In a nefarious public-private partnership, the anti-freedom leftist movement has been using their political capital to pressure major corporations who fear PR nightmares to endorse their gun control agenda. The left has been working on this plan for decades, but modern social media technologies have drastically increased the speed at which businesses could lose money due to public catastrophes. Condemnation by the leftist mob, which conveniently controls nearly all of education, media, and social media can pin a scarlet letter on any entity that does not submit to mob rule.
On Thursday afternoon, CVS Pharmacy said in a Tweet that they request that customers no longer carry firearms into their nearly 10,000 stores unless they work for organized crime (also known as the government). It is unclear as of yet whether this new policy change is a polite request or a legal warning that carrying a firearm in the store will lead to charges. It’s also unclear how CVS plans to inform its non-Twitter customers about their new anti-gun policy. Considering that I often shop at CVS and that I always carry, I’ll be finding a new pharmacy to patronize. This policy change comes just days after Walmart prohibited open-carrying of firearms in all of their 4,000 US stores and decided to stop selling handgun ammunition. Dick’s Sporting Goods has been a gun-free zone for a while, and they have proudly announced that they will ‘no longer sell assault rifles’.
A commenter on the Tweet raised a good point: Why are ‘law enforcement officers’ exempt from the gun ban when they are statistically much more likely to commit murder and other violent crimes than we so called ‘terrorists’?
As we have been warning for years, at the core of the freedom issue is the culture war. The left has been gaining influence in the most important institutions for decades, while the right has been working their jobs and raising their families. Over the past few years and especially the past few days, the radical progressive left is seeing their long-term investment pay dividends. We have spent a lot of time discussing the multi-pronged approach the left uses to push their anti-gun and overall more anti-freedom efforts. One of these methods involves using media and leftist mobs of protestors both online and in-person to coerce the largest businesses (which know they have the most to lose in the PR battle) into adopting anti-gun policies such as becoming gun-free zones, stopping sales of ammunition, or supporting gun control legislation. Clearly, the leftist mob’s pressure got to CVS. We could only imagine how much pressure the progressives have been putting on their leadership and for how long.
Democrats in Congress held an immature protest in 2016 to demand that guns be removed from citizens and given only to cops, soldiers, and themselves. Progressive leaders figure that once free citizens can’t legally carry in half of the places that they visit throughout the day, they’ll stop carrying pistols altogether. Once they derail the incredible momentum of the concealed-carry culture which has been growing throughout the US, they have won a major battle in the war against civilian ownership of firearms.
A major leftist progressive anti-freedom publication, ThinkProgress.com published an article in 2018 about the businesses that have a deal with the NRA which involves giving discounts to their 5 million members. A graphic in the article seems to show 32 such businesses, with a red line crossing out all but 8 of them, indicating that their leftist mob has coerced 24 businesses to cut ties with the NRA due to public pressure. We are in a very real culture war, and the pro-freedom right is being beaten badly, largely due to their poor strategy to fight the battle on thousands of fronts. Due to the right not having widespread influence that the left enjoys in the form of Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, and the like, pro-freedom individuals must concede all of California, all of New Jersey, downstate New York, all of Connecticut and Massachusetts, and the other progressive strongholds and focus only on saving a few super-free states or areas such as Wyoming, New Hampshire, and parts of Texas, Missouri, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Florida, Idaho, and a few other areas.
Those who support property rights, the right to self-defense, and freedom in general must make their voices heard, as well. We can vote with our dollars by totally boycotting CVS, Walmart, Dick’s, and any other company that has opposed freedom and condemned our lifestyle. If these companies lose enough money, they may change their ways, or even go out of business, making way for a pro-freedom business to take their place.
The long-term strategy MUST involve a total separation from the radical anti-freedom left, politically, culturally, and even geographically. Until we understand this and until we implement this strategy, we will continue to be beaten into submission. We tried to be ‘civil’ and co-exist with Democrats. Radical, dangerous, anti-freedom individuals have proven repeatedly that they are hellbent on destroying us, and that they will support the use of organized criminals (AKA government enforcers with guns) to take our money, guns, freedom, and to impose their will on us. We cannot live among people who want our freedom gone, our lifestyle destroyed, and who often call for us to be killed simply for our beliefs. We must live in our own Republic among people with which we can at least co-exist peacefully.
