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Posted: 8/4/2005 10:10:08 AM EDT
We're down quite a little bit on this one.

"Do you support the National Rifle Association's boycott of ConocoPhillips?"


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8796460/

Copy and paste. Don't hotlink.

How's about we hit this poll hard and flip it in our direction.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:11:21 AM EDT
Done.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:13:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2005 10:15:39 AM EDT by Quarterbore]
Perhaps I am the only person that doesn't know what "ConocoPhillips" is but....




NRA urges members to boycott oil giant
ConocoPhillips opposes Okla. law allowing guns on company property

MSNBC News Services
Updated: 8:52 a.m. ET Aug. 2, 2005
IDABELL, Okla. - The National Rifle Association is urging its 4 million members to boycott ConocoPhillips gas stations and products because the oil giant is trying to block an Oklahoma law that allows employees to keep guns in their cars when parked in company lots.

Conoco is among several companies challenging the state law in federal court, but the NRA singled it out for the boycott.

“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.

The law was passed after Weyerhaeuser Corp. fired 12 employees in 2002 at a plant near Idabell for violating a policy forbidding firearms on company property.

“If you are a corporation that is anti-gun, anti-gun owner or anti-Second Amendment, we will spare no effort or expense to work against you to protect the rights of your law-abiding employees,” LaPierre added in a news release Monday.

The NRA routinely cites the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment as prohibiting restrictions on gun ownership and possession by “law-abiding” citizens.

Company's response
Conoco said in a statement that it wants to protect its workers from possible violence.

“ConocoPhillips supports the Second Amendment and respects the rights of law abiding citizens to own guns,” the company said. “We are simply trying to provide a safe and secure working environment for our employees by keeping guns out of our facilities, including our company parking lots.”

According to a study by Handgun-Free America, which seeks to ban private handgun ownership, there were 164 workplace shootings in the United States between 1994 and 2003, in which 290 people were killed and 161 were wounded.

The NRA plans to purchase billboard advertising urging motorists to join the boycott of ConocoPhillips motor fuels, which are marketed as Conoco or Phillips 66.

A judge has blocked enforcement of the Oklahoma law pending resolution of the federal lawsuit.

The energy company has more than 3,100 workers in Oklahoma, the majority at the company’s refinery in Ponca City.

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.




Results:


Do you support the National Rifle Association's boycott of ConocoPhillips? * 14041 responses


Yes
45%

No
55%
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:14:40 AM EDT
Yes 45%
No 55%
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:15:09 AM EDT
14053 responses
Yes
45%
No
55%

It's not bad but we need to whack this thing...
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:16:38 AM EDT
Done
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:17:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:18:30 AM EDT
Hit

45 - 55
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:24:08 AM EDT
Did
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:25:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2005 10:26:26 AM EDT by pathfinder74]
Which direction is ours?
The one of mindlessly following the orders of the NRA or the one that respects the wishes of private corporations?

I'm torn.

why can't the link be made hot? Does it somehow pop up on their radar?

Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:26:07 AM EDT
We are losing.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:28:03 AM EDT
Texas tried to do something like this during this years session. Big business jumped on it with both feet. I wonder how many companies are going to freak here when they realize that Sept 1 anyone can carry a pistol for self protection in their vehicle.

I work for a company with such a rule. I have ask in a meeting what happens if we are put in a situation either going from or to work were an employee is killed or hurt because they did not have the means at hand to defend themselves. The subject was dropped and not brought up again. Luckely where I park now is not on company property but a public street so it's not a problem at this time. If that changes I have instructed my wife to sue the hell out of the company I work for if something should happen to me because they have disarmed me.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 10:45:52 AM EDT
done
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 11:14:54 AM EDT
done.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 11:19:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 11:22:57 AM EDT
done...keep it at the top boys
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 11:24:45 AM EDT
* 14190 responses
Yes 45%
No 55%
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 11:25:50 AM EDT
Done

45
55
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 11:26:15 AM EDT
Hit. Sweeping cookies now for a second run.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 11:26:55 AM EDT
Done, Still 45-55
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 11:28:00 AM EDT
voted.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 11:28:05 AM EDT
hit it

still 45-55

if its hotlinked they can trace how it was referenced, as in they can tell we came straight there from here.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 11:28:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2005 11:30:32 AM EDT by blackta6]
Done

14209 responses

Yes
45%

No
55%

Lets not let the media show erosion of our rights is OK! Get to this and vote!

Link Posted: 8/4/2005 11:28:58 AM EDT
hit
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 11:30:00 AM EDT
What products do Conoco Philips make?
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 11:32:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ShadowOne:
What products do Conoco Philips make?



