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Thread: Texas Forces Companies to Be Neutral on Guns, or Lose Business

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    Texas Forces Companies to Be Neutral on Guns, or Lose Business

    In June of 2021 Governor Greg Abbott singed a bill in Texas giving those in the firearms industry the same protections as those the government shields from racism, sexism, ageism, or other forms of prejudice. That meant companies which wanted to do business with government agencies in Texas had to show they did not engage in any discriminatory practices which were designed to target those involved in the firearms industry. The law became the model for other similar bills in other republican states.

    As a result, as activists attempt to reignite a debate over gun control following various shootings, businesses have been hesitant to make any statements regarding the issue for fear of alienating activists on one side, or closing off business opportunities on the other. In addition as anti-gun activists attempt to bring pressure on businesses which offer services to the gun industry, those businesses will tend to resist such pressures in order to maintain the ability to work with Texas governments.

    “Texas has pro-gun legislation which clearly makes a statement at ensuring that the firearms industry is well protected,” said Janice Iwama, a professor at American University.

    The National Shooting Sports Foundation has been attempting to encourage other states to enact legislation like Texas’, contending that gun companies must have access to services such as banking, and this is the only way to assure those services remain available. Lawmakers in Oklahoma and Louisiana have similar bills advancing, and additional measures are being introduced elsewhere.

    More at: https://www.thefinancialtrends.com/2...lose-business/
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    I would like to see every company in Texas(as well as every other state) have a pro gun stance.
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    I'm not for government involvement but if they're already picking winners and losers, how else do you counter it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unknown View Post
    I'm not for government involvement but if they're already picking winners and losers, how else do you counter it?

    Yup. In the current political environment, this is a good thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by unknown View Post
    I'm not for government involvement but if they're already picking winners and losers, how else do you counter it?

    The legitimate function of government is to protect your rights.
    In our current globalist corporatism that includes protecting them from banksters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unknown View Post
    I'm not for government involvement but if they're already picking winners and losers, how else do you counter it?

    By repealing existing laws.
    There is nothing to fear from globalism, free trade and a single worldwide currency, but a globalism where free trade is competitively subsidized by each nation, a continuous trade war is dictated by the WTO, and the single currency is pure fiat, fear is justified. That type of globalism is destined to collapse into economic despair, inflationism and protectionism and managed by resurgent militant nationalism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invisible Man View Post
    By repealing existing laws.
    ^^^^^^^ This! ^^^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invisible Man View Post
    By repealing existing laws.
    1934 or 1913 ?

    some will resist the correction.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    1934 or 1913 ?

    some will resist the correction.
    That's true. I don't believe that the government getting on the right course is ever likely to happen.

    I just also don't think that this pessimism should prevent me from being able to say what the right course is.
    There is nothing to fear from globalism, free trade and a single worldwide currency, but a globalism where free trade is competitively subsidized by each nation, a continuous trade war is dictated by the WTO, and the single currency is pure fiat, fear is justified. That type of globalism is destined to collapse into economic despair, inflationism and protectionism and managed by resurgent militant nationalism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invisible Man View Post
    That's true. I don't believe that the government getting on the right course is ever likely to happen.

    I just also don't think that this pessimism should prevent me from being able to say what the right course is.
    There is a movement,, and it could use some Growth. It has a good direction.

    1776 Restoration Movement.

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    [...] companies which wanted to do business with government agencies [...]
    Outside of buying office supplies and military equipment, government should not be in the business of "doing business" with anyone in the first place.

    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Invisible Man View Post
    By repealing existing laws.
    ^^^^^^^ This! ^^^^^^
    ^^^^^^^ Ditto! ^^^^^^

    More government is never a solution for too much government.

    The only thing "more government" ever does is expand the problem domain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Outside of buying office supplies and military equipment, government should not be in the business of "doing business" with anyone in the first place.



    ^^^^^^^ Ditto! ^^^^^^

    More government is never a solution for too much government.

    The only thing "more government" ever does is expand the problem domain.
    I'm fine with "more government" at this point if it pisses off the left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    I'm fine with "more government" at this point if it pisses off the left.
    As gratifying as pissing off the left can be (and I enjoy it immensely, myself), if we're going to get "more government" anyway, we need just the opposite - "more government" that pisses off the right/non-left. Anything else just mitigates the impulse for separation.



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