Do Not Patronize List

The following is a list of businesses that are NOT firearm friendly. I highly recommend that you do not patronize these establishments. I have personally verified every establishment on this list. Additions will be added as I personally come across them.

1. Cabelas – Bowling Green KY. Cabelas requires firearms to be ‘checked in” and left with security at the door, yet they sell firearms there.  I will not check or leave my pistol in the hands of a clerk at Cabellas.  I will and DO shop elsewhere.

2.  Costco:  Bans firearms on premises in all locations.

3.  Waffle House:  Banned in all locations.

4.  Bluehost Web Hosting:  Bans websites from their hosting service that contain gun shops or firearm advertising.

5.  Visionworks:  Bans firearms. 2608 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY.

6. Walmart: Walmart Corporate says it will stop selling ammunition that can be used in “military-style assault rifles,” and would discourage its customers from openly carrying guns in its stores, and would call on Congress to increase background checks and consider a new assault rifle ban. Walmart will also no longer sell handguns, and will sell what remains of the handgun ammunition it has, along with the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber ammunition that can be used in AR15s.

7. Bluegrass Cellular: Bans firearms. 303 north Main Street, Russellville, KY.

Contractors that I have personal experience with, and I will categorically NOT recommend:

1. Thomason’s Decorating Center – Russellville KY. Has no installation employees and relies on a list of contractors for installation. Allowed contractor to charge supplies to me without my permission. They then wash their hands of any issues that occur with installation.

1a. John Anderson – Russellville KY. Contractor for Thomason’s. Estimates mean nothing to this contractor. His estimate was roughly 60% higher than other contractors I talked to. He was available immediately so I agreed to pay his fee. He then added items to the final bill that nearly doubled his already HIGH estimate. Further, he was the contractor that charged basic supplies to my account at Thomason’s without my permission, that should have been covered in his estimate. Final cost of his installation was three times the initial estimate of the first contractor. Subsequent conversations with another contractor that I employed on a different project, indicated that Anderson has a reputation for doing this. Be warned…

2. John Mast – Auburn KY. Amish Contractor – formerly located at 2428 Pilot Knob Road, Auburn, KY 42206. (He moved in 2018 to Sandy Gap Road in Auburn, KY.) Yup this is the same Amish guy that went to jail rather than pay the fine that the City of Auburn levied on him for not having a receptacle tied to the back of his horse.

This guy also uses his sons cell phone for messaging. (1-270-772-2233 ) They show up on a job site with the traditional horse and buggy, as well as a crew cab pickup truck. Lunch time rolls around, and they all pack into the truck and head out for lunch.

I had him build a garage for me, and a carport on the back of the garage, for a 23 foot travel trailer. He did the measuring, design, and layout. The evening they finished, I felt sorry for the guy as he supplied all the materials without asking for a deposit. I was not able to put the trailer under the carport due to the concrete needing time to cure, so I payed him in full when he was ready to leave.

Sure enough, when the concrete was hard and I tried to put the trailer under the carport, I discovered he had made it too low, and the trailer wont fit under the roof.

I called him to come back and view the carport, and he agreed it needed to be raised, and would get it handled. This was in October 2018. Now, he won’t return calls and obviously has no intention of fixing his mistake. Again, beware… just because someone is religious, doesn’t mean they are honest or upright. This guy made my ‘Do Not Patronize’ list.

I ran into him at Lowe’s. He walked the other way with his head turned away as if he didn’t see me. I decided that this issue needed to be escalated in the Amish community. I talked to one of the local Amish Elders, and he recommended that I talk to John’s father. I brought photographs and a copy of the check along and discussed it with his father. Long story short, John was here today (September 13, 2019), just a few days after the conversation with his father, spent a few hours and resolved the issue… six weeks short of a year folks. Beware.

My compliments to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky. They no longer ban licensed possession of firearms on their premises. Well Done!

Here is a list of anti 2A businesses from an organization called “CCRKBA” That stands for “Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.”

