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Leadnow member Jim created a petition on our public petition website, entitled “Canadian Tire: Stop selling products made by guns manufacturer Vista Outdoor."

The petition is addressed to Canadian Tire, and reads:

As customers of Canadian Tire, we call on you to immediately stop the sale of all Vista Outdoor brands.

Here's what Jim wrote about it:

Vista Outdoor is a United States based corporation that owns Savage Arms - one of the largest producers of semi-automatic weapons in the country. [1] They're heavily involved in the gun lobby, and have ties to the National Rifle Association (NRA). [2]

Canadian Tire is currently supporting Vista Outdoor by stocking products from their other brands like -- Raskullz, Bushnell, Weaver, Simmons, Tasco, Butler Creek. [3]

In light of the ongoing mass shootings south of the border, many companies are withdrawing their support from manufacturers of assault type weapons. Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) has just stopped orders for all products from Vista. [4] We call on Canadian Tire to follow suit. Can you click to let us know what you think?


We'll decide whether to send this petition out to additional Leadnow members in your area based on your feedback. Here's the link to the petition one more time:

Thanks for all you do.

Chloe, on behalf of the entire team

P.S. In case you haven't heard about it, Leadnow's petition site allows anyone to start an online petition and share it with friends and neighbours to build support for their cause. Click here if you want to check it out, or start your own petition.


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