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NRA Launches National Boycott Against ConocoPhillips
NRA ^ | 8-1-05 | Wayne LaPierre

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 corporation’s anti-gun policy and actions.

“Across the country, we’re 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 that’s 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 can’t 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 didn’t run from the redcoats in 1775 and we’re not going to run from the corporations in 2005.”


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; 66; 76; bang; banglist; boycott; conoco; conocophillips; jet; kendall; phillips
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BRANDS TO BOYCOTT

Conoco

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.

1 posted on 08/01/2005 6:42:37 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan
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To: Dan from Michigan

I have not seen a philips 66 in years.


2 posted on 08/01/2005 6:46:30 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: longtermmemmory

In Kalifornia...that's the orange ball...UNION-76


3 posted on 08/01/2005 6:47:48 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: Dan from Michigan
"76 gas stations"

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.

4 posted on 08/01/2005 6:50:25 PM PDT by Czar (StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Thanks for posting that. No orange-ball gas for me.


5 posted on 08/01/2005 6:52:28 PM PDT by Kevin OMalley (No, not Freeper#95235, Freeper #1165: Charter member, What Was My Login Club.)
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To: Dan from Michigan

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.


6 posted on 08/01/2005 6:52:30 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: Czar
That's right Union 76.

I haven't seen on in Michigan since the one in my county was bought out by Clark.

7 posted on 08/01/2005 6:52:39 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan (Member - NRA, SAF, MGO, SAFR)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Ping!

8 posted on 08/01/2005 6:54:22 PM PDT by FraudFactor.com (Support redistricting reform to end gerrymandering and achieve more honest and responsive government)
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To: Joe Brower

2A PING


9 posted on 08/01/2005 6:54:25 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan (Member - NRA, SAF, MGO, SAFR)
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To: Dan from Michigan

I think you can post that information here too...


http://www.gasbuddy.com/


10 posted on 08/01/2005 7:00:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Dan from Michigan

Chop up your ConocoPhillips credit cards and send them to corporate hq. They'll get the picture.


11 posted on 08/01/2005 7:03:18 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Dan from Michigan

Dan did you ping the Bang list?


12 posted on 08/01/2005 7:07:51 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache ("Scientology is dangerous stuff,it's like forming a religion based around Johnny Quest and Haji.")
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To: My Favorite Headache

Banglist is now a "keyword" and not a ping list.


13 posted on 08/01/2005 7:09:49 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan (Member - NRA, SAF, MGO, SAFR)
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To: Dan from Michigan

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.


14 posted on 08/01/2005 7:17:40 PM PDT by datura (Molon Labe)
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To: Dan from Michigan

will go out of my way to avoid this company like the plague.


15 posted on 08/01/2005 7:18:12 PM PDT by Texas_Conservative2
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To: kittymyrib
Chop up your ConocoPhillips credit cards and send them to corporate hq. They'll get the picture.

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.

16 posted on 08/01/2005 7:18:20 PM PDT by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (Bush's #1 priority Africa. #2 priority appease Fox and Mexico . . . USA priority #64.)
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To: Dan from Michigan
I just got a renewed credit card that's good at Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 stations. It was renewed on July 8 of 05. Looks like I'm going to have to take it outside and blow a hole in it so I can send it back to them. LOL I think they will get the message. :o)
17 posted on 08/01/2005 7:19:39 PM PDT by NRA2BFree
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To: Dan from Michigan

..as long as we don't have to boycott Shania Twain. LOL!


18 posted on 08/01/2005 7:23:29 PM PDT by buckeyesrule (God bless Condi Rice!)
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To: NRA2BFree
I found a use awhile back for the AOL advertisement CD's that come in the mail.....

PULL!!!

19 posted on 08/01/2005 7:25:37 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan (Member - NRA, SAF, MGO, SAFR)
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To: Dan from Michigan

NRA bttt


20 posted on 08/01/2005 7:29:40 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Dan from Michigan

76 Gas stations. Guess I won't be getting any gas or anything else at Circle K. A gunowner boycott is going to really sting...ConocoPhillips had better reconsider.


