Background on Recent Gun Control
Ever since the Newtown shooting, politicians and special interest groups have been on a rampage to ban guns through the government sector by passing laws, executive orders, and agency policy to make it harder for the American people to buy guns. They even used the power of the purse to buy so much ammo that there was none available for the American people.
Well, the gun grabbers failed their anti-gun attempt last year (in 2013) via the government. The NRA, Gun Owners of America, and National Association for Guns Rights were able to lobby Washington and stop gun control in its tracks. Some states attempted to pass tyrannical anti-gun laws, some did get through. But if the recent election is any indication, most of those states ousted governors and legislators, passed ballot initiatives, and decimated the gun grabbers at the state level.
Kroger Standing Firm
Mayor Bloomberg and others who want to ban guns started a private sector campaign to get stores to ban guns. Ikea, Starbucks, Target, and others have imposed gun bans. Target lifted their ban due to the backlash it received on social media. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense launched a campaign against Kroger who has been an outspoken advocate for the Right to Bear Arms back in August and September of 2014 calling for a boycott of Kroger and its subsidiary Harris Teeter.
Kroger stood firm and handily dealt with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense with a published statement.
Well now the sales report during the time of the anti-gun boycott of Kroger has been released via Supermarket News. Kroger received a 21% increase in profit during the third quarter compared to last year. That is an 11.2% increase in profit, with earnings being a total of $362 million.
Take Away and Call to Action
This goes to show that boycotts from anti-gunners don’t work and carry no weight. They couldn’t even get but 5-10 people to rallies during the Newtown debate whereas gun sales during that time were 21,093,273 (for 2013).
Stores that ban guns lose sales, stores that allow guns gain sales. We here at Deployment Essentials are calling on everyone to do their shopping at stores like Kroger, and stay away from stores like Starbucks. Find an alternative, there are many out there. This is a sure way to preserve our 2nd Amendment rights.
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