20/20 VisionCheryl PlankCEO
A&M RecordsHerb AlpertCEO
AlleyCorpKevin RyanFounder and CEO
Alphabet, Inc.Sundar PichaiCEO
Amalgamated BankKeith MestrichPresident and CEO
AmbitionTravisTruettCo-Founder and CEO
AMC TheatresAdam AronCEO
AOL / Time WarnerJason KilarCEO
Ariel Investments LLCJohn W. Rogers, Jr.CEO
ArtsyMike SteibCEO
Ascend.ioSean KnappCo-Founder and CEO
AspirationAndrei ChernyCo-Founder and CEO
AT&TRandal StephensonCEO
AuraAbdur ChowdhuryCEO
BackpackFahim AzizFounder and CEO
Bad RobotFahim AzizFounder and CEO
Bain CapitalJohn ConnaughtonCo-Managing Partner / Co-Chairman
Bank of AmericaBrian MoynihanCEO
BeginRyan BlockCo-Founder
BetaworksJohn BorthwickFounder and CEO
Beyond MeatEthan BrownCo-Founder and CEO
Bloomberg LPPeter GrauerChairman
BonuslyRaphael Crawford-MarksCo-Founder and CEO
BratDarren LachtmanCo-Founder
Brookfield PropertyRic ClarkChairman
BrudTrevor McFedriesCEO
BumbleWhitney HerdCEO
Burger KingDaniel SchwartzCEO
CamblySameer ShariffCo-Founder
Catch & ReleaseAnalisa GoodinFounder and CEO
Cerebras SystemsAndrew FeldmanFounder and CEO
ChipotleBrian NiccolCEO
Circle MedicalGeorge FavvasCEO
ClassPassFritz LanmanCEO
ClearbitAlex MacCawCEO
CleverTyler BosmenyCEO
ClockwiseMatt MartinCo-Founder and CEO
CNNJeff ZuckerCEO
Color GenomicsOthman LarakiCo-Founder and CEO
ComcastBrian RobertsCEO
Conde NastRoger LynchCEO
CostcoCraig JelinekCEO
Credit KarmaKen LinFounder and CEO
CrunchbaseJager McConnellCEO
CuralateApu GuptaCo-Founder and CEO
CurtsyDavid OatesCo-Founder and CEO
DannonJuan DaltoCEO
Delta AirlinesEd BastianCEO
DICK’S Sporting GoodsEdward StackCEO
Disney CompanyBob ChapekCEO
DoorDashTony XuCo-Founder and CEO
Doxel, Inc.Saurabh LadhaCEO
EbayJamie IannoneCEO
EcolabDoug BakerChairman and CEO
EdelmanRichard EdelmanPresident and CEO
Elektra LabsAndy CoravosCo-Founder and CEO
Emerson CollectiveLaurene Powell JobsPresident
EnterpriseChrissy TaylorCEO
EventbriteJulia HartzCo-Founder and CEO
FarmsteadPradeep ElankumaranCo-Founder & CEO
Full PictureDesiree GruberCEO
FunderaJared HechtFounder and CEO
Gap Inc.Art PeckCEO
Gateway ComputersJames ColemanCEO
GELawrence CulpCEO
Goat GroupEddy LuCEO
GoldenJude GomilaFounder and CEO
Graphic PackagingMichael DossCEO
Group Nine MediaBen LererCo-Founder & CEO
GucciMarco BizzarriCEO
GuruRick NucciCo-Founder & CEO
Hallmark CardsMike PerryCEO
Hard Rock CafeJames AllenCEO
Havas GroupYannick BolloreCEO
HBORichard PleplerCEO
Hint, Inc.Kara GoldinFounder and CEO
HipDotJeff SellingerCo-Founder and CEO
HookedPrerna GuptaCEO
Horizon MediaBill KoenigsbergPresident CEO and Founder
HumbitionCyrus MassoumiManaging Partner
Impossible FoodsPatrick BrownMD, PhD, Founder and CEO
Insight PartnersJeff HoringCEO and Co-Founder
InterpublicMichael RothChairman and CEO
IntuitSasan GoodzariCEO
JOORKristin SaviliaCEO
Jumbo PrivacyPierre ValadeCEO
Kabbage Inc.Rob FrohweinCo-Founder and CEO
KadenaWilliam MartinoFounder and CEO
KangaJake Perlman-GarrCEO
Kenneth ColeKenneth ColeFounder and Chairmain
KnowableWarren ShaefferCo-Founder and CEO
LatticeJack AltmanCEO
Levi Strauss & Co.Chip BerghPresident and CEO
Los Angeles ClippersSteve BallmerOwner
Lucent TechnologiesPatricia RussoCEO
LyftLogan GreenCo-Founder and CEO
MesirowRichard PriceChairman and CEO
MetaProp.vcAaron BlockCo-Founder and Managing Director
