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Old June 02, 2013, 22:21   #1
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"Staples" is anti gun, please boycott

I just read on Breitbart that Staples/office Depot has a policy which excludes gun stores or any business related to "weapons" or "danger" from participation in a business contest which carries a $50,000 prize.

I suggest an immediate boycott of Staples.

For a bit of history, on June 28 2001 K Mart annonced that it was discontinuing sales of handgun ammunition because of pressure from Michael Moore, who personally lobbied KMart leadership to do so. In January 2002, 6 months later, KMart declared bankrupcy!

Also, remember Smith and Wesson and its support of the Clinton gun ban? The company was brought to its knees by a boycott and nearly went bankrupt until they changed management and their policy.

I call on all FAL files members, their family, friends, associates, and every other member of our constitutional community to immediately and permanently cease doing business with Staples.

Can I get an amen?
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Old June 02, 2013, 22:27   #2
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Do you have a source? All I can find in a search is posts on gun forums..
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Old June 03, 2013, 11:18   #3
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www.breitbart.com

or more directly

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governm...-Illegal-Drugs
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Old June 03, 2013, 12:02   #4
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OK, found the contest referrenced and the rules list:

Entry may not contain any mention of, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion:

-Content that includes phrases, trademarked material or other third party materials.

-Clothing worn in a photo (if applicable) showing any third party visible logos, drawings, cartoons, phrases, trademarks or other third-party materials.

-The names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission; or look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;

-Content that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message; is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;

-Personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses or other identifying information of any person or entity other than you and the small business.

-Material that is inappropriate, indecent (including but not limited to nudity, or pornography), sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent, profane, obscene, hateful, tortuous, derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, (including using words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group).

-Content which violates any law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, and false advertising).

-Violence or content that engages in, encourages, advocates, discusses with the intent to commit, or provides instructions for conduct that would constitute a criminal or civil offense or would otherwise violate any federal, state, local or international law or rule.

-The Entry may not contain material or content for which you were compensated or granted any consideration by any other third party.

-Material or content that is, or may reasonably be considered to be, hate speech, whether directed at an individual or group, and whether based upon the race, sex, creed, national origin, religious affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or language of such individual or group or that is otherwise unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing to any individual, partnership, corporation, or political body.

-Content that disparages, slanders or libel persons or organizations associated with Sponsor or any other brands, companies, or individuals.
Content or materials in which you impersonate another person or entity.

The following business categories may not be featured in the Entry, including but not limited to: not-for-profit; religious/faith-based; adult entertainment; gambling; liquor sales; firearms/weapons sales; businesses competing with Staples (including but not limited to technology services, copy and print services, office supplies businesses, facilities supplies and services, office furniture, shipping services, mobile phone sales, any other business that Sponsor deems competitive); any illegal business; or national brands. Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify any business other than those listed above, in its sole discretion.
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Old June 03, 2013, 18:27   #5
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Looks like they excluded pretty much everyone.
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Old June 03, 2013, 19:05   #6
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Looks like they excluded pretty much everyone.
Yeah, get past the vetting of the excluded list and you've won. Last line:

"Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify any business other than those listed above, in its sole discretion."

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Old June 04, 2013, 20:49   #7
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Wait a minute. They excluded "any illegal business", so now NO politician or any member of any gummit alphabet soup or any of the quadrillion members of the evil un-elected bureaucracy can participate either.

So, it might not be that bad after all. I admit that excluding gun-related anything is rather communist/fascist/Marxist, so yeah boycott is o-tay with me. Put them on the list of the other billion anti-gun, commie pig groups. What does Staples sell? I can't say I've ever been in one of their stores.

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Old June 04, 2013, 22:43   #8
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There is a staples in the next town, I'll go by and ask for a staples GUN and AMMO for it.

Could go Rob the Target store with a Staples Gun?? Many staple guns fire more than one round with each pull of the actuator, Better call the Bureau of letter openers and report them.
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Old June 05, 2013, 23:00   #9
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I've been boycotting them until now because of high prices and poor service. Now I have another reason to keep on truckin' with it........
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