bbkchicago Posted July 31, 2020 at 05:28 PM Share Posted July 31, 2020 at 05:28 PM Gentlemen, I have a suggestion. I know I haven't been here as long as most of you, so feel free to say "shut up, newbie". If not, though - I could use your help. Together, I believe we could render this thread useless and convince all online ammunition retailers to ship to Chicago. Bear with me here.The idea in a nutshell is this; we use social media to out these retailers and put friendly (but firm) pressure on them to either start selling to Chicago residents, or publicly state a valid reason why they will not. After all, perhaps there is something we're not aware of.I think if some of us would go to these large retailer's Facebook and Twitter accounts and post something to this effect:(I am using this text on Natchez Outdoors, who I recently placed an order with that was denied) I was under the impression that COMPANY_NAME supported the second amendment and would do so strongly, but I was disturbed to discover that I couldn't buy ammunition from your company based on my location here in Chicago. I can only assume this is based on the (old and now defunct) ordinance that banned this, however that law was struck down many years ago. There is no legal reason COMPANY_NAME couldn't ship ammunition to Chicago, just as many other pro-2A retailers legally do every day. Despite it being perfectly legal, COMPANY_NAME's customer service department told me it was not legal when I tried to place an order recently. Why?I'm sure COMPANY_NAME is aware that the toughest and most important fights for our second amendment rights aren't happening in places like rural Texas or North Dakota: the front lines are places like Chicago and places like it where millions of us currently live and are fighting for our 2A rights daily. Can COMPANY_NAME explain why your company still refuses to support customers in Chicago, despite it being perfectly legal to do so for many years now? I will continue to do this with as many retailers as I can, but I think it would have more of an effect on these retailers if some of you joined me and did the same. Perhaps we could even coordinate this, support each other with replies to these threads of encouragement...and coordinate it all right here from the forums? Just ten of us could make a single post with a few replies that I guarantee would end up on the CEO's desk at any one of these companies, and force them to at least confront the issue. If we make enough noise, they can't ignore us. They'll have to either recognize our legal rights, or publicly state why they don't care about the millions of customers and 2A advocates here in Chicago. We've seen where the old argument of "well, they're a private company..." has gotten us. Huge corporations like Google, Facebook, Twitter et al have become the home for all of our communications, all of our information - our lives. We've seen how they, together with the large media conglomerates have censored and gaslit and silenced anyone who doesn't fall in line with their agenda. A privately owned corporation can trample rights just as easily as any government... but that doesn't mean it's right or shouldn't be pushed back against.At the end of the day, no one else is gonna do this for us. We may as well stand up for our rights. Anyone here with me? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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