MetLifeMichael KhalafCEO
MicrosoftSatya NadellaCEO
Modern FertilityAfton VecheryCo-Founder and CEO
MongoDB Inc.Dev IttycheriaPresident and CEO
MSNBCPhil GriffinCEO
MTVChris McCartheyCEO
NavientJohn RemonidCEO
NBC UniversalJeff ShellCEO
NCR Corp.Michael HayfordCEO
NeighborlandDan ParhamFounder and CEO
NewsCredShafqat IslamCEO
NextdoorSarah FriarCEO
Northwell HealthMichael DowlingPresident and CEO
NowThisAthan StephanopoulosPresident
NurxVarsha RaoCEO
Oaktree CapitalHoward MarksCo-Chairman
Oberndorf EnterprisesWilliam E. OberndorfChairman
OceansSteven RosenblattCo-Founder and General Partner
OfferUpNick HuzarCo-Founder and CEO
OktaTodd McKinnonCo-Founder and CEO
Omnicom GroupJohn WrenChairman and CEO
OpenpathJames SegilCo-Founder and President
Panera BreadNiren ChaudharyCEO
ParabolJordan HusneyCEO
ParavisionDoug AleyCEO
PaypalDavid SchulmanCEO
PinterestBen SilbermannCo-Founder and CEO
Plato DesignJohn MilinovichCEO
PostmatesBastian LehmannCo-Founder & CEO
PrestoRajat SuriCEO
PrimaChristopher GaviganFounder and CEO
Progressive InsuranceTricia GriffithCEO
PrologisHamid MoghadamChairman and CEO
Publicis GroupeArthur SadounChairman and CEO
QuartzyAdam RegelmannFounder and COO
RedditSteve HuffmanCEO
Ribbon HealthNate MaslakCo-Founder and CEO
RoZachariah ReitanoCo-Founder and CEO
RoofstockGary BeasleyCo-Founder and CEO
Royal Caribbean CruisesRichard FainCEO
RXR RealtyScott RechlerChairman and CEO
Sara LeeJohn BryanCEO
SelfMadeBrian SchechterCEO
Shake ShackDanny MeyerFounder
Shoptiques Inc.Olga VidishevaFounder and CEO
Showtime Cable NetworkDavid NevinsCEO
Shutterstock Inc.Jon OringerFounder and CEO
Sidewalk LabsDan DoctoroffCEO
SiftJason TanCEO
SkillshareMatt CooperCEO
SkySafeGrant JordanCEO
Small DoorJosh GuttmanCo-Founder and CEO
SmartAssetMichael CarvinCo-Founder and CEO
Snapdocs, Inc.Aaron KingFounder and CEO
Solve.ioNeil CapelCEO
SonicJ. Clifford HudsonCEO
Southwestern BellMark KeifferCEO
SplashBen HindmanCo-Founder and CEO
Square and TwitterJack DorseyCEO
SquarespaceAnthony CasalenaFounder and CEO
Standard BotsEvan BeardFounder and CEO
SubwayTrevor HaynesCEO
Sundia CorporationBradford OberwagerCEO
Sunlight HealthRoss FeinsteinCEO
SuperplasticPaul BudnitzCEO
SurveyMonkeyZander LurieCEO
SV AngelRon ConwayFounder
SymantecVincent PiletteCEO
ThirdLoveHeidi ZakCo-Founder and Co-CEO
Thisopenspace inc.Ashar NejatiCEO
Thrive CapitalJoshua KushnerFounder and Managing Partner
Thrive GlobalArianna HuffingtonFounder and CEO
ThunderCore Inc.Chris WangCEO
TillableCorbett KullCEO
TinderSean RadCEO
TOMSBlake MycoskieFounder and CEO
TwilioJeff LawsonCo-Founder and CEO
UberDara KhosrowshahiCEO
Uniform TeethMeghan JewittCEO
Viosera TherapeuticsNicholas GoldnerCo-Founder and CEO
Virtual KitchenKen ChongCEO
VoxerIrv RemediosCEO
VoyageOliver CameronCo-Founder and CEO
WatsiChase AdamCo-Founder and CEO
WayUpLiz WesselCo-Founder and CEO
WhalarNeil WallerCEO
WizelineBismarck LepeCEO
WPPMark ReadCEO, inc.Dennis MortensenFounder and CEO
Y CombinatorGeoff RalstonPresident
YelpJeremy StoppelmanCo-Founder and CEO
Yum BrandsGreg CreedCEO
ZolaShan-Lyn MaCo-Founder and CEO
Shake ShackDanny MeyerCEO
LA ClippersSteve BalmerOwner
Insight PartnersJeff HoringCEO


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