Gander Mountain kicks the NRA out of WI stores

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    No matter the reason. Sell guns and you don't support the NRA then I no longer shop Gander. Period.
    It's not a problem til they make it one!

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    I stopped giving the NRA money a long time ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keboostman View Post
    This is not about the NRA--it is about Wisconsin Governor Walker. I think he needs to go, but irrespective, Gander Mountain has a right to be apolitical.
    You're in VA? Why do you think Walker should go? Why would you even care? He DID sign our CCW into law last November.

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    First of all, Walker is either extremely inept , or violated state election laws. 5 people who worked for him, in the same section of the building no less, are charged with crimes. One of them is making a plea deal. It's really not a matter of if the other four go down, it's more of a when. This is a case that someone is taking a deal to save themselves some pain. Walker was the direct supervisor to ALL five of the people under investigation. Well, four under investigation now that the first person is pleading guilty.

    Really, wanting him for President makes as much sense as wanting Obama for President. Walker is doing everything that Obama did except with a conservative spin. They are both crooks who should be doing anything but holding elected offices.

    Gander Mountain is a sports store. Not just a gun store. They have a wide variety of clientele. Their biggest competitor around by me is Scheel's. You don't see Scheel's doing anything remotely political. The owners of Gander Mountain have just come out as being much more willing to take a risk by being openly supportive of 2A rights.

    Supporting 2A rights does not mean blindly supporting any political candidate that made a couple of 2A friendly choices. You look at a candidate as a whole.

    The funny thing is, the prices are far better anywhere outside of Gander Mountain unless they have a big sale going on for what you want to buy. I try to buy as little as possible from them as I can. It works out with me saving a good bit of money in no time flat.
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    yea we need to go back to fiscal irrespondsability!

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    Has anyone have more information on this. I am in Wisconsin and I get the NRA alerts via email and I have not received the one shown in the original post. I searched the net and other the link post everything is else is posted on forums such as this. I also attempted to find any info on it at the NRA site. If it is true then my below comments stand.
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    What is really strange about this is Gander Mountain has no problem caving into pressure from anti weapon people yet make no money from them on weapons and related items. Recently the Gander Mountain in Germantown Wisconsin converted over to an almost all inclusive gun store.

    Here is the promo from their site:
    GUN WORLD - Germantown, WI

    IT’S NOT JUST ANOTHER GANDER MOUNTAIN STORE! Gun World has the largest selection
    of guns and hunting equipment from the top manufacturers in the industry. The best of the best plus; we’ve added more firearms specialists to give you the one-on-one service you expect. The biggest selection, top brands and more full-service attention it’s what you’ll find at the new Gun World!


    Since they have the right to cancel on the NRA maybe its time we exercise our right not to patronize Gander and let them get there money at the new Gun World from those that pressured them into canceling on the NRA. It is not like we will be hard pressed to find weapons, etc., elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFury View Post
    Wow. You don't understand the legislative process. Go back and take a high school civics course. It would be very enlightening for you. It will take a lot more change than the Governor to take away what was recently passed. Simple fact.

    It's not that the NRA-ILA was kicked out permanently. It's that the anti-Walker sentiment is so great they canceled the WALKER specific events. That the events were to support Walker directly came from the NRA-ILA e-mail I received yesterday. Yes, they would have covered more than supporting Walker, but that is the main focus of the meetings.

    Like it or not, this was a decision based on that fact. Walker has done many things, and many people dislike him for his actions.
    I did take high school civics, and did very well in it. It just boils down to that you have the right to pass judgment on other people because of ther opinion. And you can tell that much about a person by just one short sentence? Boy, your good...

    I do some shopping at Gander Mt. but dont'buy guns there.

    On another note, remember Gov. Doyle?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFury View Post
    First of all, Walker is either extremely inept , or violated state election laws. 5 people who worked for him, in the same section of the building no less, are charged with crimes.
    So you're saying Walker is guilty by association?

    What about Obama? Look who he associates with...Ayers, Wright, etc. I say we have a Federal recall election (impeachment)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstanek View Post
    I did take high school civics, and did very well in it. It just boils down to that you have the right to pass judgment on other people because of ther opinion. And you can tell that much about a person by just one short sentence? Boy, your good...

