Tuesday, January 22, 2013

If You're a Libertarian or a Constitutional Conservative please shop at Gun Rights supporting Cabela's Sporting Goods

And you may wish to avoid the other Dick's who've gone soft on the 2nd Amendment

From the Editors at Libertarian Republican:

We urge our readers here at LR to shop and shop frequently from now on at Cabela's Sporting Goods, while avoiding those Sporting Goods chains that are cowing to pressure from gun control fanatics to pull so-called "Assault Rifles" from their shelves.

Cabela's recently posted this message on their Facebook page:
Due to recent changes made by Reed Exhibitions regarding the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, Cabela’s will no longer sponsor this year’s event. After careful consideration regarding Cabela’s business practices, and the feelings of our customers, Cabela’s will, unfortunately, not have a presence at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show.
The Show in question banned the sale of certain types of assault-style weaponry. Ironically, as Liberty News reports, "Sponsors for the gun show are dropping like flies.

Reed Exhibitions sided with political correctness at the expense of their customers, and they are paying for it."
Duane Lester of Liberty News writes, "Cabela’s Pulls Out of Gun Show, For All The Right Reasons":
Good on you, Cabela’s. You just made a customer for life.
We here at LR humbly agree. We're now Cabela's customers for life.

Honorable mention - Trijicon products also pulled their sponsorship. According to various sources, Dick's Sporting Goods has caved and pulled some "controversial" weaponry from their shelves.


Erich Domdero said...
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John Morris said...

As much as I respect that stance, the degree to which Cabellas business model relies on subsidies or special tax deals with often poor towns makes me less than a fan.

One huuge question. Why the hell are firms like Colt & Remington still based in NY and New England?
Isn't Texas or Oklahoma trying to grab these firms?

Things have really crossed the line and gun makers cannot base themselves and provide jobs and taxes to states that oppose basic constitutional rights.

John Morris said...

Personally, I see some possibility of forcing the hand of some manufacturers to take a stand.

Connecticut for example is a small state with a really bad unemployment rate. Colt, Ruger and likely other gun makers are based there. A concerted move out of the state would hurt pretty bad.

John Morris said...

One would think this would be a matter of basic corporate survival.

The odds of the country actully splitting into two or more parts in the next 20 years is pretty high. Companies have to plan which side of the border they want the bulk of their assets on.

Rita said...

I have to shop online. There's not one near me.

Libertarian Advocate said...

John Morris:

CT has several firearms manufacturers including: Colt, Mossberg, Sturm Ruger, PTR Industries, Marlin just off the top of my head. They - conservatively - contribute $1.2 Billion to CT's economy and provide +/- 2000 jobs. They are constantly being pitched by other states for relocation deals. If this state's legislators do too much more in the way of restrictions (we already have the 5th strictest laws in the country) I do think we'll see those businesses flee the state. That will translate into lost revenue and yet higher unemployment in the state and all of it will be owned by the liberal democrats.

John Morris said...

From google I saw that Colt did move some operations to Florida in 2011.

I would think this is a point of major leverage. CT is a small state.

NY state has some gun makers upstate too but the politics are totally controlled by the downstate NYC region. Connecticut seems right sized to make a statement.

Eric Dondero said...

Good points John. Yes, they should move.

Eric Dondero said...

Good points John. Yes, they should move.

John Morris said...

What has to be going on is that the gun makers are intimidated by the pro union labor dept and deeply fear loosing federal and state police contracts.

It's very important that they act together to make a statement. Obviously in this kind of economy it's pretty easy to do.

BTW, Are there major gunmakers based in places like Texas? It does seem like this is a legacy industry with lots of very old makers in New England.