Among the businesses which have publicly supported anti-gun policies and or legislation are:
Brian Chesky, Co-Founder, Head of Community and CEO , Airbnb
Keith Mestrich, President and CEO , Amalgamated Bank
John Connaughton and Jonathan Lavine, Co-Managing Partners, and Josh Bekenstein and
Steve Pagliuca, Co -Chairmen, Bain Capital
Ethan Brown, Co-Founder and CEO , Beyond Meat
Peter T. Grauer, Chairman , Bloomberg LP
Ric Clark , Chairman, Brookfield Property Group
Fritz Lanman, CEO , ClassPass
Roger Lynch, CEO , CondÃ©Nast
Ken Lin, Founder and CEO , Credit Karma
Edward Stack , CEO, DICK ‘S SportingGoods
Tony Xu, Co -Founder and CEO , DoorDash
Doug Baker, Chairman and CEO , Ecolab
Richard Edelman, President and CEO, Edelman
Julia Hartz, Co-Founder and CEO , Eventbrite
Art Peck, CEO ,Gap Inc.
Eddy Lu, CEO GoatGroup
Ben Lerer, Co -Founder and CEO, Group NineMedia
Yannick BollorÃ©, CEO, Havas Group
Bill Koenigsberg, President, CEO and Founder, HorizonMedia
Patrick O . Brown,MD, PhD, Founder and CEO , Impossible Foods
Michael Roth, Chairman and CEO , Interpublic
Rob Frohwein, Co-Founder and CEO , and Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder and President,
Kabbage Inc. and Drum Technologies
Chip Bergh, President and CEO , LeviStrauss & Co.
Logan Green, Co-Founder and CEO, and John Zimmer, Co -Founder and President, Lyft
Dev Ittycheria, Presidentand CEO , MongoDB, Inc.
Howard Marks, Co-Chairman, Oaktree CapitalManagement
Todd McKinnon, Co -Founder and CEO, Okta
John Wren , Chairman and CEO , Omnicom Group
Ben Silbermann, Co- Founder and CEO, Pinterest
Bastian Lehmann, Co-Founder & CEO , Postmates
Hamid R . Moghadam , Chairman and CEO , Prologis
Arthur Sadoun, Chairman and CEO , Publicis Groupe
Steve Huffman, CEO, Reddit
Richard Fain , CEO , RoyalCaribbean Cruises Ltd.
ScottRechler, Chairman and CEO , RXR Realty
Jon Oringer, Founder and CEO , Shutterstock , .
Jack Dorsey, CEO, Square and Twitter
Anthony Casalena, Founder and CEO, Squarespace
Zander Lurie, CEO, SurveyMonkey
AriannaHuffington, Founder and CEO , Thrive Global
Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, and Jim Alling, CEO , TOMS
Jeff Lawson, Co-Founderand CEO Twilio
DaraKhosrowshahi, CEO , Uber
Mark Read CEO, WPP
JeremyStoppelman, Co-Founder and CEO, Yelp
Organizations with fewer than 500 employees:
Kevin P . Ryan , Founder and CEO , AlleyCorp
Travis Truett, Co-Founder and CEO , Ambition
John W . Rogers, Jr., Founder , Chairman and Co -CEO , and Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO &
President, Ariel Investments , LLC
Mike Steib , CEO , Artsy
Sean Knapp, Co-Founder and CEO , Ascend
Andrei Cherny , Co -Founder and CEO , Aspiration
Abdur Chowdhury , CEO , Aura
Fahim M . Aziz , Founder and CEO , Backpack
Abrams, Chairman and Co-CEO, and Katie McGrath , Co-CEO Bad Robot
Ari Paparo , CEO , BeeswaxIO Corporation
Ryan Block , Co -Founder, Begin
John Borthwick , Founder and CEO , Betaworks
Raphael Crawford -Marks, Co -Founder and CEO , Bonusly
Darren Lachtman , Co-Founder , Brat
Trevor McFedries , CEO , Brud
Sameer Shariff, Co -Founder , Cambly
Analisa Goodin , Founder and CEO, Catch & Release , Inc.
Andrew Feldman , Founder and CEO , Cerebras Systems
George Favvas, CEO , Circle Medical
Alex MacCaw , CEO , Clearbit
Tyler Bosmeny , CEO , Clever
MattMartin , Co-Founder and CEO , Clockwise
Othman Laraki, Co -Founder and CEO Color Genomics
Jager McConnell, CEO , Crunchbase , Inc.
Apu Gupta , Co-Founder and CEO , Curalate , Inc .
David Oates , Co-Founder and CEO, Curtsy
Brian Ree , Founder and CEO , DAILYLOOK
Saurabh Ladha, CEO , Doxel, Inc.
