CCRKBA Expands ‘Don’t Feed Them’ List of Anti-Gun Rights Businesses

Alan Gottlieb, president of the CCRKBA. (Photo: NY Daily News)

BELLEVUE, WA – Four more high-profile names have been added to the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms “Don’t Feed the Gun Prohibitionists” roster of businesses that support gun control by banning guns in their establishments.

CCRKBA launched the educational effort earlier this month to identify businesses, and CEOs, who close their premises or openly support gun control. “Don’t Feed the Gun Prohibitionists” initially listed almost 200 businesses and CEOs. The “Don’t Feed the Gun Prohibitionists” project has developed a dynamic list of businesses and CEOs who have been pushing for new legislation designed to impair the rights of law-abiding firearms owners. The list may be found at www.ccrkba.org/antigunbusinesses.

“Today, we’re adding Subway, Chipotle, Sonic and Panera Bread to the list,” CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb announced. “All of these businesses have banned guns in their establishments, which is an insult to the millions of law-abiding, legally-armed citizens who have harmed nobody and committed no crimes.”

CCRKBA’s list includes such recognizable names as Costco, Burger King, Delta Airlines, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hallmark, the Hard Rock Café, Levi Strauss, Microsoft, Progressive Insurance, Sara Lee and Yelp. These companies and their corporate leadership that have made donations and/or advocated on behalf of gun control organizations, including sending an open group letter to the United States Senate urging additional restrictions and firearms bans.

“We’re not calling for a boycott of these companies,” Gottlieb explained, “but we are providing this information to American gun owners so they can make informed decisions about where to spend their hard-earned money without unknowingly supporting efforts to erode an important constitutional right.

“As we said earlier,” he added, “Businesses and the people who own them can support whatever kind of philosophy they want, and gun owning consumers can likewise not spend any money with those firms. Let the marketplace decide.

“Over 100 million American gun owners represent a sizeable consumer bloc,” Gottlieb said, “and they will vote with their wallets. Businesses that work against their interests should lose the benefit of their patronage.”

