Skip to comments.NRA Launches National Boycott Against ConocoPhillips
Posted on 08/01/2005 6:42:34 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan
NRA Launches National Boycott Against ConocoPhillips
Monday, August 01, 2005
LaPierre says NRA will spare no effort or expense to defend firearm freedom of employees of anti-gun corporations --
NRA billboard campaign unveiled:
ConocoPhillips is No Friend of the Second Amendment
(IDABEL, OK) Vowing to spare no effort or expense, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre launched an aggressive billboard advertising and national boycott campaign against energy giant ConocoPhillips, in response to the corporations anti-gun policy and actions.
Across the country, were going to make ConocoPhillips the example of what happens when a corporation takes away your Second Amendment rights, LaPierre said at a rally of hundreds of supporters. If you are a corporation thats anti-gun, anti-gun owner, or anti-Second Amendment, we will spare no effort or expense to work against you, to protect the rights of your law-abiding employees. Their rights are worth more than your money!
LaPierre spoke at a rally to support Idabel employees fired by Weyerhaeuser because they kept legally owned firearms safely stored in their locked vehicles in a public access company parking lot. Since the firings, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill to prevent such terminations, but ConocoPhillips filed a federal lawsuit to block the protective measure.
ConocoPhillips went to federal court to attack your freedom, LaPierre said. Now freedom is going to fire back! At the rally, LaPierre unveiled a new billboard advertising campaign to target Conoco and Phillips 66 gas stations. The billboard reads, ConocoPhillips is No Friend of the Second Amendment.
LaPierre called on all gun owners and consumers to boycott all Conoco and Phillips 66 products, and asked Conoco and Phillips 66 retailers to urge their corporate brass to get on the right side of freedom and withdraw from the federal lawsuit.
Most of all, LaPierre called on every state legislator in America to stand with NRA and protect the freedoms of law-abiding employees. You cant say you support Second Amendment freedoms, then turn around and support anti-Second Amendment companies, LaPierre said in a message to state lawmakers. Until ConocoPhillips supports the freedom of law-abiding Americans, we urge Congress and the state legislatures to turn a cold shoulder toward this corporation.
On behalf of the fired Idabel workers, LaPierre reported that the NRA Civil Defense Fund is fighting in court to get those jobs back. Idabel, Oklahoma is a new Concord Bridge, LaPierre said. Our forefathers didnt run from the redcoats in 1775 and were not going to run from the corporations in 2005.
Jet Brand in Europe
Phillips 66 gas stations
76 gas stations
Kendall motor oil
No problem for me to boycott anyway. I usually use Quaker State - and 66 gas stations are usually more expensive anyway.
I have not seen a philips 66 in years.
In Kalifornia...that's the orange ball...UNION-76
Here in So Cal these are known as "Union Oil" or "Union 76".
Too bad, but we can't be tolerating this anti-Second Amendment crap. Stick it to them, but good.
Thanks for posting that. No orange-ball gas for me.
Ah, finally a boycott that I can join. (Usually I am already boycotting whatever company is deserving a boycott). I go to a ConocoPhillips station every morning. They have the nicest, biggest stations, and the best coffee too. However, I don't mind going to 7-11, and starting now I will.
I haven't seen on in Michigan since the one in my county was bought out by Clark.
I think you can post that information here too...
Chop up your ConocoPhillips credit cards and send them to corporate hq. They'll get the picture.
Dan did you ping the Bang list?
Banglist is now a "keyword" and not a ping list.
LaPierre spoke at a rally to support Idabel employees fired by Weyerhaeuser.
Seems like Weyerhaeuser should be on the boycott as well. They just developed the 15,000 acres next door to me, and are very unfriendly to the 2nd Amendment.
will go out of my way to avoid this company like the plague.
How many Free Republic members have purchased a Toyota in recent years? Probably thousands. Remember the boycott against Toyota after they caved-in to Jesse Jackass? Boycotts can be powerful, but only if there is a sustained boycott, accompanied by regular updates and reminders.
How many people have visited their local CBS affilitate in the last eight months to show their outrage over Dan RATher's attempt to Bork Bush with that phoney Air National Guard hit-piece?
ZERO! Why? Oh, that is "old news".
The reason why boycotts never are as successful as they could be is because we all just stop beating the drums after a while and we all forget about our boycotts.
How many Free Republic members have visited a McDonalds in the last year and corrected them when they called their fries "French Fries" instead of Freedom Fries? Probably just a handful, if that. Probably none.
Mass demonstrations are the most powerful tool we have. Boycotts SHOULD be the most powerful of all these mass demonstrations because they hit the companies at the Profit and Loss statement. If we ever started a regular update on boycott campaigns, that could give our enemies the biggest defeat they ever had.
Posting comments at FR only marginally helps to reclaim our nation. Sustaining boycotts and helping the boycott to spread and widen help us in our fight in a major way--if we just did it.
..as long as we don't have to boycott Shania Twain. LOL!