Andy Coravos , Co -Founder and CEO , Elektra Labs
Laurene Powell Jobs, President, Emerson Collective
Pradeep Elankumaran , Co-Founder & CEO Farmstead
Desiree Gruber , CEO , Full Picture
Jared Hecht, Founder and CEO , Fundera
JudeGomila , Founder and CEO , Golden
Rick Nucci, Co-Founder and CEO , Guru
Kara Goldin , Founder and CEO , Hint, Inc.
Jeff Sellinger, Co -Founder and CEO , HipDot
Prerna Gupta , CEO , Hooked
Cyrus Massoumi,Managing Partner, humbition
Kristin Savilia , CEO , JOOR
Pierre Valade , CEO , Jumbo Privacy
William Martino, Founder and CEO , Kadena
Jake Perlman -Garr, CEO , Kanga
Warren Shaeffer, Co-Founder and CEO , Knowable
Jack Altman , CEO Lattice
Aaron N . Block , Co-Founder and Managing Director,MetaProp .
Afton Vechery , Co-Founder and CEO ,Modern Fertility
Dan Parham , Founder and CEO , and Tee Parham , Founder and CTO Neighborland
Shafqat Islam , CEO , NewsCred
Sarah Friar, CEO , Nextdoor
Athan Stephanopoulos , President, NowThis
Varsha Rao, CEO , Nurx
William E . Oberndorf, Chairman , Oberndorf Enterprises
Steven Rosenblatt , Co-Founder andGeneral Partner, Oceans
Nick Huzar, Co-Founder and CEO , OfferUp
James Segil , Co -Founder and President, Openpath
Jordan Husney , CEO , Parabol
Doug Aley, CEO , Paravision
John Milinovich , CEO , Plato Design
Rajat Suri, CEO , Presto
Christopher Gavigan , Founder and CEO , Prima
Adam Regelmann , Founder and COO , Quartzy
Nate Maslak , Co-Founder and CEO , andNate Fox, Co-Founder and CTO , Ribbon Health
Zachariah Reitano, Co-Founder and CEO , Ro
Gary Beasley , Co-Founder and CEO , Roofstock
Stephen Ehikian , Co -Founder and CEO , Ruist
Brian Schechter, CEO , SelfMade
Olga Vidisheva , Founder and CEO , Shoptiques Inc.
Dan Doctoroff , CEO , Sidewalk Labs
Jason Tan, CEO , Sift
Matt Cooper , CEO , Skillshare
Grant Jordan , CEO , SkySafe
Josh Guttman , CEO and Florent Peyre, President , Small Door
Michael Carvin , Co Founder and CEO SmartAsset
Aaron King, Founder and CEO , Snapdocs , Inc.
Neil Capel, CEO , Solve. io
Ben Hindman , Co-Founder and CEO , Splash
Evan Beard , Founder and CEO Standard Bots
Stanlee R . Gatti, Founder, Stanlee R . Gatti Designs
Bradford Oberwager, CEO , Sundia Corporation
Ross Feinstein , CEO , Sunlight Health
Paul Budnitz , CEO , Superplastic
Ron Conway , Founder , SV Angel
Heidi Zak, Co-Founder and Co-CEO , and David Spector, Co-Founder and Co- CEO ThirdLove
Yashar Nejati, CEO , thisopenspace inc .
Joshua Kushner , Founder and Managing Partner, Thrive Capital
Chris Wang, CEO , ThunderCore Inc.
Corbett Kull, CEO , Tillable
Meghan Jewitt, CEO , Uniform Teeth
Nicholas Goldner , Co- Founder and CEO , and Christopher Bulow , Co-Founder and COO
Ken Chong, CEO Virtual Kitchen Co
Irv Remedios, CEO , Voxer
Oliver Cameron , Co-Founder and CEO Voyage
Chase Adam , Co-Founder and CEO , and Grace Garey , Co-Founder and COO , Watsi
Liz Wessel , Co-Founder and CEO , WayUp
NeilWaller, CEO , Whalar
Bismarck Lepe, CEO , Wizeline
Dennis R . Mortensen , Founder and CEO , x .ai, inc.
Geoff Ralston, President, Y Combinator
Shan -Lyn Ma, Co -Founder and CEO Zola
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Delta Air Lines
Dollar Rent A Car
National Car Rental
Thrifty Car Rental
Allied Van Lines
First National Bank of Omaha
North American Van Lines
Starkey Hearing Technologies
The Mountain Equipment Co-op
And many more anti-gun businesses could be found by visiting 2Acheck.com.