This is a discussion on Boycotting businesses that ban firearms within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by mlr1m A business can come out ahead in a lawsuit and still lose large sums of money in the form of lawyers ...
Well worded letter...$$$ talks.
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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I have wrote a few of these letters to local businesses. Nicely put.
Very well stated!
I too copied the content and will use it in my next offending company complaint. Thank you.
Best Regards from Minnesota,
I recently had a run-in with Ikea's policy and wrote them a letter explaining that I immediately took my $2300+ purchase down the road from them, and received a response basically saying "So?"
Great letter. It is very similar to one I and many others used when Kroger Grocery stores posted a no carry policy. I can't remember if it was a thread on this forum or another where it got started. Many, many emails were sent to Kroger's Corp Headquarters as a result.
I wouldn't take the position that an email "won't work". While it might not change store policy immediately, if enough people contact a company and they begin to realize the economic impact we can have on their business, letters such as this can be very effective.
"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli" Clemenza
An individual letter is a drop of rain; not much by itself but it can flood a valley when joined with others.
As mlr1m pointed out, you can beat a lawsuit and still lose. The cost for defending a company can be prohibitive and don't count on Joe Schmo running out of money; there's always a chance that his cause will be taken up by some organization with wealthy donors and political interests in the outcome of the case.
Although gun grabbers have numbers as well, they don't have as many who are personally motivated to take action at the individual level.
As for Ikea, you're better off spending your money elsewhere anyway; I've never been impressed with the quality of their merchandise. Nevertheless, because of you they had one more letter for the pile. If the pile gets big enough, simple business sense will take care of the problem.
"The flock sleep peaceably in their pasture at night because Sheepdogs stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
Sometimes when I walk into a business, I'm in such a hurry that I don't see the "NO GUN" sign. Fortunately, it's concealed, so there's never been a problem. I guess since I don't see the sign, if I get stopped, I'll have to leave. Oh well...
Before anyone gets painting with a broad brush...
Most of the Jewish families I know are PRO GUN-PRO SECOND AMENDMENT liberals. The Jewish people have a very clear idea of what happens after the government disarms the people.
The "bans guns signs" in MN carry no real weight. Many people choose to disregard them all together. The only businesses I take issue with are pharmacies. Behind that counter is a mecca for your average junkie. A sign on the door tells Johnnie Crackhead to come on in with his gun because everyone else left theirs in the car. I recently asked the pharmacist how I could transfer my prescription to the Thrifty White up the street. He asked why and I told him that the sign on his front door worried me. He said "we don't need guns in here with all the drugs". I asked him if a robber would leave his gun in the car when he needed an oxycoton fix because of the sign. He said "I guess not", so I replied "that is why I need mine". I changed his mind right on the spot, but corporate insists the sign stays up. I go to the Thrifty White up the street now.
I love the letter, it is a literary slap. Short, sweet, and sharp gets the point across best. Thank you.
My GLOCK goes BANG every time!
Abort the Obamanation not the Constitution
Those who would, deny, require permit, license, certification, or authorization for me to bear arms are as vile, dangerous & evil as those who would molest, abuse, assault, rape or murder my family