20/20 VisionCheryl PlankCEO
A&M RecordsHerb Alpert   CEO
AlleyCorpKevin RyanFounder and CEO
Alphabet, Inc.Sundar PichaiCEO
Amalgamated BankKeith MestrichPresident and CEO
AmbitionTravisTruettCo-Founder and CEO
AMC TheatresAdam AronCEO
AOL / Time WarnerJason KilarCEO
Ariel Investments LLCJohn W. Rogers, Jr.CEO
ArtsyMike SteibCEO
Ascend.ioSean KnappCo-Founder and CEO
AspirationAndrei ChernyCo-Founder and CEO
AT&TRandal StephensonCEO
AuraAbdur ChowdhuryCEO
AutoZoneWilliam RhodesCEO
BackpackFahim AzizFounder and CEO
Bad RobotFahim AzizFounder and CEO
Bain CapitalJohn ConnaughtonCo-Managing Partner / Co-Chairman
Bank of AmericaBrian MoynihanCEO
BeeswaxAriPaparoCEO
BeginRyan BlockCo-Founder
BetaworksJohn BorthwickFounder and CEO
Beyond MeatEthan BrownCo-Founder and CEO
Bloomberg LPPeter GrauerChairman
BonuslyRaphael Crawford-MarksCo-Founder and CEO
BratDarren LachtmanCo-Founder
Brookfield PropertyRic ClarkChairman
BrudTrevor McFedriesCEO
BumbleWhitney HerdCEO
Burger KingDaniel SchwartzCEO
CamblySameer ShariffCo-Founder
Catch & ReleaseAnalisa GoodinFounder and CEO
Cerebras SystemsAndrew FeldmanFounder and CEO
ChipotleBrian NiccolCEO
Circle MedicalGeorge FavvasCEO
ClassPassFritz LanmanCEO
ClearbitAlex MacCawCEO
CleverTyler BosmenyCEO
ClockwiseMatt MartinCo-Founder and CEO
CNNJeff ZuckerCEO
Color GenomicsOthman LarakiCo-Founder and CEO
ComcastBrian RobertsCEO
Conde NastRoger LynchCEO
CostcoCraig JelinekCEO
Credit KarmaKen LinFounder and CEO
CrunchbaseJager McConnellCEO
CuralateApu GuptaCo-Founder and CEO
CurtsyDavid OatesCo-Founder and CEO
DannonJuan DaltoCEO
Delta AirlinesEd BastianCEO
DICK’S Sporting GoodsEdward StackCEO
Disney CompanyBob ChapekCEO
DoorDashTony XuCo-Founder and CEO
Doxel, Inc.Saurabh LadhaCEO
EbayJamie IannoneCEO
EcolabDoug BakerChairman and CEO
EdelmanRichard EdelmanPresident and CEO
Elektra LabsAndy CoravosCo-Founder and CEO
Emerson CollectiveLaurene Powell JobsPresident
EnterpriseChrissy TaylorCEO
EventbriteJulia HartzCo-Founder and CEO
FarmsteadPradeep ElankumaranCo-Founder & CEO
Full PictureDesiree GruberCEO
FunderaJared HechtFounder and CEO
Gap Inc.Art PeckCEO
Gateway ComputersJames ColemanCEO
GELawrence CulpCEO
GEICOTodd CombsCEO
Goat GroupEddy LuCEO
GoldenJude GomilaFounder and CEO
Graphic PackagingMichael DossCEO
Group Nine MediaBen LererCo-Founder & CEO
GuruRick NucciCo-Founder & CEO
Hallmark CardsMike PerryCEO
Hard Rock CafeJames AllenCEO
Havas GroupYannick BolloreCEO
HBORichard PleplerCEO
Hint, Inc.Kara GoldinFounder and CEO
HipDotJeff SellingerCo-Founder and CEO
HookedPrerna GuptaCEO
Horizon MediaBill KoenigsbergPresident CEO and Founder
HumbitionCyrus MassoumiManaging Partner
Impossible FoodsPatrick BrownMD, PhD, Founder and CEO
InterpublicMichael RothChairman and CEO
IntuitSasan GoodzariCEO
JOORKristin SaviliaCEO
Jumbo PrivacyPierre ValadeCEO
Kabbage Inc.Rob FrohweinCo-Founder and CEO
KadenaWilliam MartinoFounder and CEO
KangaJake Perlman-GarrCEO
KnowableWarren ShaefferCo-Founder and CEO
LatticeJack AltmanCEO
Levi Strauss & Co.Chip BerghPresident and CEO
Lucent TechnologiesPatricia RussoCEO
LyftLogan GreenCo-Founder and CEO
MetaProp.vcAaron BlockCo-Founder and Managing Director
MetLifeMichael KhalafCEO
MicrosoftSatya NadellaCEO
Modern FertilityAfton VecheryCo-Founder and CEO
MongoDB Inc.Dev IttycheriaPresident and CEO
MSNBCPhil GriffinCEO
MTVChris McCartheyCEO
NavientJohn RemonidCEO
NBC UniversalJeff ShellCEO
NCR Corp.Michael HayfordCEO
NeighborlandDan ParhamFounder and CEO
NewsCredShafqat IslamCEO
NextdoorSarah FriarCEO
NowThisAthan StephanopoulosPresident
NurxVarsha RaoCEO
Oaktree CapitalHoward MarksCo-Chairman
Oberndorf EnterprisesWilliam E. OberndorfChairman
OceansSteven RosenblattCo-Founder and General Partner
OfferUpNick HuzarCo-Founder and CEO
OktaTodd McKinnonCo-Founder and CEO
Omnicom GroupJohn WrenChairman and CEO
OpenpathJames SegilCo-Founder and President
Panera BreadNiren ChaudharyCEO
ParabolJordan HusneyCEO
ParavisionDoug AleyCEO
PaypalDavid SchulmanCEO
PinterestBen SilbermannCo-Founder and CEO
Plato DesignJohn MilinovichCEO
PostmatesBastian LehmannCo-Founder & CEO
PrestoRajat SuriCEO
PrimaChristopher GaviganFounder and CEO
Progressive InsuranceTricia GriffithCEO
PrologisHamid MoghadamChairman and CEO
Publicis GroupeArthur SadounChairman and CEO
QuartzyAdam RegelmannFounder and COO
RedditSteve HuffmanCEO
Ribbon HealthNate MaslakCo-Founder and CEO
RoZachariah ReitanoCo-Founder and CEO
RoofstockGary BeasleyCo-Founder and CEO
Royal Caribbean CruisesRichard FainCEO
RXR RealtyScott RechlerChairman and CEO
Sara LeeJohn BryanCEO
SelfMadeBrian SchechterCEO
Shoptiques Inc.Olga VidishevaFounder and CEO
Showtime Cable NetworkDavid NevinsCEO
Shutterstock Inc.Jon OringerFounder and CEO
Sidewalk LabsDan DoctoroffCEO
SiftJason TanCEO
SkillshareMatt CooperCEO
SkySafeGrant JordanCEO
Small DoorJosh GuttmanCo-Founder and CEO
SmartAssetMichael CarvinCo-Founder and CEO
Snapdocs, Inc.Aaron KingFounder and CEO
Solve.ioNeil CapelCEO
SonicJ. Clifford HudsonCEO
Southwestern BellMark KeifferCEO
SplashBen HindmanCo-Founder and CEO
Square and TwitterJack DorseyCEO
SquarespaceAnthony CasalenaFounder and CEO
Standard BotsEvan BeardFounder and CEO
SubwayTrevor HaynesCEO
Sundia CorporationBradford OberwagerCEO
Sunlight HealthRoss FeinsteinCEO
SuperplasticPaul BudnitzCEO
SurveyMonkeyZander LurieCEO
SV AngelRon ConwayFounder
SymantecVincent PiletteCEO
ThirdLoveHeidi ZakCo-Founder and Co-CEO
Thisopenspace inc.Ashar NejatiCEO
Thrive CapitalJoshua KushnerFounder and Managing Partner
Thrive GlobalArianna HuffingtonFounder and CEO
ThunderCore Inc.Chris WangCEO
TillableCorbett KullCEO
TinderSean RadCEO
TOMSBlake MycoskieFounder and CEO
TwilioJeff LawsonCo-Founder and CEO
UberDara KhosrowshahiCEO
Uniform TeethMeghan JewittCEO
Viosera TherapeuticsNicholas GoldnerCo-Founder and CEO
Virtual KitchenKen ChongCEO
VoxerIrv RemediosCEO
VoyageOliver CameronCo-Founder and CEO
WatsiChase AdamCo-Founder and CEO
WayUpLiz WesselCo-Founder and CEO
WhalarNeil WallerCEO
WizelineBismarck LepeCEO
WPPMark ReadCEO
X.ai, inc.Dennis MortensenFounder and CEO
Y CombinatorGeoff RalstonPresident
YelpJeremy StoppelmanCo-Founder and CEO
Yum BrandsGreg CreedCEO
ZolaShan-Lyn MaCo-Founder and CEO
Here’s the list! (Credit: CCRKBA)

