questionswill staples anti-gun policy keep you from…

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Not at all.I like Staples. Especially the deals on paper towels and m&ms and such that come along.
They have a right to express their views, just like someone else has right to promote the opposite.
Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing.

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The official unspun statement by Staples seems reasonable, judge for yourself:

"We’re sorry, but your small business entry into the Staples PUSH It Forward Contest has been rejected for the following reason(s):

Entry contains content that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message; is obscene or offensive; or endorses any form of hate or hate group.

Please visit the Staples PUSH It Forward Contest if you wish to submit a new entry for your small business."

Deals.Woot has the basic same policy. I do not think there is anything wrong with this. The same people that boycott this should also boycott deals.woot.

If only Staples did not run a background check. Back ground checks ruin everything. ; )

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I don't shop at Staples to buy guns, I shop at Staples to buy paperclips and stuff. They make the rules for their contests, I don't have a problem with that.

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@caffeine_dude: You said it just fine for me, too.

Ewwwwww! That link goes to Glen Beck's website. I need to go wash my keyboard now.

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FTA: “They went as far to say that they lump us in with illegal drug use. Wow we spent a ton of money with them and this is the support we get,”

And also with alcohol and tobacco which are completely legal. Would these guys cry if they ran a liquor store and they got dumped too? Sometimes you just need to suck it up and stop being a whiny little kid that thinks everyone is picking on you.

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OH NOOO... a private business that had a contest that had clear rules is honoring their rules....

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@magic cave: Thanks for saying that - I almost clicked the link.

Also, I'm thinking it's pretty standard for promotions/coupons/gift cards to include similar restrictions. Does absolutely everything have to be spun into propaganda?

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@mamajamerson: Depends on how prickly one feels, I guess. Back in the 50's and 60's, it used to be the "commies under the bed" mindset instigated by Joe McCarthy.

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@magic cave: Does your PC cry for america when you log onto his site?
GB is funny. When you watch put on my filter.
Filter = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight_man_(stock_character)

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@caffeine_dude: I used to find him funny, back in his CNN days. Now? He's too far gone, for my taste. I already have "the sky is falling" people in my real life I am required to deal with. He only serves to further annoy me. But, to each their own.

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As a gun owner and conceal carry supporter, I have absolutely no issues with this. They can set whatever rules they want for their contest. It's not like they were banned from the contest because they were gun owners or something like that. And I can understand how a company's contest that has a public face wouldn't necessarily want to promote guns in general because it's a hot button issue. If they allow it, they get hammered on the other end by those that don't support gun ownership. Kind of a damned if you do, damned if you don't sort of situation...

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I don't find anything wrong with it. They weren't lumping anyone in together... they were just saying "Businesses involved with X, Y & Z are ineligible... you seem to be supporting one, some or all of those items".

/sarcasm/ The business that has its nose bent out of shape is overreacting. I say boycott them because I can't win their current promotion. /end sarcasm/

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Staples is the only place that sells My favorite blank dvd+r discs locally so I can't boycott them for their oppressive "politically correct" views.

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Let's see they close at 6pm on BOTH weekend days...which sucks, cuz I often make it there around 7pm-ish in my weekend shopping rotation. What stinks for them is, there's a dollar tree next door...and guess what? They sell office supplies for $1

Also, there's the lazy and sometimes non existent customer service...and the attitude of "we don't wanna try very hard", as evidenced when I asked why they only stock certain products online and not 'in store' I was told, "well..we just can't sell everything here in the store" in a very tired yawning voice, to which I am thinking "wow, really? how inconvenient" - - FOR THEM. I'll just go buy that where someone has it in stock and I can take it home today, uh yyyyeahhhh Thanksssss.

Lets not forget the high prices and limited selection to choose from. I have found better options in grocery stores and big box stores, even as I said above...the dollar stores.

So, no, I won't shop there any LESS than I already don't.

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I now know not to go there if I want to shoot my computer when I get the blue screen.