The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA), through the “Don’t Feed the Gun Prohibitionists” project published a list of businesses and CEOs opposed to the second amendment rights of Americans. CCRKBA describes itself as the “The Common-Sense Gun Lobby” and has a membership of about 650,000.
Alan Gottlieb, the chairman of the CCRKBA and the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, said customers should be aware when their hard-earned money is used to fund a campaign to infringe on their rights.
“Many brand name businesses and corporate leadership have a nefarious agenda to limit gun rights,” said Gottlieb. “Their current and potential patrons should have the knowledge of what their hard-earned dollars are actually funding.”
He encouraged the consumers to spend their money on businesses that promise not to support the infringement of their constitutional rights. Gottlieb hopes the boycott of such businesses would force them to change their policies. He added that while businesses had the right to support whatever philosophy they deemed right, the customers also had a right to decide on where to spend their money.
“Businesses that advocate or take a position of opposition to gun rights should recognize that the gun rights community will vote with their wallets,” Gottlieb said.
The list includes 200 businesses, which have either made donations to anti-gun causes or advocated for the restriction of citizens’ constitutional rights. Among them, 145 businesses wrote to Congress requesting the passage of the gun control laws introduced by the House. Some of the prominent enterprises listed by CCRKBA include Dick’s Sporting Goods, Microsoft, Delta Airlines, Burger King, Progressive Insurance, Yelp, and Levi Strauss.
Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO, Ed Stack, ended the sale of semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines from the stores last year. Stack tried to exploit the shootings in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, to launch his political career. He also destroyed $5 million worth of guns hoping to make a grand statement.
Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, donated $1 million to Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility group. MSFT’s other co-founder, Paul Allen, donated $500,000, while its retired CEO, Steve Ballmer, gave $250,000 to the same group.
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