About CCRKBA

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (www.ccrkba.org) is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States.

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  • Bert! August 9, 2020, 11:24 am

    I appreciate the list, however can you give me a list of the businesses that I can and should support. Just like trying to buy things made in America, I can easily find things that aren’t made here. It is much harder to find the American made alternatives to the cheap imports. I will gladly support businesses that support the 2nd amendment if you will call them out.

  • Willie-O August 8, 2020, 11:01 pm

    It’s bad enough when these businesses (many times corporations) take a position against a right which has been guaranteed – in this instance the right to bear arms, as protected by the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. When a corporation like Levi’s goes even further by incentivizing anti-gun “activism” by paying their employees their regular wages for anti-gun volunteer work, then something has to be done in response (retaliation).

    • Bubba August 9, 2020, 3:25 pm

      Any of these establishments that say no guns, if it’s concealed, how are they going to know ??

  • KO August 8, 2020, 1:50 pm

    No metal detector and no pat down = places I am allowed to carry. Just like the bad guys. Always has been true, always will be.

  • Kevin August 7, 2020, 2:41 pm

    The Wal-mart near me still sells long guns and ammo and (I think) a sign on the door requesting no open carry. But this is Texas and I think most businesses go with the local opinion on guns. A Wal-mart in another part of the country might see things entirely different.

    • Pantexan August 10, 2020, 12:55 pm

      Walmart is not on the list so why bring it up?

  • Stan d. Upnow August 7, 2020, 11:16 am

    I don’t really care about those businesses saying “no” to firearms on premises(what they don’t know won’t hurt you). I DO care about those who are actively supporting gun control with endorsements & financial contributions. CCRKBA needs to distinguish between the two.

    • Rick cholmes August 7, 2020, 6:51 pm

      I’m with you, I carry wherever I want, if ever needed I’m good, if not ,no harm no foul, gun free zones are just plain Lunacy

  • SD DENTON August 7, 2020, 8:16 am

    There are too many on the list to even remember. In my opinion if we picked out a chosen few and boycotted them with media attention, I think the effect would be greater. Maybe get out the message to the others “you could be next”. Just my 2 cents.

  • Nick S August 7, 2020, 8:02 am

    I don’t see any signs prohibiting in the Costco near me and that’s what’s required in Illinois. I still carry there. Maybe I need to look harder as the signs can be small. There are so many places where you cannot carry that you either have to conceal carefully (and be technically illegal) or not bother

    • barrett weinberger August 7, 2020, 9:48 am

      Costco is a ‘membership’ organization and your signature on the membership agreement indicates that you agree to not carry in the warehouse.
      I’ve been stopped and ‘reminded ‘, multiple times.

