Gun Group Slams Software Co’s ‘Corporate Policy Of Coercion & Social Bigotry

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Gun Group Slams Software Co's ‘Corporate Policy Of Coercion & Social Bigotry

BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Breaking news that a San Francisco-based business software company is dictating to certain retailers what they can or cannot sell at the risk of being unable to use its software was slammed today by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms as a form of “corporate coercion and social bigotry.”

The Washington Post reported that Salesforce.com advised retailers such as Camping World to stop selling certain types of semiautomatic rifles and ammunition magazines or face losing the use of the company’ business software.

“This is outrageous,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “Here are companies selling perfectly legal products according to the requirements of federal law, and just because those products happen to be a certain class of firearms and accessories, the companies are essentially facing being black-balled. Our friends at the National Shooting Sports Foundation, an industry umbrella group, rightly call this ‘corporate policy virtue signaling.’”

According to the published report, the new Salesforce.com policy “bars customers that sell a range of firearms – including automatic and semiautomatic – from using its e-commerce technology. The policy also precludes customers from selling some firearm parts, such as “magazines capable of accepting more than 10 rounds” and “multi-burst trigger devices.”

“Some people may think this is a great idea,” Gottlieb observed, “but if it is allowed now because the targeted product is a particular type of firearm, what’s to prevent this or another company from deciding sometime in the future to essentially blacklist another product it doesn’t like? Suddenly, we’re not talking about an affront to the Second Amendment and millions of law-abiding firearms owners, we’re talking about possible restraint of trade.

“When social justice warriors become corporate bullies, maybe it’s time for Congress to step in and provide some adult supervision,” he added. “We’re disturbed by this report, and we hope the software company takes a deep breath and re-thinks this idea. Denying an essential service to a company because it sells some products that may be offensive to some people should be setting off alarms throughout corporate America.

“Your business may not be affected today,” Gottlieb noted, “but there are a lot of tomorrows over the horizon, and this sort of thing can become insidious really fast.”


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With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation's premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

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    Donald Cline
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    I believe that comes under the heading of illegal “restraint of trade.”

    Clint Gray
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    Clint Gray

    But they probably are all lgbdunasses and give to abortion clinics and hitler stalin Lenin and communist are proud of sales force and dicks

    John
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    Isn’t this Racketeering by definition, shouldn’t the Justice Department step in and explain the consequences of coercion and extortion of it’s customer base. Marc Benioff and Keith Block should be treated to a 30 getaway at Gitmo with a relaxing 6 hours a day of waterboarding included at no extra charge.

    Darrell
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    Darrell

    Pure Dictatorship of a company, “Clearly Communism.”

    Bill
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    Bill

    When are conservatives going to get organized and play the boycotting game. I personally boycott every left wing company i know about. If the majority of gun owners or just liberty minded people stuck together it would make a difference.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Bill, Me too. Here is my list of who and why, and I invite additions and critique: Costco/Price Club donated $225K, 99% went to Democrats Rite Aid donated $517K, 60% went to Democrats Magla Products (Stanley tools, Mr. Clean) donated $22K, 100% went to Democrats Warnaco (undergarments)donated $55K, 73% went to Democrats Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia donated $153K, 99% went to Democrats Estee Lauder donated $448K, 95% went to Democrats Guess, Inc donated $145K, 98% went to Democrats Calvin Klein donated $78K, 100% went to Democrats Liz Claiborne, Inc. donated $34K, 97% went to Democrats Levi Straus donated $26K, 97%… Read more »

    Ron
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    Ron

    Thanks for the list W Bill. I didn’t know about some of those.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Ron, Oh, and I failed to mention that I and the ranch never, ever, buy Chinese products because it funds their war prep. If we can not get American made, we don’t need it.

    Docduracoat
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    I have said this on this website before. There is a huge opportunity for a conservative company to enter the credit card and credit card processing business. And now apparently whatever business this company is engaged in. There are literally millions of gun owners in the United States. All of them need a debit card or credit card. There are tens of thousands of gun and ammo and accessories companies in the United States and all of them need a credit card clearing service. In addition to all kinds of other banking services. A Second Amendment friendly company that advertised… Read more »

    Get Out
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    Get Out

    Concur with your thoughts that a company willing to do business with everyone and not make discriminatory decisions, oppression or coercion a requirement to use their product. I hope there is a company out there making a new program that’ll flush sales force.

    joefoam
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    joefoam

    I agree that this is the SJWs opening the door for another company to step through. The consumer demand is still there, take advantage of it.

    Mr. Walkker
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    Mr. Walkker

    If anyone has ever worked in the field of Sales, they have most likely have encountered the software called Sales Force, It is a production Managers best friend. Sales Force Software enables precise “Micro Management” on each and every member of the SALES Force TEAM.

    -It will analyze each and every action. Including tweeting and farting. In the next decade, coders will make the software analyze the action of breathing. Orwellian at best.. Georgie Boy Orwell would be proud of the Force….at Sales Force.

    m.
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    m.

    suck-force.com: BIOOYMFA

    Bob Belli
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    Bob Belli

    When i first read about this, my first reaction was…why not dump the software company.
    Who are they to dictate on the LEGAL use of their product?
    Seems like the Pacific Northwest is becomming the New Jersey of the LEFT coast!

    Mr. Walkker
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    Mr. Walkker

    Spot on. The PACNW has become a complete left wing liberal hell hole. I have lived in Puget Sound for over 22 years and have watched the slow decay with insane commutes, gridlocked traffic and limited transportation corridors. Sales Force is headquarter in Bellevue WA, a Chitty in King County, same County as the Shithole Libtard haven called Seattle. Many have had enough. Many have sold all property and preparing to EXIT.