Boycotting things and businesses has traditionally been a tool of the Left — flood a TV show’s advertiser with calls, threatening to boycott the company’s products unless they stop supporting [Tucker Carlson], etc.
We on the conservative side have had a few ourselves — anyone remember the anger when gun writer
Dave Petzal Jim Zumbo (sorry, Dave) said that nobody needed an AR-15? or the boycott of Smith & Wesson when the hapless gunmaker made a deal with the Clinton junta? We will not even speak of Dick’s Sporting Goods, etc.
I myself have a list of businesses and brands that I will never consider, mostly because of their anti-gun positions:
- Levi Strauss
- California Pizza Kitchen
- Ben & Jerry
- Jack In The Box
- Domino’s, Pizza Hut and Walgreens (they fire employees who protect themselves with guns)
- Sara Lee
- Waffle House
- Whole Foods
There are some companies that I “semi-boycott”, e.g.:
- CitiBank: I have a Citi Visa because I get airline miles from using it — but I only use it to make firearms-related purchases. And if they stop accepting custom from the places which sell me those products, I’ll pay it off and cut it up. I sent their marketing department a letter to that effect a couple years back.
- Target: I buy two products (and only two) from Target, simply because it’s the only place in Plano that carries them.
- Waffle House: I used to go to Waffle House weekly. Now I only go there when I’m on the road, absolutely starving and there’s nowhere else to go. (Maybe twice in the past three years.)
Some of the companies are easy to boycott, because I dislike their products, period (e.g. Starbucks, whom I treat like a public toilet facility, but never buy anything from), or I prefer the alternative anyway (Swiss Army knives over Leatherman, etc.).
Also, while a number of companies have official “don’t bring your gun in here” policies, the local branches (especially in Texas) adopt a “you must be kidding” attitude instead. (Our local Kroger hadn’t even heard about Kroger’s policy when I asked the manager about it, and he just said, “Don’t worry about it. I’m not about to risk losing half my business because of Corporate.”)
Anyway, that’s my blacklist. Feel free to add your own, in Comments.