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    NRA Answer is it a Joke, or what ??

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    Mr. Malachowski,

    Thank you for contacting NRA-ILA and making us aware of the specific Harbor Freight Tools that is not allowing firearms on site. I have passed this information on to our research department and made them aware of this issue. The company is not Anti-Gun as this is the first location that has this restriction, all of the other locations that we are aware of allow firearms.

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    > Comments: WHY does the the NRA allows Harbor Freight Tools, an Anti- Gun
    > Corpateion, too run full page advertisement in America's 1st Freedom
    > magazine.. They have posted in their Store Windows ( Harbor Freight
    > Tools, 4698 South. Whitnall av St.Francis Wisconsin 53235 ) NO Weapons
    > allowed !!
    > Why should i renew my membership ? Give me a good reason to keep going
    > with the NRA, also give the men& women of Wisconsin Carry a reason, as
    > well as the Forty Thousand men & women who now have there Wisconsin
    > Conceal Carry Permit.
    > With 4.3 Million Men & Women over 21 years old in Wisconsin, an a
    > projection of 1.3 Million to get their Conceal Carry Permits can you
    > really afford to alienate even 10 percent of them...
    > Harbor Freight runs a two page color ad in NRA's American Rifleman.
    > NRA-over 4,000,000 members.
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    ???

    What is it about their response that you take issue with? Seems pretty straightforward.
    "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrightme View Post
    ???

    What is it about their response that you take issue with? Seems pretty straightforward.
    +1. Wait a week and then follow-up.
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    I thought that the NRA itself had become a joke!
    Last edited by 9026543; 01-20-2012 at 08:29 PM.

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    First location?!

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...Coaches-Corner

    There are a few more locations than just one.
    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)

    If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor

    I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

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    forgive the query...but

    why did you contact the nra instead of harbor freight corp offices?

    to affect a change in their HF's firearm policy(ies) you need to go contact the person who can institute that change...corp management.
    Eric Smidt (Chairman & CEO)
    Robert Rene (COO)
    Calabasas, California

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncwabbit View Post
    why did you contact the nra instead of harbor freight corp offices?

    to affect a change in their HF's firearm policy(ies) you need to go contact the person who can institute that change...corp management.
    Eric Smidt (Chairman & CEO)
    Robert Rene (COO)
    Calabasas, California
    They've been contacted and that is their policy.
    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)

    If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor

    I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

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    Being based in CA, I'm surprised they're even hypocritical enough to advertise w/ the NRA.
    Not at all surprised they posted.
    I used to like shopping their stores, both in Milwaukee on Hwy. 100 just S of I-94 & in West Allis.
    Armed, even. No problems from anyone.

    I think it would be worth writing to Harbor Freight Corporate with a copy of their NRA magazine ad & a picture or three of some of their stores that are turning away business, and ask why they're working against themselves?
    Which waste of money did they not intend?


    On another note, when writing a complaint letter please please proofread.
    Have someone else proofread, then proofread again.
    Elementary spelling, capitalization, & punctuation errors make the writer seem less believable or influential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by protias View Post
    They've been contacted and that is their policy.
    What is whose policy?
    "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

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    Quote Originally Posted by protias View Post
    First location?!

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...Coaches-Corner

    There are a few more locations than just one.
    Is the NRA aware of those locations? Maybe those locations should be pointed out to the NRA if people desire the NRA to make a change in their advertising allowed in the magazine.
    "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9026543 View Post
    I thought that the NRA itself had become a joke!
    No bashing other gun rights groups, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrightme View Post
    What is whose policy?
    Harbor Freight was contacted by many here before and Harbor Freight said it was their policy to prohibit.
    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)

    If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor

    I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrightme View Post
    ???

    What is it about their response that you take issue with? Seems pretty straightforward.

    The company is not Anti-Gun as this is the first location that has this restriction, all of the other locations that we are aware of allow firearms.

    Did you read Protias posting ( respones ) too this thread ?? Keep reading..

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    +1. Wait a week and then follow-up.
    Nope !!! much sooner then THAT.. Using the posts from this an past threads it'll go down Sunday !

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    Quote Originally Posted by protias View Post
    First location?!

    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...Coaches-Corner

    There are a few more locations than just one.
    BINGO !! LOOk, if you can get me all the locations you know of, send them to me. Also send them to that nra gress roots Lady as well..

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    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)

    If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor

    I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncwabbit View Post
    why did you contact the nra instead of harbor freight corp offices?

    to affect a change in their HF's firearm policy(ies) you need to go contact the person who can institute that change...corp management.
    Eric Smidt (Chairman & CEO)
    Robert Rene (COO)
    Calabasas, California
    MONEY... Too affect a change in their there Firearm Policy. One must first affect a change in there Money FLOW... an Advertising is Money flowing in.

    Now! if you disrupt the in flow, your going to really draw attenion. ( ceo's Board menbers, an so on )

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    Quote Originally Posted by protias View Post
    They've been contacted and that is their policy.
    How about sending that policy to that Sara. J at the NRA ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrightme View Post
    Is the NRA aware of those locations? Maybe those locations should be pointed out to the NRA if people desire the NRA to make a change in their advertising allowed in the magazine.
    Keep going, Now your getting it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by range rat View Post
    The company is not Anti-Gun as this is the first location that has this restriction, all of the other locations that we are aware of allow firearms.

    Did you read Protias posting ( respones ) too this thread ?? Keep reading..
    I again ask, is the NRA aware of the information that others have discerned? If not, what is it about their statement that you disagree with?
    "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

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    Quote Originally Posted by range rat View Post
    Keep going, Now your getting it..
    No, I have already 'gotten it.' You are whining about what the NRA doesn't know. If they don't yet know, their answer makes perfect sense. Once you make them know, THEN you can whine about the response you got, if they give that response again.
    "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

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    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)

    If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor

    I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

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    I can do without Harbor Freight. Nothing there I can't get somewhere else. As for the NRA, they need to vet their adverts better.
    In God I trust. Everyone else needs to keep your hands where I can see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oak1971 View Post
    I can do without Harbor Freight. Nothing there I can't get somewhere else. As for the NRA, they need to vet their adverts better.
    Logic has no place here Sir.
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    I'm as big a critic of the NRA as anyone, but I think they're being unfairly attacked here.

    I've shopped Harbor Freight in three states, and I've never seen any anti-gun signs. They sell gun safes and ammo boxes. They seem to be politically neutral.

    The OP seems to have encountered a rouge manager. Don't make a federal 2A case out of it, just follow up with the management chain of command.

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