find the contact us page.

http://momsdemandaction.org/corporate-responsibility/


I just wanted to share with you my decision to never, ever, patronize your facilities again. Your request for law abiding citizens to refrain from carrying weapons into your locations has had the desired effect on me and I will no longer carry into your facilities. However, I doubt it will have the same impact to any criminals and ne'er-do-wells intent on ignoring your request.

I am a law abiding concealed handgun license holder and I no longer feel welcome or safe at your places of business. As such I will no longer patronize your business. I realize this has no practical effect on your revenue but maybe if the other 100,000,000 or so law abiding gun owners in the United States will join me, perhaps then you will feel the pain of your decision to only allow criminals and ne'er-do-wells to carry weapons into your stores.

Sincerely,
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Old September 10, 2014, 11:29 AM   #2
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Well... I'll have to do some researching on this and see where my patronizing will take place. Thanks!
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Old September 10, 2014, 12:39 PM   #3
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Perhaps it should be noted that almost all of these retailers have made meaningless public "requests," not adopted signs or policies of asking gun owners to leave. What they really mean is "Please don't come in flashing your iron. Keep it covered up so that you aren't bothering some of our other customers, and everyone can keep doing business."
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Old September 10, 2014, 12:48 PM   #4
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Personally, I vote with my wallet and do not spend money in these businesses...
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Old September 10, 2014, 02:49 PM   #5
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Personally, I vote with my wallet and do not spend money in these businesses...
I agree, however I would suggest sending them some info about moms and Bloomberg, please see my post below.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost....7&postcount=10

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Old September 10, 2014, 02:59 PM   #6
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I feel the same way as NGIB, I vote with my wallet and will not patronize any 2nd amendment interfering business. I know if all the people who have an investment in firearms and enjoy all aspects of the 2nd amendment friendly activities, were to vote with their wallets, that some of these businesses would back off of their endangering their customers/employees lives buy creating a gun free zone inside their business. That is an open invitation to the unsavory crowd of thieves and drug heads looking for an easy mark. They cannot straddle this fence on the 2nd amendment, either they are for our rights or against them, taking the position they have is an insult to me and my rights as well as my money!!
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Old September 10, 2014, 03:50 PM   #7
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verge,

You do realize that MDA isn't exactly a reliable source of information on their claims of which businesses support them, right? We need to be certain of our target.
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Old September 10, 2014, 07:07 PM   #8
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Most of these businesses have no issues with concealed carry in places that allow that. Personally I vote to do business with places selling US-made products where possible.
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Old September 10, 2014, 07:10 PM   #9
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You do realize that MDA isn't exactly a reliable source of information on their claims of which businesses support them, right? We need to be certain of our target.
Neither my local Panera, Chipote Grill, or Target have any signs requesting customers not to carry weapons, in their business.

Not that I see the need to open carry an E.B.R. to shop or get a bite to eat.
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Old September 11, 2014, 10:35 PM   #10
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You do realize that MDA isn't exactly a reliable source of information on their claims of which businesses support them, right? We need to be certain of our target.
Well, based on the responses I have received, I would say they are very accurate.
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Old September 11, 2014, 10:40 PM   #11
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Most of these businesses have no issues with concealed carry in places that allow that. Personally I vote to do business with places selling US-made products where possible.
The problem is these businesses want to ride the fence. They want it both ways. They put out a press release saying please keep your weapons home and then they want to tell us well we really didn't mean it (wink) (wink).

That is simply unacceptable. They either support our civil and natural rights or they don't. Their public statements indicate they do not wish us to visit their places of business ... we should oblige.

That is just as bad as the billions of Muslims that privately say they do not support jihad, beheadings and terrorists but refuse to acknowledge those same feeling publically for fear of being ostracized from their communities.

As our founders tried to teach us, you are either on the side of freedom with all of the risks that go with or you are not. Period.
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Old September 11, 2014, 10:58 PM   #12
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They don't have to "support" us. They only need to not support the antis and follow the law of the land. WE brought this on ourselves with the idiotic behavior from a few misguided attention whores that provided the ammunition that MDA is now using to try to get businesses to ban us outright.
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Old September 11, 2014, 11:29 PM   #13
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Target? Really??? They can say that with a straight face????
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Old September 15, 2014, 07:51 PM   #14
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Yeah, MDA claims victory whenever a company makes a non-binding request that we please not show up with guns. Shuts MDA up and it doesn't impact us at all. Then MDA claims they've accomplished something and jack the copyrighted logos and put them up on their site citing the company as their BFF.
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Old September 16, 2014, 08:37 PM   #15
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"Target is 'respectfully' requesting that shoppers not bring guns into its stores."

How would we react if, instead, it were this: "Target is 'respectfully' requesting that [insert name of discriminated against a minority group] not come into its stores"?
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