Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by baz, May 31, 2013.
I don't shop there regularly, but after this, I'll be sure not to shop there at all.
Can't be true, Staples is owned by Mittens and company, right wing, pro gun.
Surely there must be a mistake!
He may own the controlling interest but someone else makes the policies. This is gonna cost 'em, I hope.
They don't sound any more anti-gun than they do anti-whiskey, anti-cigar, or anti-nudity... they're just anti-controversy, anti-liability, and generally spineless. Their decisions are driven by PR reps and liability lawyers. In short, they're Weenies.
I'm shocked! Absolutely shocked!... Staples is still around?
staples is a private business, so i guess i have no right to tell them how to run their contest.....
but i can see how legitimate business( alcohol, tobacco and firearms) owners may be a little peeved when they get a letter lumping them in with drug dealers and hate groups.
let em know how you feel vote with wallet its only language that matters
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Todd Starnes, "Staples Says Gun Store Can’t Enter Contest", radio.foxnews.com, 30 May 2013.
Read more at linked story (no guarantee links are permanent, so I quoted the paragraph about Staples' public policy under Fair Use, copyright code section 107.)
To our Left, this story is Faux News promoting a phony culture war (except if you follow commentary threads lefties support the systematic de-legitimization of gun ownership, especially those threads where they are largely talking to their own kind, and their comments are rabidly anti-gun.) We have actually been in a culture war with those who fear guns and loathe gun owners for over a century, which flares up every now or then, but the antigun culture has been there for a long time.
H. L. Mencken, "The Uplifters Try It Again", Baltimore Sun, 30 Nov 1925.
Have not been shopping there anyway.
On another forum, one of the members sent an email to Staples Corporate. In his post, he quotes their response to him. The tone seems typical "corporate oops".
I stopped shopping at Staples a long time ago. I had an issue with a piece of gear that went defective a week before the guarantee ran out. I called them and said I could not get there before it happened and was assured it would be taken care of. I got there 2 days after the expiation date and talked to the exact same employee (got his name that day on the phone) and they denied that I ever called and said no remedy to my problem. Contacted corporate and they did not help either. So far have spent upwards of 40K on computer/network stuff elsewhere in the last few years. I am a SYS /ADMIN for a small local company. I see how they treat the individual consumer and being anti firearm is no surprise to me.
So, I guess they don't have any .22LR ammo?
Staples has apologised:
Care to summarize for those of us who won't sign up for facebook?
Snip from their FB post:
Or, "We'll find some other reason to keep you out."
Quit shopping at Staples after they put up a "no law abiding gun carriers" sign. We go down to Office Max, which has no sign, and have spent a few thousand there.
Haven't shopped at Staples in over a decade. Too overpriced and not very good selection.
Very good and refreshing to hear!
It is nice to see more and more companies these days sitting up and taking notice that they really don't want to offend (anyone, really, but especially) those of us who are strong 2nd Amendment supporters.
Better than 90% of the comments left on their page after this broke were negative with people saying they would not shop there anymore.
I doubt Staples would have retracted if there hadn't been so many expressing their displeasure. In my readings on Facebook the anti-"90%" hadn't shown up at all.
My thoughts on my most recent decision to no longer shop at Staples...
"That was easy..."
I don't work for Staples and never have. That being said, I have a feeling that Stales has nothing against any legal gun dealer, BUT the Staples LEGAL team does.
We can't tell them how to run their business however we can let their shareholders know that we will never buy from them since they hate gun owners.
Even if I don't like the action, I support a private entity's right to do something dumb. Freedom includes both RKBA and the freedom to do something dumb, after all.
Must be a local thing. I'd talk to the store manager, or the regional manager. Our (several) DFW, TX Staples stores have no such sign.
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