    • Stan d. Upnow August 7, 2020, 11:22 am

      How are they gonna know you’re carrying? They won’t! Don’t be stupid and tell them.
      Worst that can happen is they’ll ask you to leave the store.
      If you refuse, then they could call the cops and charge you with trespassing.

  • Roger J August 7, 2020, 7:42 am

    He missed Citibank too.

  • Ryan August 7, 2020, 4:04 am

    Why is Walmart not on this list? They passed antigun several years ago, and have now gone full on communist. For instance hiring Bernie Sanders as the keynote speaker at last year’s stock holder’s meeting, while he was campaigning.

    • Tyson McMahon August 7, 2020, 8:57 am

      I was thinking the exact same thing when I got all the way to W and Wal-Mart is not on the list. Wal-Mart is indeed going full communist. The CEO wrote a letter to president Trump calling for another so called “assault weapons ban”. Please dont shop at Wal-Mart if you believe in the US Constitution and want to keep your 2nd ammendment rights!

    • Stan d. Upnow August 7, 2020, 11:24 am

      I hate Walmart. Only go there if I absolutely must.

  • DIRK PAINTEDMAN August 5, 2020, 2:54 pm

    I always spend cash at these places ( if I need the product) with my gun owner stamp on the money. makes eyes big but they have never refused my bucks and it tells them a different story

    • Dr Motown August 7, 2020, 7:37 am

      What is a “gun owner stamp” on money?

  • joe August 5, 2020, 1:00 pm

    Keep in mind also these companies support the rioters who have been burning down our big cities recently. They call it “social justice.”

    • Stan d. Upnow August 7, 2020, 11:26 am

      My definition of “social justice” is public executions for traitors & criminals.

  • James R Hume August 5, 2020, 12:55 pm

    You missed CVS. They banned concealed carry in their stores last year.

  • Stockpicker August 5, 2020, 10:32 am

    If you own stock in any of these companies, vote against the CEO when they have elections for the Board of Directors.

  • Ricky B. August 4, 2020, 11:52 am

    Seriously? With companies like Google (i.e. Alphabet Inc. is Google’s parent company) and Microsoft on your list… Good luck guys!

    Boycotting is only useful when its impact on the target organizations’ financial performance is both materially significant and has a clear causal relationship. Otherwise, it can actually be more self damaging to those who deny themselves access to useful products and/or services rather than imposing any clear & measurable consequences on your boycott target.

    Don’t be stupid… Select your boycott targets strategically if you want to be taken seriously by anyone.

    • Derek Ellsbury August 4, 2020, 7:01 pm

      Your a Google employee I’m guessing.

    • Joe M August 5, 2020, 9:51 am

      Ricky B.,
      You obviously didn’t bother to actually read the article, which raises suspicions that you are a troll.
      From the article:
      “We’re not calling for a boycott of these companies,” Gottlieb explained, “but we are providing this information to American gun owners so they can make informed decisions about where to spend their hard-earned money without unknowingly supporting efforts to erode an important constitutional right.

      “As we said earlier,” he added, “Businesses and the people who own them can support whatever kind of philosophy they want, and gun owning consumers can likewise not spend any money with those firms. Let the marketplace decide.”

      • Ricky B. August 5, 2020, 4:57 pm

        Me skipping down to the list of target organizations after reading the first several paragraphs of this article leads you to believe I am a troll? While we will have to agree to disagree about that… I do admit that I had not read that specific part of the article. Thanks for pointing it out, my friend!

        So attempting to label what is clearly a boycott effort as specifically NOT a “boycott” effort is what is called arguing semantics. This doesn’t make my point any less valid… If anything it demonstrates this organization’s own awareness of the validity of my specific point (i.e. the futility of any effort that is based on this kind of ideological purity). I’m guessing these guys don’t like the term “boycott” because it is a political weapon that is more often associated with liberals… You know, like those faggots who tried to boycott Chick-fil-A but only ended up increasing that company’s revenue when their loyal customers countered the gay boycott by increasing their own consumption of Chick-fil-A’s delicious products.

        Speaking of delicious products… You’ll have to excuse me, I’m fixing to go enjoy one of the delicious desserts at my local Sonic drive-in so I gotta go now. Afterward, I think I’ll go enjoy some trigger time at my local gun range. You have a good day sir!

        • Gramps August 7, 2020, 12:45 pm

          Ricky, I don’t think you were trolling at first, but the last comment might be the finest example of trolling I’ve ever seen. Bravo sir!

    • Stan d. Upnow August 7, 2020, 11:30 am

      Agreed. Boycotts are ineffective unless scaled to the organization, and that usually means massive in scale.
      I’ve found that direct mail addressed to the CEO and/or president gets results, or at least a response of record.

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