February 27, 2018

Anti-firearms busybodies target “social justice outdoor retailer” Mountain Equipment Co-op

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

 

Anti-firearms boycotts are coming to Canada, inspiring left-wing busybodies to boycott water bottles and ski helmets, and the first company they’ve targeted is Mountain Equipment Co-op.

A Change.org petition has been launched asking Canadian company Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) to stop the sale of all Vista Outdoor Brands.

Vista owns Camelbak, Giro, Bollé, Camp Chef, and Jimmy Styks. Oh, and Savage Arms and Bushnell, which are the two that are making lefties light their hair on fire.

The petition reads:

“given the recent massacre of high school students in Parkland Florida, MEC is facing an urgent ethical obligation to act in accordance with its missions and values and immediately stop selling brands owned by Vista Outdoor, a company whose profits are derived from the production of assault weapons capable of mass murder”

MEC will probably cave to the left wing hysteria and alienate customers that love hunting.

Based on their cozy relationships with other far left wing causes, like the radical environmental movement, it won’t take much to push MEC in that direction.

MEC is a social justice outdoor retailer, which is their prerogative, but that choice will be very bad for business.

Watch my video to see why outdoor retailers who chase firearm enthusiasts out of their stores are doing it at great financial peril.

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commented 2018-03-01 02:13:44 -0500
Dear, Dear Ms. Stephenson… You really should know when to stop when the B.S. is up to your nose and you are about to go under… Restrictions on armoured car crew vary from province to province, company to company, and state to state… In states where “options” are left to the guards, such as in Buffalo, New York, some guards prefer to carry .357 or .44 magnums with barrels long enough to worry an elephant!… As for “Considering how often armoured trucks are robbed, they don’t seem to be a particular deterrent.” Oh really!… And how often does that happen? Do you have any real idea of how many hundreds of thousands of deliveries of millions of dollars occur each day in North America without a shootout You really, really should consider stepping back from this comment chain because “Ms. Pixie Dust” could become your new name… And to step into your dissin’ of Al Peterson, Fact Number One – I can get on target with a handgun split seconds faster than with any rifle.. That’s a fact.. Fact Number Two – NOBODY is sure of the outcome when the bullets start flying, that’s life.. But does that mean you should just chickenshit out and “accept your fate”? So why the “bleep” try to defend yourself or your students at all?? Again, Ms. Stephenson, know when to back off, because you DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT!.
commented 2018-03-01 01:43:46 -0500
Andrew, one more thought. In a classroom there will be no crowd around the shooter. They will be beating a hasty retreat. The danger for bystanders would be negligible.
commented 2018-03-01 01:41:29 -0500
ANDREW STEPHENSON
Why would I shoot a gun? Honest question – I’ve never been in a situation where I wanted to.
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Then you are hardly an authority, are you? You would shoot a gun for the same reason you play gold or tennis or race cars or whatever- the challenge, the reward, the comradeship.

And how long did it take you to line up the shots? Do you feel confident you could shoot in a crowded classroom and not hit bystanders? What about in a panicked crowd?
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It does not take long to line ups target- seconds. I hit a plate sized target at 25 yards multiple times with not misses. Most shootings take place at less than 12 yards- often 6 yards. Classrooms aren’t 25 yards long. Any one with a bit of practise could do this if they have any aptitude at all. If I were in a crowded classroom I would like my chances better with someone shooting to defend me than to stand like a turkey in a slaughter house waiting for the inevitable.
commented 2018-03-01 01:28:27 -0500
TAMMIE PUTINSKI-ZANDBELT commented 2018-02-28 20:12:16 -0500
Peter, perhaps Andrew has a 10 Step model to disarm criminals of their guns. I think she should run a pilot project in Chicago!
Once she has successfully disarmed all the criminals, she can ask them to turn over any knives, base ball bats, ice picks, screw drivers etc…, and in some cases, car keys. Car keys in the wrong hands can lead to a criminal mowing down innocents in the streets. The list of what to take away is pretty extensive.
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What about banahners? We haven’t talked about them, have we?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JgbOkLdRaE
commented 2018-03-01 01:11:54 -0500
Andrew Stephenson why do you speak of automatic weapons? They are highly regulated and hard to obtain. The AR-15 is not an automatic.
commented 2018-02-28 20:12:16 -0500
Peter, perhaps Andrew has a 10 Step model to disarm criminals of their guns. I think she should run a pilot project in Chicago!
Once she has successfully disarmed all the criminals, she can ask them to turn over any knives, base ball bats, ice picks, screw drivers etc…, and in some cases, car keys. Car keys in the wrong hands can lead to a criminal mowing down innocents in the streets. The list of what to take away is pretty extensive.

