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GRNC Alert 05-28-10:
Asking Brownells to lead in reforming Marriott anti-gun policies

HEAR PAUL VALONE ON GUN TALK WITH TOM GRESHAM THIS SUNDAY

Read Paul Valone's full letter to Pete Brownell concerning his position on the NRA Board and Brownell's ongoing business with Mariott:
http://bit.ly/PeteBrownell

Please note that Valone has been in contact with Mr. Brownell and reports that he is looking into moving their next career fair out of the Marriott.

Asking Brownells to lead in reforming Marriott anti-gun policies
F. Paul Valone
Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner

An open letter asking NRA board member and Brownells, Inc. president Pete Brownell to support the growing gun owner boycott of Marriott by moving Brownells' next gunsmith career fair out of the Marriott...

Note: Paul Valone will be on Tom Gresham's "Gun Talk" this Sunday...

http://bit.ly/PeteBrownell

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED

KEEP THE PRESSURE ON

CONTACT THESE EXECUTIVES

* Keith Thomas: Reports directly to JW Marriott, Jr. himself. Thomas can be reached at Mr. Marriott's office at either keith.thomas@marriott.com or 800-621-0999.
* Kathleen Matthews, Executive Vice President, Global Communications and Public Affairs:
* Kathleen.Matthews@marriott.com, 301-380-7770. Her assistant, Marilyn Cole, is available at: marilyn.cole@marriott.com or 301-380-7525.
* Chad Callaghan, Vice President of Loss Prevention: chad.callaghan@marriott.com. His assistant, Pat Murphy, is available at 301-380-7814. His pager is: 800-313-9391.

DELIVER THIS MESSAGE

* Keith Thomas, assistant to JW Marriott, promised that signs prohibiting lawful gun owners from protecting themselves and their families on Marriott properties would be removed. Not only are the signs still present, corporate executives have been unresponsive to gun rights leaders attempting to negotiate removal. If Marriott executives think gun owners are so easily fooled, they underestimate the problem on their hands.
* Hilton Hotels, unlike Marriott, has no policy prohibiting firearms in its hotels. Gun owners will be actively pursuing alternatives to Marriott.
* Finally, ask what Mr. Marriott knows about his trustee position with the National Urban League and its participation in Coalition to Stop Gun Violence efforts to strip you of your rights. If they claim lack of awareness, will he resign the position now that league participation is known?

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You may find your NC representative by going here:
http://www.grnc.org/contact_reps.htm

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http://www.house.gov/writerep/

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