21 posted on 08/01/2005 7:36:03 PM PDT by Mogollon
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To: facedown

another NRA bttt


22 posted on 08/01/2005 7:42:56 PM PDT by patriciaruth (They are all Mike Spanns)
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To: buckeyesrule
..as long as we don't have to boycott Shania Twain. LOL!

Wish she had a bang list .....

23 posted on 08/01/2005 10:20:32 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Dan from Michigan; Shooter 2.5; PoorMuttly; Jeff Head; joanie-f; Tijeras_Slim; razorback-bert; ...

KaPing !


24 posted on 08/01/2005 10:22:50 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Rodney King

Just remember you may be boycotting someone out of a job.


25 posted on 08/01/2005 10:23:21 PM PDT by swmobuffalo (the only good terrorist is a dead one)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Can I use Mobil 1 and Sheetz in PA without problem? I think so, but I'm not sure.

Anyone?


26 posted on 08/01/2005 10:24:42 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Petronski

I don't believe they are owned by ConocoPhillips.


27 posted on 08/01/2005 10:26:04 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan (Member - NRA, SAF, MGO, SAFR)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Yay!



But Kendall oil is sold to many indies here in PA and so I'm concerned nonetheless.


28 posted on 08/01/2005 10:27:11 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Yay!



But Kendall oil is sold to many indies here in PA and so I'm concerned nonetheless.


29 posted on 08/01/2005 10:27:26 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Dan from Michigan

(hic)


30 posted on 08/01/2005 10:28:12 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: patriciaruth

In Oregon, "76' gives out a cheesy 'tank bank' card for free. Stop by and get one, then mail it to their HQ with appropriate comments. The Second Amendment insures all the rest!!!


31 posted on 08/01/2005 10:32:10 PM PDT by investigateworld ( God bless Poland for giving the world JP II & a Protestant bump for his Sainthood!)
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To: swmobuffalo
Just remember you may be boycotting someone out of a job.

Sicne we'll be taking our money elsewhere, we'll be boycotting someone else 'into a job'.

So, what's your point? You work for 'em or something?

32 posted on 08/01/2005 10:41:08 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Freedom and Islam are utterly incompatible...)
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To: Dan from Michigan

This boycott will be exponentially more effective if folks not only besiege the corporate offices with their displeasure, but at every opportunity stop off at the local stations owned by them and pass along the reasons we're not doing business there to the local management.

Get 'em from the top down, AND the bottom up...


33 posted on 08/01/2005 10:43:55 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Freedom and Islam are utterly incompatible...)
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To: swmobuffalo

Yeah yer right....lets not make a stand for our rights because someone may lose their job.......< / SARCASM>


34 posted on 08/01/2005 10:47:56 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Squantos

Does anyone have a listing of products from Conoco and/or Phillips? We do not have their stations locally, but that does not mean they do not sell their products here.


35 posted on 08/02/2005 2:57:14 AM PDT by SLB ("We must lay before Him what is in us, not what ought to be in us." C. S. Lewis)
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To: Mogollon
Guess I won't be getting any gas or anything else at Circle K

They own Circle K also?

36 posted on 08/02/2005 3:12:52 AM PDT by SeeRushToldU_So (It is hotter than two rats screwing in a wool sock in GA.)
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37 posted on 08/02/2005 4:40:44 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism. *NRA*)
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To: Dan from Michigan

I'm all for boycotting any company who tries to step in where it's none of their business...

But I guess I'm dumb, what exactly did they try to do? Maybe it's too early for me but I don't see any details on what it was they went to court to do.


38 posted on 08/02/2005 4:56:48 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (3-7-77 (No that's not a Date))
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To: Dan from Michigan
Those CDs do make better shotgun targets than rifle targets.
(The hole in the middle is to large unless they're out at 300 yards+.)
39 posted on 08/02/2005 5:04:15 AM PDT by ASA Vet (The WOT should have ended 9-12-01.)
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To: Dan from Michigan

There's a Conoco just down the street from where I live, right on my way to work. It's where I typically pick up something to drink and fill up the tank on the way to work.