Conoco stations sell gas. Otherwise they are a petroleum producer they sell oils, lubricants and refine crude oil.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 11:35:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2005 11:38:42 AM EDT by mobius]

“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.




yeah boy, the NRA is really picking fights that really matter

with states that have anti-gun laws that have been on the books for years, and the soon to be federal ban on imported parts kit, the NRA is picking this as a fight for the 2nd admt.........why not, it's just a side show and publicity stunt, for the NRA to get their name in the paper and it really means nothing.

let me know when they start doing some good, like fighting the state laws where the gov't is actually taking people's rights away, not some corporation who has a policy of no guns on their property.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 11:36:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2005 11:36:38 AM EDT by toddlerp]
Voted. The NRA is still down.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:07:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mobius:
yeah boy, the NRA is really picking fights that really matter

with states that have anti-gun laws that have been on the books for years, and the soon to be federal ban on imported parts kit, the NRA is picking this as a fight for the 2nd admt.........why not, it's just a side show and publicity stunt, for the NRA to get their name in the paper and it really means nothing.

let me know when they start doing some good, like fighting the state laws where the gov't is actually taking people's rights away, not some corporation who has a policy of no guns on their property.



I don't know about OH but in IA, I have yet to work for an employer who has not mentioned during orientation, that guns of any type are not allowed on to the property. So if I want to go shooting after work I have to go home. Hope I don't have more than a 30 min. drive home, then load everything into the vehicle. After all of that I might have an hour at the range.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 12:08:02 PM EDT
done, 14290 votes, 45 yes, 55 no we need more
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:46:09 PM EDT
46% Yes
54% No


Originally Posted By mobius:

“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.




yeah boy, the NRA is really picking fights that really matter

with states that have anti-gun laws that have been on the books for years, and the soon to be federal ban on imported parts kit, the NRA is picking this as a fight for the 2nd admt.........why not, it's just a side show and publicity stunt, for the NRA to get their name in the paper and it really means nothing.

let me know when they start doing some good, like fighting the state laws where the gov't is actually taking people's rights away, not some corporation who has a policy of no guns on their property.



Before we all jump on this fellows band wagon we need to think a bit. From what I understand the latest ploy by the anti-gun folks is to have the big companys ban guns from their parking lots.
It is all part of them trying to make people think guns are bad. Do not let them, the anti's and the company's, get away with it. Stop bashing the NRA until they deserve it. Shit people, stop and think just once before you fly off the handle.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:49:58 PM EDT
Done!!
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 1:54:00 PM EDT
got it
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 2:09:54 PM EDT
Hit and a bump.

Yes
46%

No
54%
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 2:10:57 PM EDT
Do you support the National Rifle Association's boycott of ConocoPhillips? * 14481 responses


Yes
46%

No
54%
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 2:13:22 PM EDT
hit it.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 2:27:13 PM EDT
Done, and posted on other site for more support. Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 2:53:31 PM EDT
hit it.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 2:56:28 PM EDT
Done
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 3:39:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2005 3:40:32 PM EDT by mobius]

Originally Posted By sslocal:

Before we all jump on this fellows band wagon we need to think a bit. From what I understand the latest ploy by the anti-gun folks is to have the big companys ban guns from their parking lots.
It is all part of them trying to make people think guns are bad. Do not let them, the anti's and the company's, get away with it. Stop bashing the NRA until they deserve it. Shit people, stop and think just once before you fly off the handle.



got news for you, most folks do think guns are bad, and that is not because some corporation started it, it was the anti-gun lobby that lobbyed the POLITICIANS that passes laws against ownership of certain guns.

like I said what the NRA is doing nothing more then smoking mirrors, instead of fighting the fight where it will do the most good, they are just using this as a publicity ploy to say, "see we are doing something"...........so how many corporations do you know of that is passing laws to take away your gun rights..........oh that's right, corporation don't vote in congress, case closed.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:42:42 PM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:50:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2005 4:51:01 PM EDT by TrashHeap]
Done
Y / 47
N / 53

It's turning around. Keep going
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:53:11 PM EDT
Yes 47%

No 53%
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:53:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2005 4:54:16 PM EDT by Tannim]
Yes 47
No 53

I voted yes because this is similiar to Texas law. In this state as part of the concealed weapons law a business can deny entry to a gun owner, but a parking law is not consider part of the business. This allows Texans to work at a no gun work place, but not be disarmed traveling to and from work.

If the OK law falls, TX laws may follow. Sorry to the people saying this is unimportant, but it is to me. If this law is struck down it means I can't leave my gun in the car at work. My girlfriend can't leave it in the Community College parking lot, etc etc.


Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:55:37 PM EDT
Hit...

Do you support the National Rifle Association's boycott of ConocoPhillips? * 14820 responses
Yes
47%
No
53%
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 4:59:05 PM EDT
Did my part.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:04:41 PM EDT
Yes up to 47%
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:19:04 PM EDT
47% us

53% them
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:22:41 PM EDT
48% us
52% them
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:26:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2005 5:26:50 PM EDT by Johnny_Reno]
48 / 52%


14893 responses.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:29:22 PM EDT
done and done...
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