On Tuesday March 4, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA) went onto Staples headquarters property to deliver a 12,000 signature petition to CEO Ron Sargent but were kicked off before they could do so.
According to the FraminghamPatch.com, MDA was able to give their petition to Staples security before leaving the property, but that is it.
MDA has been working for nearly a year to pressure Staples to ban the carrying of guns in their stores–even guns carried legally by law-abiding citizens. Yet to date, like Starbucks before them, Staples has been unmoved by MDA’s machinations.
MDA has also been running a month-long campaign to pressure Facebook to change policies which the gun control group claims enable persons to buy and sell guns via the social media site. On March 5, Facebook thanked MDA for their input, but would only say that going forward the social media site “will not permit people to post offers to sell regulated items that indicate a willingness to evade or help others evade the law.”
In other words, campaigns against Starbucks, Staples, and Facebook all ended the same way–thanks but no thanks.
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