Do you watch movies at AMC Theaters? Was the film produced by Bad Robot?
Do you eat at Chipotle, Shake Shack, Panera, Burger King or Subway, or had a meal delivered by Door Dash?
Do you wear clothes from Levi Strauss, the Gap or Gucci?
Do you watch CNN, MTV, NBC, HBO, MSNBC or Showtime?
Do you browse Tinder, Yelp, eBay or Pinterest on a Microsoft computer with Comcast internet?
Do you shop at Costco?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have financially supported companies that want to strip us of our God-given constitutional rights.
Click here for a list of anti-gun businesses, which is also known as the “Don’t feed them” list. To be added to the list, a company and/or their decision makers have either instituted an anti-gun corporate policy, or lobbied lawmakers to draft or support anti-gun legislation. In other words, they had to take action – anti-gun action – against the Second Amendment. None of the firms made the list by accident.
One of the beauties of the American Free-Market system is that it allows business leaders to run their company in any manner they choose, and the marketplace will then decide whether their decisions were prudent or ill-conceived.
I don’t support boycotts as they’re a favored tactic of the gun prohibitionists. Nowadays, they seem ready to scream “BOYCOTT!” for even the most minor of reasons or for no reason at all. Still, I work hard for my money, so I would rather patronize a business that supports my constitutional rights – all of my constitutional rights. Therefore, I use the list to screen out those firms that don’t support me. That’s not a boycott. It’s being an informed consumer.
Some of the businesses won’t be missed. I’ve never needed a $1,350 Gucci man-purse, especially after they donated $500,000 to March for Our Lives. I don’t watch CNN or MSLSD, browse Tinder, eat at Burger King or subscribe to HBO, especially since the Sopranos ended.
Costco, on the other hand, will be difficult. I hope someone talks some sense into their CEO, Craig Jelinek. This gun owner already misses his great deals, (but as a reader recently informed me, there is a Sam’s just around the corner and they have great deals also).