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A friend sent this E mail to me. After reading it, I just coudn't get it out of my thoughts, so I decided I'd post it to my fellow shooters for comments and perhaps a bit of action.. Does the word BOYCOTT seem appropriate??

Who Own's Target Stores

Wasn't it last Christmas that Target refused to let the Salvation Army ring their bells in front of their stores?

Dick Forrey of the Vietnam Veterans Association wrote.

'Recently we asked the local TARGET store to be a proud
sponsor of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during our
spring recognition event.

We received the following reply
from the local TARGET management:
' Veterans do not meet our
area of giving. We only donate to the arts, social action
groups, gay & lesbian causes, and education.'

So I'm thinking, if the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and
veterans in general, do not meet their donation criteria,
then something is really wrong at this TARGET store. We were
not asking for thousands of dollars, not even hundreds, just
a small sponsorship for a memorial remembrance.

As a follow-up, I E-mailed the TARGET U.S. Corporate
Headquarters and their response was the same.
That's their
national policy.

Then I looked into the company further.
They will not allow
the Marines to collect for 'Toys for Tots' at any of their
stores. And during the recent Iraq deployment, they would
not allow families of employees who were called up for
active duty to continue their insurance coverage while
they were on military service. Then as I dig further,

is a French-owned corporation.

Now, I'm thinking again. If TARGET cannot support American
Veterans, then why should my family and I support their
stores by spending our hard earned Ame rican dollars!

have their profits sent to France .

Without the American
Vets, where would France be today?

'They, most likely would be speaking German and trading in Deutsch Marks'

Dick Forrey
Veterans Helping Veterans

Please send this on to everyone you know
to let Target know
we don't need them either !

Shoot Often & Well


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williray I agree with the content of this thread whole heartedly as far as I am concerned Target can take their store and go back to France.

I am always amazed when the Wal-Mart bashers start their gripping about Wal-Mart. Yet when I worked for Wal-Mart any local or national charity that presented itself favorably could use the Wal-Mart name to support their cause. Wal-mart is a huge supporter of children's causes.

Bob Lawless

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The Target Corporation is a publicly-held, US-based firm headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to Target's headquarters, a French-owned company, AXA, owns 42 million shares of Target stock, but that only totals approximately less than 5% of Target's shares.

For whatever its worth, that is what it is...

God Bless our beloved country and our Troops that protect it!

Happy Holidays!
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