Once you have all the guns Andrew, I think you will find a great number of them were obtained illegally and also through the black market.
commented 2018-02-28 19:06:22 -0500
So Andrew, in another article you claimed, “Isn’t it better to stop it from happening in the first place?”, implying you know a way to stop gun crimes from happening.

Can you please explain how to stop gun crimes from occurring?
commented 2018-02-28 18:34:58 -0500
Andy Neimers commented 2018-02-28 16:25:31 -0500
You’re still “blowing pixie dust” Ms. Stephenson, and hoping you can talk your way out of this thread now that you’ve put your foot in it… If handguns are so ineffective against semi-automatic rifles, then why do thousands of armoured car guards and messengers move millions of dollars every day equipped with a handgun?? "

Because its’ all they’re allowed to carry. Considering how often armoured trucks are robbed, they don’t seem to be a particular deterrent.

“Al Peterson commented 2018-02-28 16:04:15 -0500
Oh, and Andrew, I just shot a 357 magnum yesterday and I don’t have massive upper body strength. When did you last shoot one? "

And how long did it take you to line up the shots? Do you feel confident you could shoot in a crowded classroom and not hit bystanders? What about in a panicked crowd?

Why would I shoot a gun? Honest question – I’ve never been in a situation where I wanted to.
commented 2018-02-28 16:25:31 -0500
You’re still “blowing pixie dust” Ms. Stephenson, and hoping you can talk your way out of this thread now that you’ve put your foot in it… If handguns are so ineffective against semi-automatic rifles, then why do thousands of armoured car guards and messengers move millions of dollars every day equipped with a handgun?? Indeed, given a choice, many carry a surefire revolver rather than a semi-auto handgun…. By the way you do know what “speed loaders” are don’t you?…
commented 2018-02-28 16:04:15 -0500
Oh, and Andrew, I just shot a 357 magnum yesterday and I don’t have massive upper body strength. When did you last shoot one?
commented 2018-02-28 16:02:30 -0500
ANDREW STEPHENSON commented 2018-02-27 23:39:24 -0500
A thread in which people that never would have shopped there anyway, threaten to boycott them. Net change, 0.

I’m not sure that “hunters” are invariably staunch second-amendmentalists that would be upset by more regulation of automatic weapons, nor particularly upset by an inability to purchase a weapon capable of turning a deer to red mist in three seconds flat. In fact, a number of prominent critics of the NRA-political complex own firearms.
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Andrew, don’t you ever get tired of being wrong and deceitful? The second amendment is not to allow deer hunting. It is to prevent the government from turning into a tyranny since the citizenry can stand up to the government. No other country in the world has a first or second amendment. Americans are right to hold tenaciously to both.

You also do not know what the definition of an assault rifle is. Or if you do you are using the term connotatively to once again play on people’s emotion.

