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Gun unfriendly big businesses

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Grunwald, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    I just came across this page on a firearms dealer website and thought I would point it out to others here:
    Why you shouldn't Do Business with Central Payment, Wells Fargo : Buymilsurp.com, Your source for military surplus.

    Many of us also heard the stories that PayPal is another business that is anti-gun and many people still use it but in many cases they have to pass it off as some other kind of transaction.

    I firmly believe in boycotting businesses if their values clash with mine (I dumped Geico after Buffet got involved in the Obama campaign). They have the right to their opinions, but I have the right to mine. When it comes to businesses I express that opinion with my shopping dollars.
     
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  2. Both Eyes Open

    Both Eyes Open Hood Canal Active Member

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    Wow! I must say that story is really Bubblegummed up!!! I don't do business with Wells Fargo for other reasons but I will officially add this to the list. Thanks for sharing. I agree that the best way to let a business know you don't like their policies is to boycott.
     
  3. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    It's called capitalism. Or to some people, discrimination.
     
  4. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    Yikes!
     
  5. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what your point is.
     
  6. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Lol. Capitalism, don't like the policy shop elsewhere. Discrimination, you've made a choice to go elsewhere, thus discriminating against the anti-gun business. We all discriminate every day. Milk or orange juice for b-fast?

    Just say'n.
     
  7. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Both :D

    Interesting article.
     
  8. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    I open carry in my Wells Fargo branch & I have had trouble with a couple of gun hater clients in my branch, the tellers at my Wells Fargo have always backed me up. Nonetheless, I pulled my IRA accounts from Wachovia's hands years ago, I have never trusted them.
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Hard to believe
     
  10. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    Never had a problem with Wells Fargo, here or when we lived outside of, and banked in Mout Vernon.
     
  11. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    That's only because you're not in the firearm industry.
    Try going in and asking for a small loan to start a firearm related business...

    This is remarkably similar to what happened with citibank/home depot.
    Citibank Continues to Deny Credit to Firearms Industry | NSSF Blog

    Seems someone on that page has had a problem with wells fargo as well:

    Being anti-firearm industry is just as bad as being anti-gun owner.
     
  12. 97321

    97321 Albany Active Member

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    I never like Wells Fargo. This is just one more reason.
     
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  13. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Many so called "anti gun" companies like evil bay or pay pal are not anti gun at all. They do what the lawyers tell them to do to avoid being sued into bankruptcy. There are hundreds of thousands of fire arm related items on evil bay and every one can be paid for with pay pal. Don't blame business for what our elected officials have allowed the court system to become.
     
  14. Chipperxd

    Chipperxd Buffalo Active Member

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    ^what he said. main reason why big companies don't allow carry is due to liability if something were to happen. I know people always think they are just out to get your 2nd amendment rights but they're not. They are just trying to cover their own *** incase of a law suit.
     
  15. 97321

    97321 Albany Active Member

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    That may be so. However, they still have a choice in how they conduct their business, just as I have a choice in how I choose the business I am willing to work with

    To echo Chipper's comments, every action or choice not to take action is (or can be) a calculation of risk and liability. If I choose to carry, I am evaluating my risks and potential liabilities for doing so. If I choose to leave it in the safe, I am evaluating different variables for my risks and liabilities. It's a conscious thought process for me ... every time.
     
  16. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure there isn't someone behind the scenes wanting to take the 2A rights away. Insurance companies or lawyers,but more than likely someone at higher levels doing it,pushing it.
    It's still the company's decision to be pro constitution or anti constitution.They can make changes within if they cared.
     
  17. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    There is afix to the anti-gun credit card agencies,
    Call First Data, I use them & they have never made
    a single anti-gun noise
     
  18. mat33

    mat33 Portland, OR Active Member

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    Keep in mind that Buffet/Berkshire also owns entirely or has significant ownership interest in:
    Wells Fargo
    Bank of America
    American Express
    Dairy Queen
    Coca Cola
    Kraft Foods
    Fruit of the Loom
    Ben Bridge Jewelers
    Helzberg Diamonds
    See's Candies
     
  19. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I've dumped See's Candy as well. I used to have a $20 per week "habit". LOL
     
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  20. Chipperxd

    Chipperxd Buffalo Active Member

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    You're right, there probably is someone pushing for it but because of what I mentioned and not because they are trying to take your rights away. Companies are there to make money, not worry about your 2nd amendment rights. If they feel that it is not cost effective to allow all customers to carry it's well within their rights to refuse you service.
     
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