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The board of directors has asked Mr. Cooper to resign as President

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by YOUTUBECANBESAVED, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. YOUTUBECANBESAVED

    YOUTUBECANBESAVED New Member

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    Source: USA Today

    Montana gunsmith Dan Cooper has been ousted as chief executive of the rifle company that bears his name after pressure from gun owners who are angry that he is supporting Democrat Barack Obama.

    Cooper, founder and part owner of Cooper Firearms, told USA TODAY in a story published Tuesday that he has voted for Republicans for most of his life, but he is backing Obama "probably because of the war. And also because the Republican Party has moved so far right in recent years." Cooper said he was attracted to the Democrat's message about "the retooling of America, which involves the building of middle-class jobs and helping American small business be competitive with those overseas."

    ... In a portion of the interview that was not included in Tuesday's story, Cooper said, "I don't believe that what's being said about Obama and his policies about guns are accurate. I have had a conversation with the senator … he is a stanch supporter of the right to hunt and the right to bear arms."
    The company posted a statement Wednesday night on its website that said:

    "The employees, shareholders and board of directors of Cooper Firearms of Montana do not share the personal political views of Dan Cooper. Although we all believe everyone has a right to vote and donate as they see fit, it has become apparent that the fallout may affect more than just Mr. Cooper. It may also affect the employees and the shareholders of Cooper Firearms. The board of directors has asked Mr. Cooper to resign as President."

    Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008

    I assume all employees understood the threat; support a (D) and yer out.
     
  2. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    The Republican Party has not moved so far right. How absurd.
     
  3. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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  4. Mexdeaf

    Mexdeaf New Member

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    A perfect example of how much shooting without ear protection damages the hearing, and in this case, maybe some of the grey matter also.
    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  5. JustChristian

    JustChristian New Member

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    It doesn't really matter what the candidates or anyone else says for you does it. You make up the same inane replies irregardless.
     
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