Last year, we asked the question, “Should Major Corporations Be Influencing Gun Control?” The problem here is when major, private companies have centralized control. In a free market, corporations should be able to do what they want. If you don’t like it, you support a competitor. But that’s not the system we have in the U.S. Instead, it’s a system where cronyism has allowed a few large corporations to have massive control, and there are huge hurdles to anyone trying to create an alternative. With that in mind, Here’s a list of 25 corporations who are attacking your right to keep and bear arms.
Gunpowder Magazine provides this list:
Amazon Web Services
Amazon restricted user access to codeisfreespeech.com,, where users could access blueprints for making guns with a 3D printer.
Avis and Budget Car Rentals
Avis and Budget ended its participation in the NRA rewards program in March 2018.
Bank of America
Bank of America said in April it would stop financing manufacturers that make military-inspired firearms for civilians, such as AR-15s.
Buffalo Wild Wings
“In 2009, [Buffalo Wild Wings] announced a blanket no-gun policy at all of its locations,” ConservativeReview.com reports.
Citi Bank told its retail business partners to prohibit the sale of firearms to customers younger than 21 and to those who have not passed a background check.
In 2014, Chipotle asked that customers not bring guns into its restaurants because “the display of firearms in our restaurants has now created an environment that is potentially intimidating or uncomfortable for many of our customers.”
Craiglist’s user policy prohibits weapons; firearms/guns and components; BB/pellet, stun, and spear guns; etc., ammunition, clips, cartridges, reloading materials, gunpowder, fireworks, and explosives.
Delta tweeted in February 2018 that it was ending the NRA’s contract for discounted rates and “requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website.”
Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream
The chain store enacted a new policy in 2018 that halted the sale of so-called “assault-style weapons” in their Field & Stream stores. The company announced it would destroy all the weapons pulled from its shelves. Dick’s CEO has since announced sales are down, and they may have to close the Field & Stream line of stores.
Enterprise Holdings (Alamo, Enterprise, and National)
Enterprise ended its discount program with the NRA amid the #BoycottNRA movement of 2018.
Facebook prohibits ads that “promote the sale or use of weapons, ammunition, or explosives. This includes ads for weapon modification accessories.”
FedEx ended the discount it offered NRA members shipping firearms after Gays Against Guns staged protests.
Hertz ended its discount program with the NRA amid pressure from gun control groups.
Instagram’s user policy says it prohibits buying or selling firearms.
Kroger owns Fred Meyer stores, which no longer sell firearms to people under the age of 21.
Levi Strauss’s CEO announced in 2018 the iconic American denim company will be donating $1 million to Michael Bloomberg and gun control groups.
L.L. Bean no longer sells guns or ammo to people under the age of 21.
Reddit updated its policies to forbid “[soliciting] or [facilitating]” transactions involving firearms, including “gun sales, drug sales, prostitution, stolen goods, personal information, and counterfeit official documents.”
“The Seattle-based outdoor retailer said March 1  that it was halting future orders of some popular brands — including CamelBak water carriers, Giro helmets and Camp Chef stoves — whose parent company, Vista Outdoor, also makes assault-style rifles,” The Los Angeles Times reported.
Shopify changed its user policy to prohibit the sale of certain firearms and accessories. Retailers who use the platform say this move will likely cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Starbucks published an open letter in 2013 from its CEO asking patrons not to bring firearms into Starbucks stores or seating areas.
Target issued a statement in 2014 saying, “Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create. Starting today we will also respectfully request that guests not bring firearms to Target – even in communities where it is permitted by law.”
Toms announced it will use $5 million to advance universal background checks.
Twitter’s user policy says it “prohibits the promotion of weapons and weapon accessories globally.”
United has ended its partnership with the NRA.
Walmart raised the age for purchase of firearms and ammunition from 18 to 21 years old and removed “online items resembling assault-style rifles.”
Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham ended its affiliation with the NRA amidst pressure from the gun control lobby.
YouTube curtailed content intending to sell firearms or provide instructions on firearm manufacturing.
Many of the corporations listed above are actively working to change the social perception about the right to keep and bear arms. In other words, they are using their corporate status to propagandize the people against the law, the US Constitution. Perhaps it’s time to rethink just granting corporate status indefinitely and start reining that status in every few years to keep them from having so much power.
Additionally, in the past, we have also listed a plethora of big banks that are also targeting guns, gun dealers and gun owners.
Finally, following the Parkland incident in 2018, a number of businesses cut off their relationship with Second Amendment advocates at the National Rifle Association. These included:
Life Line Screening – link to email form
Starkey Hearing Technologies – link to email form, access under “Contact”
ManageUrID – no online form found for email
Life Insurance Central — link to email form
1-800-789-3112, ext. 6124
Medical Concierge Network – link to email form, still offering discounts to NRA members
eHealth – no link for email, press inquiries can be made here
Lockton – link to email form, various offices
1-816-960-9000 – Kansas City office
Hotel Planner – link to contact form, use “General” in list on right side
Vinesse Wines – link to snail mail address and phone number; Still showing preference to NRA
FedEx – link to email form; Still showing alliance with NRA
First National Bank of Omaha – link to email form; number to request specific bank
Enterprise Rent A Car – link to email form
1-855-266-9565, customer service
Alamo Rent A Care – link to email form
National Rent A Car – link to email form “customer service and support”
Symantec (Norton Security Products) – link to form, go through selections
Life Lock Identity Protection – link to customer service page
MetLife – link to contact info; click “contact us” in upper right hand corner of page
Chubb (carry guard insurance for gun owners) – link to contact page
No phone found
SimpliSafe (home security system) – link to email form
TelaDoc (online doctor service) – link to corporate address page
Hertz Rent A Car – link to customer support page featuring Live Chat
Allied Van Lines – link to “contact us” page; scroll halfway down for email
1-800-470-2851, option 3
North American Van Lines – link to “contact us” page with email
Avis Rent A Car – link to “comments and feedback” page; choose “other” in dropdown box
Budget Rent A Car – link to snail mail address and phone number
Wild Apricot (web hosting) – link to snail mail address
TrueCar (automotive information and car discount) – link to email form
Article posted with permission from Guns In The News
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