A friend of mine recently asked me why I bought my ammo at Gander Mountain, instead of going to Wal-Mart or Meier where I would pay $2-4 less per box than I pay at Gander Mountain.
It’s actually a pretty straightforward decision for me – I know that Gander Mountain supports my right to keep and bear arms from both a financial and political standpoint. The same goes for Cabelas and MidwayUSA – two more places where I pay more for ammo than I would at WallyWorld.
Wal-Mart (as an example) has gotten into bed with Mayor Bloomberg of New York, doing that meant that they lost my sporting dollars forever. Meier I have no specific beef with, but I don’t know what their stance on the 2nd Amendment is, so why risk it? I’d rather that money go somewhere I know it will support the shooting sports than take a chance that I’m just lining the pockets of some anti-gun executive.
Voting with your dollars is a key part of being a gun owner and sportsman. The firearms industry generates more annual revenue that the golf industry; literally billions of dollars are spent every year on guns, ammo, and accessories. When you take those billions of dollars and push them to companies like Gander Mountain or MidwayUSA, you know that your money isn’t going to wind up in Mayor Bloomberg’s hands.