National Rifle Association launches boycott of ConocoPhillips
Monday August 01, 2005
IDABEL, Okla. (AP) The National Rifle Association began a boycott of ConocoPhillips Co. Monday over the energy giant's attempt to block a state law preventing employers from firing workers who keep guns in their cars on company lots.
``Across the country, we're going to make ConocoPhillips the example of what happens when a corporation takes away your Second Amendment rights,'' NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said.
LaPierre was in southeastern Oklahoma for a rally to support employees who were fired by Weyerhaeuser Inc. for keeping guns stored in vehicles parked at work.
Calls to ConocoPhillips for comment were not immediately returned Monday.
After the firings at Weyerhaeuser, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill to prevent such terminations. ConocoPhillips filed a federal lawsuit to block the measure.
The energy company has more than 3,100 workers in Oklahoma, the majority at the company's refinery in Ponca City.
LaPierre called on gun owners and consumers to boycott all Conoco and Phillips 66 products, and asked Conoco and Phillips 66 retailers to urge the corporation to withdraw the federal lawsuit.
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I don't mean to be doom and gloom, but does the NRA have any idea how big Conoco is?
along with this, i ike to think im an educated consumer and i really have no idea what products they even make. theres some vague recalling of phillips 66 filling stations from traveling, but thats about it.
seems like a strange boycot.