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    Anyone heard of this???

    I was talking to a friend the other day and he told me that for every bic lighter sold 25% of the price is donated to gun control. Does anyone have any info to say wether or not this is true?

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    Don't have a clue. Why don't you ask him for a source that can be researched.

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    It was one of those heard it from a friend that heard it from a friend that had a friend that read it somewhere things. Just wondering if theres any truth behind it.

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    25% is pretty large - sounds unreasonable, but could be. I'd be interested in the facts.

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    I tried to Google something but came up empty handed. And, as we all know, if it's not on Google then it doesn't exist :)

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    That google thing got me thinking so I went to the bic website. They had a contact thingie so I sent them an email about the question. I'll post what they wrote me as soon as I hear back from them.

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    Ditto Pickpocket

    on that Google Search.
    I couldn't find anything.

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    I can't find anything on google, dogpile, yahoo, or msn %25 sounds a bit extreme though.
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    If you have ever owned a retail business you know this can't possibly be right. 25% of which price. The price the manufacturer charges distributors, or the price the distributors charge the wholesalers, or the price the wholesaler charges the retailer, or the price the retailer charges the consumer. Since the price the maufacture charges distributors varies based on volume and other things it is difficult to determine 25%. With the others varying due to everything from sale prices, to volume, to time of year, etc. it is impossible for Bic to determine 25%.

    This is a new urban legend/web hoax.
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    Probably just an ugly rumor started by these folks:



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    Fact or fiction it is just one more good reason not to smoke.

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    Somebody check with that snoops (sp) guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Chief
    Fact or fiction it is just one more good reason not to smoke.
    True that, but lighters are good for many things from campfires to barbecues. I have a zippo anyway just because of the durability. That and I like to support a company that is here in PA.

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    I checked on snopes.com and on truthorfiction.com, and I could find nothing to support or discount the claim.

    It sounds a little hokey to me.
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    Hey everyone, I got an email back from bic on this subject. This is what they wrote:

    We have received your e-mail.

    Despite what you might have heard, BIC has not been an active party in the backing of any type of gun control legislation.

    We hope we have been of some help to you in this matter.

    BIC Consumer Affairs

    Sounds cool to me. I guess I kinda answered my own question on this one.

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