ACTION ITEM - Call/email Costco about banning concealed carry in stores


  The difference is that the *legal right* of Costco to prohibit people
from carrying firearms is not under attack, while the legal right of
the Boy Scouts to ban gays *is* under attack. We should stand up for
the *legal right* of both organizations to discriminate under the
principle of freedom of association, but that does not mean we should
condone bad rules themselves. And when the anti-libertarian rules of an
NGO are *not* in legal jeopardy, there is no reason why we should not
act pragmatically in the interests of our cause. Even Voltaire did not
go so far as to say, "I may not agree with what you say, but I will
defend your right to say it even when that right is not in question."

Yours in liberty,
        <<< Starchild >>>

Starchild wrote:

When businesses
do not respect those rights, it further weakens them,

When a business says "no guns inside" they are not failing to respect
RKBA. They may be merely saying, "on my property you may not exercise
this right."

Starchild, if you were to visit me in my home, I would prohibit you
from reciting from memory (if you could) _War and Peace_. However, by
my edict I'm neither disrespecting your right to freedom of speech nor
weakening this right.

Exactly. If the national LP can put out a press release announcing it's
support of the right of the Boy Scouts of America to ban gay members
(on the basis of the rights of private organizations), shouldn't we
expect a similar press release supporting the right of Costco to ban
entrance to people carrying firearms?

If not, where lies the difference?

-- Steve

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