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Staples thinks gun store is on a level with drug dealers and hate groups

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by BSG 75, May 30, 2013.

  1. BSG 75

    BSG 75 Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Staples Says Gun Store Can?t Enter Contest | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes
     
  2. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    If Staples follows their policy then AARP can't use their services either since the AARP lobbies for gun control.
     
  3. Diamondback

    Diamondback A cold, wet green Hell Well-Known Member

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    Office Depot usually has more helpful people for my needs anyway.
     
  4. bill97024

    bill97024 Oregon Member

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    I'll be sure to take my business elsewhere from now on.
    Click...that was easy.;)
     
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  5. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks for the heads up BSG75!!!
    Added to my long list (which is growing longer) of companies who will never see another penny from my family.
     
  6. DeanfromOregon

    DeanfromOregon Wilsonville Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

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    Where is the outrage? How is this any different from a baker refusing to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple?
     
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  7. bwchase

    bwchase Pacific City Active Member

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    I checked on line chat with Victoria from Staples and she confirmed that firearms are right up there with hate speech.

    Agent (Victoria): "I believe the rules on our current Facebook contest, do have exclusions. Any 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; prom"
    otes any particular political agenda or message; is obscene or offensive; or endorses any form of hate or hate group
    05/30/2013 05:23:42PM albert: "too bad that second amendment is considered a hate group.
     
  8. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    I just called Maple Creek Gunsmithing and spoke with one of the owners. He said that the phone has been ringing like crazy all day with positive calls. He said that The Blaze and Fox News have picked up on the story. So we'll have to see what happens with that. I hope they get a huge rise in business.

    He also said that they're not a small business, they're so small that they're a "micro" business. It's owned by two guys, both veterans. We spoke for a few minutes and I wished them well and let him know that they have support from others around the Country.
     
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  9. Crashdavis

    Crashdavis Clackamas Member

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    Unfortunate backfire for staples, the publicity and buzz they have created for this business is much greater than a bunch of flyers and business cards they would have received
     
  10. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    You are so silly. Its perfectly acceptable in enlightened society to impugn Christians and gunowners. When your President calls half the citizenry bitter clingers, do you expect different?


    Keith
     
  11. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    The example you use is flawed. The bakery refused on religious grounds.
    Staples has no such moral commitment.
     
  12. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    True, although I wish that we'd bought more from them before so that our not buying anything now would at least get noticed in a big way. Well, every little bit counts it's been said. Hope it adds up to something.
     
  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I'd sell them the ingredients to make the cake. ;)
     
  14. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I just used their "Contact Us" form on their website to tell them why I, and my family nor business would ever shop in their stores again. Included the name of the gunshop too so they knew exactly what they had done. Also reminded them that the gunshop was Constitutionally protected, Federally and State licensed.


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  15. Hardwood floor guy

    Hardwood floor guy Beaverton Active Member

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    Thanks for the heads up BSG75!!!
    Added to my long list (which is growing longer) of companies who will never see another penny from my family.




    I would love to see such a list. I hate the idea of accidently giving my money to anti American liberal companies.
    someone should keep an ongoing post of anti American/2nd amendment companies.
    make it the thread that never dies like "what did you do to prep today?"
     
  16. Taurus 617 CCW

    Taurus 617 CCW Northern Idaho Member

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    I guess we should change the name to the "Staples Shove It Up Yours" contest.
     
  17. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    Another store that invites OC. :)
     
  18. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well, here's the answer I got back from Staples:
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  19. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    I emailed them this morning and told them that their actions with regards to Maple Creek were despicable and thet they had no respect for the Constitution.

    This is the reply I got a little while ago:

    "Hi XXXXXX, thank you for your feedback.

    We heard you! At Staples, we value all of our customers and appreciate your feedback. We now realize
    the rules of our Push It Forward contest were too restrictive and kept out legitimate businesses.
    Unfortunately, we can?t change the rules once the contest is underway. But we will revise our rules
    to make sure future contests are more inclusive and reflect our commitment to helping all small
    businesses.

    Thank you for your feedback. I hope you will continue to look to Staples with confidence and
    satisfaction for all of your office supply needs.

    If you would like to contact one of our representatives, please reply to this email or call us at
    the number listed below.

    Samantha
    Customer Service Representative"
     
  20. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    I couldn't care less.
     
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