VCDL Activism Nixes Chipotle Fundraiser for Moms Demanding Action

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Shannon Watts
Shannon Watts: VCDL Activism Nixes Chipotle Fundraiser for Moms Demanding Action

Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- Looks like Moms Demand Action (MDA) pulled a fast one on Chipotle and got Chipotle lined up to do a fundraiser for MDA. But there was one problem: Virginia Citizens Defense League activism!

The fundraiser was posted on Virginia Citizens Defense League's Facebook page and people began writing emails to Chipotle protesting the fundraiser.

I sent this email yesterday on behalf of Virginia Citizens Defense League:

I am extremely disappointed in Chipotle raising money for the gun-control group Moms Demand Action.

Our right to self-defense is a basic civil right and Chipotle is now actively working to damage that right.

Why would any business open to the public wish to alienate the huge number of law-abiding gun owners in this country? As president of large (30,000) member gun organization, I will be encouraging our members to avoid eating at Chipotle for the foreseeable future.

Why would we spend money that will be used to diminish our right to self-defense?

I was originally going to put an ACTION ITEM in this alert to get everyone on VA-ALERT to contact Chipotle, but it turns out it wasn't needed. They responded quickly, politely, and firmly this morning:

Unfortunately, this event was approved in error and does not meet our fundraising eligibility requirements, and therefore has been cancelled. We do not provide charitable support for organizations in the following categories: Individuals (scholarships, stipends, fellowships, personal assistance); For-profit ventures; Religious groups for religious purposes; Capital campaigns, endowment funds or memorials; Lobbying, political or fraternal activities; and Individual study, research or travel grants.

This voicemail sounds like it was indeed Virginia Citizens Defense League's actions that brought this to a head. The Chipotle representative accidentally refers to MDA as “Moms on Demand.” ROFLMAO!!!!

Anyway, Chipotle took ownership of that mistake and did the right thing. This is not the first time that MDA has pressured Chipotle. Some years ago MDA got Chipotle to make a statement that they prefer that customers don't bring gun in the store. That was, of course, a nothing burger since it was merely a preference and not a policy. My preference is to carry. I voted on it and my preference to carry won over their preference that I didn't carry 1 to 0. 😉

And Moms Demand Action is undoubtedly quoting a cartoon villain about this time: Curses, foiled again!”


Virginia Citizens Defense LeagueAbout Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL):

Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.

For more information, visit: www.vcdl.org.

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tomcat
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tomcat

Chipotle couldn’t afford another screw up since their problem with tainted food, racial problems, gun acceptance problems. I thought they would be gone by now. It is all the same because I won’t bother darkening their doorstep.

Rock
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Rock

They along with Starbucks, Target and a LIST of other anti gun, pro socialist businesses no longer exist in my world. The Dems/libs can continue to line their pockets and limit their customers…

joefoam
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joefoam

Too bad the Moms (if they are) don’t spend as much quality time with their children as they do with their ’causes’. I detect a lack of purpose felt by these women so they have attached themselves to a campaign, any campaign that fulfills their needs. Most, I have heard, are educated, apparently not educated enough concerning the folly of gun control. that has proven ineffective worldwide for decades.

Ej harbet
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Ej harbet

Perhaps the reason they exist is because they are raising monsters and don’t want them getting shot when they jack one of us.

Baldwin
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Baldwin

VCDL “won” this one by default. MOMMIES wasn’t defeated, they were disqualified. But that’s ok. Default wins count too!

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

Glad to see that Chipotle didn’t fall for Demanding Commie Mommy’s anti Constitutional Bravo Sierra.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Mothers Deserve an Asswoop’in event cancelled; way to go Chipotle!

Ej harbet
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Ej harbet

If they were hot patriot mom’s they wouldn’t have to demand action,,,,,,,,

hippybiker
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hippybiker

Thank you VCDL and thank you Chipotle! If I’m hungry for Mexica; food, Chipotle’s will be my firs5 stop!

Rock
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Rock

Just don’t be packing a legal, permitted firearm, they do NOT like or allow you in their business… Thus my change to Black Rifle coffee, I am welcome there, and the coffee, company is far better there. Few gun control Dems/libs there.

Ej harbet
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Ej harbet

When you see hillary holler,NOT MY PRESIDENT! And point and laugh

Lee
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Lee

Well done. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

nrringlee
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nrringlee

New Left Progressives like the MDA clown show do not know how to deal with real resistance. Direct action works against them because they are used to fighting with paper tigers. Be a real tiger, take them on head to head. Kudos from your brothers and sisters in Arizona! AZCDL leads the way.