These are the chain-store companies and supermarket products that I am currently boycotting:
- Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream
During the Vietnam War draft, Baskin-Robbins asked children to sign up for its birthday club, which required children to give Baskin-Robbins their dates of birth in order to join and get a free ice-cream on their birthday. Baskin-Robbins then turned over its birthday-club list to U.S. Selective Service, so Selective Service could threaten males turning 18 who had failed to register with Selective Service with registration for the Vietnam draft or face a five-year term in federal prison. Selective Service today still requires 18-year-old men to register for a possible future military draft or face a felony conviction resulting in a federal prison sentence. For this vile entrapment of innocent children into the clutches of slavers who wanted to send them off to fight a foreign war, I am boycotting Baskin-Robbins until hell freezes over.
- Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
The Ben and Jerry's Foundation and individual Ben & Jerry's franchises have contributed regularly to anti-Second Amendment causes. Recently Ben and Jerry's was acquired by Uni lever P.L.C. Until Uni lever P.L.C. pledges that it will discontinue Ben & Jerry's corporate support for anti-Bill-of-Rights causes, I will maintain the boycott.
- Sara Lee
Sara Lee named Handgun Control Inc.'s Sarah Brady its Humanitarian Woman of the Year and contributed $50,000 to Handgun Control, Inc., an organization that is dedicated to support of whatever violations of the right to keep and bear arms that are politically achievable. Because of Sara Lee's support of anti-Bill-of-Rights politics, I am boycotting Sara Lee, and its supermarket brand-name products, Ball Park, Hillshire Farms, and Jimmy Dean.
Dannon contributed to and was a corporate sponsor of the Million Mom March, which is an attempt to destroy the right of self-defense. Because of Dannon's support of anti-Bill-of-Rights politics, I am boycotting Dannon.
- Toys R Us
The New York Post reported on June 17, 2000, that Toys R Us was "refusing to sign leases in the glitzy new 'Bow Tie' building if the NRA also moves in with its gun-themed showcase." A message I posted on the Toys R Us website informing Toys R Us management that I would be boycotting them, and why, generated an administrative email acknowledgement of receipt, but no management denial of the New York Post story in the five weeks since. Anyone who thinks that Toys R Us is attempting to ban the NRA from Times Square because NRA is too weak and compromising in its support of the Second Amendment is living in a dream world.
- Smith & Wesson
I am boycotting Smith & Wesson as a result of their recent capitulation to the federal government that will severely restrict 2nd amendment rights of United States citizens. As L. Neil Smith put it so succintly, "Smith & Wesson must die. You can sign a petition to boycott Smith & Wesson.
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