I'll be stopping in just one more time to let them know why I won't be back in the forseeable future.

It's unfortunate that what the corporation does is going to hurt local business owners.

Mark


40 posted on 08/02/2005 5:06:15 AM PDT by MarkL (It was a shocking cock-up. The mice were furious!)
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To: Squantos
..as long as we don't have to boycott Shania Twain. LOL!

Wish she had a bang list .....

She does, but it appears that the only one on it is her hubby, Mutt!

Mark

41 posted on 08/02/2005 5:08:59 AM PDT by MarkL (It was a shocking cock-up. The mice were furious!)
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To: investigateworld
In Oregon, "76' gives out a cheesy 'tank bank' card for free. Stop by and get one, then mail it to their HQ with appropriate comments. The Second Amendment insures all the rest!!!

That was one of the reasons that I was going in, although they dropped the amounts back they gave you recently...

Those "cheesy 'tank bank' cards" were great. For those of you who don't know what they are, they're cards that you would hand the clerk every time you purchased something on the list. For instance, a bottle of Snapple got me 5 cents, 2 1 liter bottle of water were on sale for $2 and you also got 5 cents again. Certain candy bars, pain relievers, and other items on the lists also got you "cents" off.

The key here though, is those cents off were CENTS OFF PER GALLON. For instance, I would stop off every monrning for 2 Snapples and 2 bottles of water. That worked out to .75 off of the price of every gallon of gas when I filled up. So when gas was $1.90 a gallon, I was paying $1.15 for 12 gallons, all because of that card and from buying stuff I was going to get anyway.

It was a pretty good deal at the time.

Mark

42 posted on 08/02/2005 5:17:11 AM PDT by MarkL (It was a shocking cock-up. The mice were furious!)
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To: Leatherneck_MT
From the above article...

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.

43 posted on 08/02/2005 5:23:21 AM PDT by SuperSonic (Proud to be an American!)
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To: Petronski

"Can I use Mobil 1 and Sheetz in PA without problem? I think so, but I'm not sure. "

From Sheetzs' web site.


Sheetz, Inc. is not in the business of buying or refining crude oil from any country. Furthermore, we do not import gasoline but instead buy it on a domestic basis (already imported). Therefore, we do not know or control where the crude oil or gasoline comes from. We buy gasoline (a product made from crude oil), for example, indirectly via the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex). We are then supplied with the actual gasoline product by three main U.S. refineries -- Sunoco, ConocoPhillips, and El Paso -- who are in the business of purchasing and refining crude oil.


44 posted on 08/02/2005 5:26:33 AM PDT by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: Dan from Michigan
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.

Just damn. When I did pulp wood logging, my boss handed me an 870 short barrelled shotgun & a big box of shells. It fit very nicely into the custom shotgun rack in the skidder.

45 posted on 08/02/2005 5:35:03 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (This ain't your granddaddy's America)
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To: Squantos

Sad news on Chapita


My brother passed on to be with the Lord at 11:00 on Monday night. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Kathy


46 posted on 08/02/2005 6:01:38 AM PDT by razorback-bert
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To: SuperSonic

Thanks, not sure why I didn't see that in the article.


47 posted on 08/02/2005 6:16:08 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (3-7-77 (No that's not a Date))
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To: ASA Vet
Those CDs do make better shotgun targets than rifle targets. (The hole in the middle is to large unless they're out at 300 yards+.)
you're a lot better than i am then my friend. i can't put more than 4 thru the hole before i break them at 100.
48 posted on 08/02/2005 6:26:48 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: Squantos

Is the picture rule in force on this post?


49 posted on 08/02/2005 6:31:54 AM PDT by 2001convSVT
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To: absolootezer0

Moving to a .50 only solved the problem for the first shot. ;o)


50 posted on 08/02/2005 6:32:00 AM PDT by ASA Vet (The WOT should have ended 9-12-01.)
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