How far will you go boycotting "anti 2A" companies

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    How well did the boycott of BOFA over the new charges work this summer? Pretty good from the looks of it. They backed down.

    Last year we pushed hard in NC on Harris Teeter grocery stores when they posted all their stores. They caved in about 3 weeks.

    It can work, if enough people get involved.

    I have a list of places I refuse to do business with. Do I unknowingly do business with others that are anti gun? Probably. But when and where I can, I choose not too. We quit grocery shopping at Walmart because of how I was treated while OC'ing in one of the stores. They finally resolved the issue, and I shop there occasionally. But the bulk of our grocery shopping is at regular grocery stores now. Their reaction caused us to stop, once we found out it was cheaper elsewhere we stayed away. So much for everyday low prices, I should go thank them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
    It has as much to do with chance as it does being careful, cautious and precautionary. I stay away from areas of poverty. ...... Americans by my definition. Everyone else I ignore or play pleasant with, but never get involved with.
    If I believed in voodoo I would curse you into poverty for that statement. I guess because I grossed $10k last year and live in a neighborhood that I can afford on that budget, it disqualifies me from being an American in your definiton. Good thing I don't care about your definition!!! I'm just living the American dream, at federal minimum wage, (sarcastic font:)I guess you should get the min wage raised considerably higher, so we can become Americans again. (/Sarcasim) Last time I checked, while it is theoretically possible to buy your way into "being American," it's not a requirement.
    There wouldn't be an America if it weren't for us poor folks slaving away in the service industry. I suppose you'd rather I give up my job to someone from another country?
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    Guess what I am saying is "do you really make a difference?"
    Maybe not but when they close the lid I want think that I stood for what I believed was right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caertaker View Post
    Maybe not but when they close the lid I want think that I stood for what I believed was right.
    There are many different ways to stand for what you believe is right. There will be times and situations where boycotts
    work; and others where letters work; and others where walking the sidewalk with a sign will work. Keep in mind that
    with the large big box stores and the larger manufacturers, they are not their to please small segments of their market.
    They are not their to displease small segments of their market. They are their to sell to as broad a cross section of the
    population as they can reach. They can't afford to hold a public position on much of anything without losing some
    business. When they do publicly take a stand that they know will cost them some business, they will have balanced that
    against the likely gain from a different population segment.

    In short, boycotts work well against smaller operations in local markets. They are about useless on a national scale
    unless the precipitant is so outrageous that almost everybody is angry at them. And then, as our OP stated, we all have the
    collective memory of a gnat.
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    If private businness concerns feel thay have to involve themselves in our lives to the extent of telling us how we are to live......I'm done doing business with that organization.....and as far as I'm concerned....Interpretation of our Constitution is not for Wal-mart or BOA to decide......they can shut it down.

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    National organizations, such as Dick's, are effected by local boycotts of individual stores within the corporation, it is called gross corporate revenue and profit. The corporation is dependent on a fixed percentage of revenue from each of their stores and a decrease in these revenues effect the corporation across the board. One store may not have a major short term impact but does require a reassessment of their operation and the possible closing of the store(s) that don't meet a set return to corporate. Does anyone remember Falstaff beer? One the oldest and largest beer breweries in America at the time ceased to exist after a small local boycott snowballed into a national boycott. Never under estimate the power of the people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox View Post
    Hardly country club. Lol I'm lower middle class. I speak of a class of character. And I am all about me and mine. You are 100% correct that if it didn't affect me I would be fine with anything being trashed. But nobody here said anything about trashing the whole constitution, merely one element of it. Don't go blowing this out of proportion crying Wolf her guys. I'm fine with debate and exploring other points of view, but when words start getting put into mouths and extreme exaggerations take place of fact, well, then you're just liberal. Ooooooooo....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefjason View Post
    How well did the boycott of BOFA over the new charges work this summer? Pretty good from the looks of it. They backed down.

    Last year we pushed hard in NC on Harris Teeter grocery stores when they posted all their stores. They caved in about 3 weeks.

    It can work, if enough people get involved.

    I have a list of places I refuse to do business with. Do I unknowingly do business with others that are anti gun? Probably. But when and where I can, I choose not too. We quit grocery shopping at Walmart because of how I was treated while OC'ing in one of the stores. They finally resolved the issue, and I shop there occasionally. But the bulk of our grocery shopping is at regular grocery stores now. Their reaction caused us to stop, once we found out it was cheaper elsewhere we stayed away. So much for everyday low prices, I should go thank them.
    On Ohioans for Concealed Carry, the group did much the same to Kroger when it posted its stores in the Ohio area. We e-mailed and boycotted. It took a few weeks, but the signs came down.

    I personally, and as far as I know single handedly, got a local restaurant chain to remove its signs. All it took was a little time and a couple of e-mails with their general counsel. It is not always that easy, but it can be. One thing is for sure, if you don't try, it won't happen.
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    I don't consider the "Big Picture" of my actions. I don't shop at businesses because I decide based on my own set of values. How much effect it has is only of peripheral interest to me. You must make a decision like this for yourself and to be truly moral you must be true and consistent to your own set of values. If I decide that I won't shop somewhere, it matters little if others agree. So, the question "do you think I make a difference?" is meaningless. The question is "Do you think you are doing what you consider the right thing?"
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