I am in the market for some new clothes including jeans. After a couple of years of being home-bound (for the most part) and in losing more weight, I need to start replacing my wardrobe which is, to be honest, looking rather drab and threadbare.
I’m even having to sadly throw away my Herman Cain for President T-shirts (was supposed to be the Belknap County Chair for his Presidential campaign – got the shirts to pass out one night and the next day he dropped out so I kept and wore them all these years). And having dropped from a size 48″ waist pants (had “muffin tops” at 44″ but that was the realization I had to drop the weight), I just bought two new pairs of pants for the first time in a LONG time -down to a size 34.” From LL Bean, not Levi’s.
Why? Let me remind you (reformatted, emphasis mine):
…Levi Strauss & Co. reminded the world that they’re not just a clothing company. They’re the fashion of woke gun control. The company that was once proudly American now pitches itself as a global corporation that clings to a “sustainability strategy” that focuses on climate, consumption, and community. That’s according to the corporation’s first annual sustainability report to shareholders of how the company incorporates environmental, social and governance initiatives. That includes being in the pockets of gun control groups.
Deep in Levi Strauss’s Sustainability Report is the corporation’s confirmation that it’s not just making clothing to cover shoulders. They’re also repeating gun control’s half-truths to cover for them. On Page 181 of the report, the corporation blames the eruption of criminal violence on lawful gun ownership, noting that it disproportionally targets communities of color.
“LS&Co. has pledged ongoing support for gun violence prevention by rallying the business community on the issue, advocating for gun safety measures and providing philanthropic support to organizations on the frontlines of the epidemic,” the report states. “In 2018, we established the Safer Tomorrow Fund to support nonprofits working to address gun violence in the U.S.”
And yes they are – not satisfied with just virtue-signaling, they are actively trying to kill off our Second Amendment Rights:
“Our advocacy work also includes reaching out to elected officials to pass common-sense gun safety legislation,” reads Levi Strauss’s Sustainability Report. “For instance, in 2019 Chip Bergh joined with other CEOs to send a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives supporting the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, which went on to pass the House. LS&Co. also led a CEO letter to the U.S. Senate calling for passage of background checks and red flag laws following several tragic mass shootings.”…the clothing corporation announced a partnership with antigun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety gun control juggernaut. The corporation established the Safer Tomorrow Fund, which funds activists and nonprofits on “gun violence” issues.
So why should I buy their products when they hate my rights? And your’s? Make NO mistake – every time someone says “common-sense gun laws”, it is an INFRINGEMENT process going on – slice by slice they are slashing the Constitution. They don’t care. They believe they have an answer to solve “harm to the Community” – Safetyism is trumping the Constitution.
And watching what is going on in Australia with the totalitarianism of that Government that has been disarming its Citizenry for a while, the People now have little with which to fight back. If they still owned their weaponry, would they be protesting even harder? Or better, would the Government be more hesitant in applying restrictions?
No, I’m not advocating violence but remember, this country WAS FOUNDED in violence when people had had enough of a overbearing Monarch that trampled his people (King George, for those of you that got a rotten Government education).
In the mean time, Levi’s will still not grace my closet.
(H/T: The Truth About Guns)