Readers will be aware that a draconian set of gun control measures has just become law in New York State, after being rammed through the legislature at breakneck speed. (Senators had only a few minutes to read the legislation before being made to vote on it - making it impossible to know what they were voting for!)
Fellow blogger Chris, writing at Arma Borealis, has a suggestion.
I am done supporting companies based on New York.
If the bullshit "SAFE 2013" act stands in the courts then I am closing my financial services accounts with New York businesses, changing my telecommunications (internet/cable) company, and refusing to buy any more Remington products that are made at their Ilion, New York factory. I've shot Core-Lokt for years in my bolt guns, and the Remington 700 is a fine rifle, but there are other brands out there which are manufactured in free states. Likewise, I put a ton of money through New York-based financial institutions but there are other providers.
I wrote key New York state legislators and warned them that I would not spend a penny more in their state if the voted for this crap, so now time to execute that plan.
I will be contacting all of these companies and informing them of the exact reason why I am cutting off my money: I refuse to support the governments of totalitarian shitholes with my dollars. I'm not giving a penny to Remington or a bank or a telecommunications company that will then provide jobs and taxes to New York State. Screw 'em.
There's more at the link.
You know, for the life of me I can't see anything wrong with his suggestion. Certainly, I don't want a single one of my hard-earned dollars going, directly or indirectly, to a state that treats my constitutional rights with such contemptuous disdain. What say you, readers?