The Post-Gazette has an article about some people deciding not to eat at Primatin’s during the NRA convention. Apparently, while working their way across the country, a gun-control group stopped in and took their picture with some of the staff.
While I’ve never been inclined to take my picture with the staff at Primanti’s, I grew up here, so it’s just a regular place I go to eat, something I probably take for granted. While I think this falls under tourism more than activism…I actually agree with the NRA-type folks on the underlying issue. And coming from a pacifist, that is saying a lot!
There are a few stores I don’t shop at because of the major political donations they have made. That’s my choice. Some of my friends think I’m crazy, because the small amount that I spend, really, in the grand scheme of things, won’t make a difference to those huge conglomerates.
And they are right: it won’t. But I’m not going to give money to the stores that are actively trying to take away my rights. And I would hope that everyone else does the same. That is, does some research and finds out what stores support which issues, and vote with your wallet.
And as far as the famously over stuffed sandwiches are concerned:
As far as Primanti Bros. is concerned, perhaps the only customers who should feel unwanted there are dieters.