Lets all hop on the hate train


I was debating writing about this, then decided not too. Today I received a request to write about it.

Long long time ago I bought a Benchmade knife. The tip broke off, it constantly rusted. There was several other issues I had with it that I don’t remember now. I swore off their knives then. Funny story, back in the days of 56k modems I often would read a web page, then scroll back up to the top and look at the images as they finally load. I found an opinion article on the best knife available. The writing talked about a particular Benchmade model, how it was indestructible, it has an impervious finish that will never rust, etc. I decided I was going to buy one. I then scrolled back up to see the images and found the writer was talking about the exact same model I had previously.

Anyways, to get to the topic.

Now I’m going to go thru this from memory, so forgive me if I get some details wrong.

Benchmade destroyed some firearms for their local police department. This got us gun nuts worked up. Someone then looked into their political donations and found that they donate to anti-gun Democrats. So we are all suppose to hate them now. But people are already pivoting that hate to Surefire.

Cold Steel and Kershaw are both capitalizing on this and pointing out that they are pro-gun.

Now let me see, who all are we suppose to be still hating?

  • Cheaper Than Dirt
  • Starbucks
  • Walgreens
  • Ruger
  • H-S Precision
  • Team Wendy
  • Target
  • NSSF
  • S&W
  • Springfield Armory
  • Rock River Arms
  • Tactical Talor
  • Leupold
  • Apple
  • Samsung
  • Remington
  • Daniel Defense
  • Ted Nugent
  • ARMS
  • Colt
  • KAC
  • All of Hollywood
  • NRA
  • etc
  • etc
  • etc

I was trying to remember who all else we are suppose to still be boycotting. I found other lists with dozens and dozens of other companies where I don’t recall the issue behind them.

Sadly there are plenty of companies that are either anti gun, donated to the democrats, said stupid things, etc. It is worth looking into the places you spend you money, see what they support. Then decide if you really want to support them.


    • TT is pro gun control.
      As for leupold, there was a few times people got pissed over them. None that I remember seemed like a big deal. (Like discontinuing the MK4 to the public, they have newer/better models they want to sell, but still have contracts for the old stuff).
      HS Precision hired someone who murdered a woman and child to represent and advertise their products.

    • I’d never heard that about Tactical Tailor. I bought a lot of the gear when I was still in and still peruse their site for bags and cases and such.

  1. Dicks sporting goods on that list,which between folks boycotting but also just in general poor management seems they are going down(which is good in my book).I would also say folks need to boycott banks ect. that do not say loan to firearm makers/remove financial apparatus from say conservative or just non progressive web sites ect.The banks especially as they get tax payer funds for fdic ect.,a private business can and should do as they wish and if enough folks disagree with them they go under.

    We should have lists and reasons why folks should not consider doing business with them(perhaps also business list that folks should consider supporting).This is one of the few non violent ways left to protest and actually vote where it counts,with our dollars,why I feel it is important.

    • I have never seen anyone put together a comprehensive list with sources. I know have seen lists of over 50 companies not to buy from. I wonder if someone made a complete lists if there would be anyone left to buy from.

      • Hmmmm….,I believe there would be but also believe would create opportunity for perhaps new business with folks a little more freedom minded.A lot of the companies that I will no longer support I have other reasons for me to not support them.Levis for example,took the last pair that I bought and compared to ones bought 30 + years ago that only wear out on special occasions,despite their age and use the old pair still had thicker material and better stitching,so with their gun control thinking and quality of product lacking really a no brainer decision for me.

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