CCRKBA, SAF SUPPORT NRA BOYCOTT OF CONOCOPHILLIPS
Aug. 4, 2005
The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) and Second
(SAF) will urge members and supporters, and other gun rights organizations, to
join in the boycott of ConocoPhillips and subsidiaries Union 76 and Phillips
66 gas stations, and Kendall Motor Oil, announced Tuesday by the National
The boycott is in response to ConocoPhillips' federal lawsuit to block a new
state law in Oklahoma that protects employees of companies who have firearms
in their private vehicles, even when parked on company parking lots. That law
was passed earlier this year after the Weyerhaeuser company fired several
employees who had guns in their cars, apparently in preparation for an
upcoming hunting season opener.
"Law-abiding American firearm owners should show their outrage at
ConocoPhillips the only way that such corporate monoliths ever get the
message, by lowering their bottom line," said SAF Founder Alan M. Gottlieb.
"If ConocoPhillips thinks it is okay to act against the civil rights of gun
owners, then gun owners can take
action against the profits of that company, and its stockholders."
"With fall hunting seasons just over the horizon across the nation," added
CCRKBA Executive Director Joe Waldron, "gun owners can fill up their tanks at
someone else's pump. That amounts to millions of gallons of gasoline that will
not be sold to sportsmen and women, and tens of millions of dollars in revenue
that will go to a competitor. We're also encouraging our members to have their
cars, trucks and SUVs serviced elsewhere, and to not even patronize gas marts
selling Conoco, Union 76 or Phillips 66 products."
"Law-abiding American firearms owners have had it with social bigots,"
Gottlieb observed. "It is time for the firearms community to stand united
against the only kind of prejudice that is still fashionable in this country
and that's the prejudice against people who own guns. ConocoPhillips insists
its federal lawsuit to block the new Oklahoma law is in the interest of
safety. They are
implying that anyone, including their own employees, who owns a firearm, is a
potential killer. This kind of bigotry is insidious and inexcusable, and just
as wrong as if it were practiced against racial minorities or religious
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