    I do some shopping at Gander Mt. but dont'buy guns there.

    On another note, remember Gov. Doyle?????
    You may have done well, but if only person changes, then not much will get to the desk of that person to make changes. More effect is had by changing the houses than by changing the person at the top. Look at how little Obama has been able to railroad through once one of the houses has gone to the Republican party.

    When I see posts like your original one, it makes me shake my head. understanding the entire process allows the nation as a whole to have better influence on the elected officials.

    Doyle is starting to look better and better every day. The farce of outside money attacking everyone running for any position is disgusting. We have more money from outside groups/people than any other time. The Supreme Court overturning the finance laws (corporations were ruled to be people) has had a severe detrimental effect in Wisconsin alone. Doyle was by no means a great Governor either.

    Quote Originally Posted by acepilot View Post
    So you're saying Walker is guilty by association?

    What about Obama? Look who he associates with...Ayers, Wright, etc. I say we have a Federal recall election (impeachment)...
    Different situations. Read the last sentence in the paragraph you began to quote. The answer is there.

    The better comparison would be with Obama and Holder commanding the DoJ not to enforce laws they disagree with. Then with Holder having Obama's support despite having the same ineptitude or direct handling of the Fast and Furious program, like Walker did with his former staff who violated election laws, it just makes it all worse. Comparing Holder and Walker has much more of a direct comparison. I want both of them out of any public office.

    Oh, and Obama associating with known questionable individuals should have raised more red flags. It should have had more of an effect in the first go round. Obama's statements and actions have shown who he truly is. A very shallow and self-serving individual.

    As far as Wisconsin gun rights go, we have a lot of support from the elected officials across the board. We should be able to get better gubernatorial candidates than Milwaukee crooks.

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    I disagree with the statement that Walker is a crook. At this point there is no evidence that I'm aware of, nor an indictment or any of the above suggesting that Walker had a role in, or knowledge of the proceedings against his subordinates. Should he have, possibly, however, before we start telling others to take civics, we should all remember there is a presumption of innocence with the legal process. That applies to Walker as much as it does to Zimmerman.

    As far as a pro-gun legislature being more important than a pro-gun governor remember that the concealed carry passed the legislature before but vetoed by Doyle. It's important to fight for gun rights in all branches of government, executive, legislative, and judicial.

    To those who say the NRA blindly follows the republican party, I suggest that the NRA/ILA is a single issue organization, which lobbies solely based on a candidates firearms record, not their stance on abortion etc. Of course the NRA is going to back the governor who signed concealed carry in Wisconsin, versus the Mayor who allowed Milwaukee police chief to say that anyone open carrying would be put on the ground despite it's legality.

    Looking at the second amendment issues, the NRA has to support Walker, or betray their core values. Whether or not you as an individual wants to support Walker or Barrett, you have to look at all the issues and weight the sum of multiple issues. I'm not going to say who I would vote for, thats not the point, it's that by canceling the NRA/ILA events, Gander Mountain is failing to back gun rights.

    Oh yeah, and all politicians are crooks anyways, some just less than others....
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    It does not matter WHY,,,, they knuckled under ,,,,, I will not every use Gander Mountain again
    until they back the NRA,,,,, whom I realize are not perfect,,,,, but they do try.

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    I am done with them and will no longer shop there for anything.
    Fleet Farm for everything I need from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFury View Post

    As far as Wisconsin gun rights go, we have a lot of support from the elected officials across the board. We should be able to get better gubernatorial candidates than Milwaukee crooks.
    So, in the recall election, we have (ex)Milwaukee County Executive Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Barrett? Are you planning to write somebody in?
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    It's the second hold-your nose and make the less worse choice election for Governor. You could say better, but that assumes one really is better than the other.

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    We'll take Walker down here, we're not a buckle under for the Govt Employee Union state here. In fact, it's illegal to have certain Govt Employee Unions here. Yes Fireman, Police, and similar can have "Associations", which are in essence Unions in disguise here, but .... they are extremely limited and didn't have the strangle hold on the State they seem to have in Wisconsin (even requiring the State to buy healthcare from a Union subsidiary that could set it's own price). Talk about some corruption.
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