Why do you comment on things you know nothing about? You are a true lefty like Trudeau. He never learns from his mistakes. He never learns from other people’s mistakes and he refuses to exercise discernment. The result is that you, like him, make yourself a complete laugh stock.
commented 2018-02-28 15:00:42 -0500
This will be ineffective. SJWs are not this companies’ customer base. If they cave, their actual customers will boycott. Time to ignore SJWs. They are morons without a clue.
commented 2018-02-28 13:46:47 -0500
I love deer sausage! And moose meat marinaded in teriyaki sauce is superb. I used to have a membership to this store but I don’t need to be lectured about guns. Guns don’t kill people, it’s the lunatics that hate themselves and the world who do.
commented 2018-02-28 11:16:20 -0500
“Drew Wakariuk commented 2018-02-28 02:20:33 -0500
Andrew why would a hunter want to turn a deer into red mist , they hunt for meat. .”

That was kind of the point I was trying to make. Why would a hunter get upset by a company boycotting the manufacturer of weapons that are totally useless for actually hunting, that have no real civilian use? The actual problem here, which Gunn misses, is that the same company makes many non-firearm goods, including being one of the biggest manufacturers of bicycle helmets and consumer grade binoculars (ie, Bushnell) – I’m not surprised a right leaning publication would focus singularly on the guns, but still, it’s a bit weird to ignore that part, don’t you think?

“Andy Neimers commented 2018-02-28 03:00:12 -0500
Once again Ms. Stephenson, you’re blowing pixie dust i.e. " by an inability to purchase a weapon capable of turning a deer to red mist in three seconds flat"… You, dear lady, are living in one sicko illusory world and may I suggest, watching way, way too many late night movies!?… "
Except that that’s basically the argument being made, and I might also suggest the NRA members also seem to watch too many late night movies.

“And by the way, you never did get back to me on the subject of a .357 Magnum Revolver vs. an AR -15!?!?… "
Pretty sure I did, but it was in the middle of a different reply. I’ll readdress it here.

My money’s on the guy with the automatic weapon and the element of surprise any time. The .357 is so difficult to handle due to its sheer power and recoil that even trained individuals with significant upper body strength can’t fire accurately more than once every few seconds – by the time .357 has taken the shooter’s stance, the AR15 has unloaded 20 rounds in your general direction, some of which will inevitably have hit you.

Remember, the “good guy” also has to try to avoid hitting the students he’s supposed to be protecting, difficult to do in a crowded classroom full of panicking teenagers and a notoriously difficult to handle weapon, so he can’t just spray and pray, the way a shooter can.
commented 2018-02-28 04:14:10 -0500
Rebel should start a gun shop.
commented 2018-02-28 03:00:12 -0500
Once again Ms. Stephenson, you’re blowing pixie dust i.e. " by an inability to purchase a weapon capable of turning a deer to red mist in three seconds flat"… You, dear lady, are living in one sicko illusory world and may I suggest, watching way, way too many late night movies!?… And by the way, you never did get back to me on the subject of a .357 Magnum Revolver vs. an AR -15!?!?…
commented 2018-02-28 02:20:33 -0500
Andrew why would a hunter want to turn a deer into red mist , they hunt for meat. Now tell me why we need m-103? There is no reason for it to exist.
commented 2018-02-28 02:19:21 -0500
Andrew how many SJW’s do not shop at companies they boycott?
commented 2018-02-28 02:18:32 -0500
Andrew automatics are regulated. Try some reality.
commented 2018-02-27 23:39:24 -0500
A thread in which people that never would have shopped there anyway, threaten to boycott them. Net change, 0.

I’m not sure that “hunters” are invariably staunch second-amendmentalists that would be upset by more regulation of automatic weapons, nor particularly upset by an inability to purchase a weapon capable of turning a deer to red mist in three seconds flat. In fact, a number of prominent critics of the NRA-political complex own firearms.
commented 2018-02-27 22:13:35 -0500
Love the taste of good white tail deer. Only thing better is moose.
commented 2018-02-27 21:10:14 -0500
I’m sure Canadian Tire, Home Hardware and Cabela’s will happily serve customers who decide MEC is a short sighted, virtue signalling overpriced store.
commented 2018-02-27 19:28:25 -0500
Good hunting SHIELA , and to heck with mec .