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Target and veterans

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Harold Mayo, Dec 29, 2002.

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  1. Harold Mayo

    Harold Mayo Member

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    Got this from a thread over at the Roderus Custom Home Gunsmithing forum...

    *BELOW IS WHAT I JUST GOT FROM MY NATIOAL GUARD UNIT VISA EMAIL*:


    Target


    By Dick Forrey,
    Vietnam Veterans Association:

    We asked our local Target store to be a sponsor of the Vietnam
    Veterans' Memorial Wall during our spring recognition
    event. We received back a reply from Target management that "veterans do
    not meet our area of giving. We only donate to the
    areas of arts, social actions and education. " My thought: if the
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and the veteran himself, does
    not meet the criteria of these areas, something is wrong at Target. We
    were not asking for thousands of dollars, not even
    hundreds, but simply sponsorship an endorsement for a "memorial
    remembrance." As follow-up, I E-mailed the corporate
    Headquarters and their response was the same. Personally, I will NOT be
    buying anything at Target Stores again. If the
    Vietnam Veteran does not meet their area of giving then why should I, as
    a Vietnam veteran, spend my hard earned money in
    their stores?

    Please pass this on to as many people as you know. Maybe Target and
    other businesses will get the message.



    WILLIAM
     
  2. Ted Bell

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    Has someone compiled a list of like-minded retailers to avoid, whether it be based on their RKBA position or their position viz-a-viz veterans? :mad:
     
  3. Pendragon

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  4. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

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    An old non-issue for the reasons Pendragon stated and the dissection of the whole thing in the TFL thread he posted a link to.
     
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    http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/target-viet.htm
     
  6. PATH

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    Seems clear enough to me. Make up your own mind as to what to do folks.
     
  7. SkunkApe

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    Why should Target be obligated to make ANY donations? Something is wrong when we reach the point where we believe the voluntary surrender of legally earned money is a necessity. Its bad enough that we solicit these funds like common beggars, now we have to feel outraged if we are denied?

    Good gravy, what is the world coming to?
     
  8. telewinz

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    I understand the reasons but I feel Target is showing very poor taste. Here they just started giving vets ID cards that permit 10% discount at various businesses. Nice way of saying thanks.:)
     
  9. Double Naught Spy

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    Crybabies asking for donation money and not willing to take no as an answer. Then they try this email routine to try to guilt Target into giving money and using boycotting to further bully Target into 'donating.' Extortion comes to mind.

    Any group that requests donations should respect the decisions made by those who do or do not decide to donate. Apparently, this veterans group has no idea what the word 'donation' means.
     
  10. Sergeant Bob

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    When Jesse Jackson uses these kind of tactics, it's called extortion.
     
  11. Hkmp5sd

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    Technically, when Jesse does it, it's called Civil Rights. Extortion is illegal. :)
     
  12. Sergeant Bob

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    Exellent point! :)
     
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    Never shop there anyway.:)
     
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