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Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Inc.
P.O. Box 270143
Hartford, WI 53027

Phone (262) 673-9745
Fax (262) 673-9746


January 26, 2000

Levi Strauss Supporting Gun Prohibitionists

Levi Strauss, the makers of the jeans we are so fond of buying, is taking your money and contributing heavily to PAX. PAX is anorganization circulating a petition to broaden the reach of the federal government to disarm America. Their web site can be found at http://www.paxusa.com/. If you value your right to keep and bear arms and are righteously outraged that Levi Strauss is using the profits from the jeans you wear to take away your constitutional right to own firearms, take a moment to e-mail them and express your outrage! Send your e-mail to levistrauss@levi.com. Below is the template response you will receive from Levi Strauss. No matter. Perhaps a few thousand e-mails clogging their Inbox with commitments to no longer purchase their jeans and denim clothing until they stop using YOUR money to disassemble the Second Amendment will cause them to reconsider their peerless audacity. Do it now! Our freedom cannot be placed on hold.

In liberty,
Rabbi R. Mermelstein

levistrauss@levi.com wrote:

> Thank you for taking the time to write us. Customer feedback is
> very important to us and we appreciate you taking the time to
> express your opinions on this issue.
>
> PAX is a non-profit, anti-violence organization dedicated
> to the vision of a society free of gun violence. Levi Strauss
> & Co. supports PAX's goal to bring all Americans together
> to support common sense solutions to the gun violence
> epidemic.
>
> Levi Strauss & Co. believes all students should have
> the opportunity to learn in a safe environment, free of
> violence. Our support of PAX is not an effort to deny citizens
> their right to own guns, but rather to find effective ways to
> help put an end to gun violence among youth.
>
> We appreciate your taking the time to write us and to express your
> thoughts about this important issue. Your feedback is important to
> us and your opinions have been shared with senior management.
>
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Jessica
> Levi Strauss & Co.
> jescor1643075
>

See also http://www.jpfo.org/rabbi158.htm

Addendum, January 27:

A staff writer from Guns & Ammo magazine brought this web page to myattention after we sent out yesterday's Alert regarding Levi Strauss andCo.'s support of PAX, an avowed foe of lawful gun owners. Here, LeviStrauss spells out clearly on their web site that their anti-gunagenda is a carbon copy of Handgun Control, Inc., and all the otherdismantlers of the Second Amendment. If you haven't yet e-mailed LeviStrauss to put them on notice that you will no longer purchase theirproducts, please take the time to do so! Let's let them know they arebiting the hands that feed them!

Point your browser to http://www.levismusic.com/fuse99/pax_petition.htmlfor a real eye opening experience.

Addendum, February 19:

Levi Strauss & Co. has its worldwide and LSA headquarters in San Francisco at Levi's Plaza.

Levi Strauss & Co.
1155 Battery Street
P.O. Box 7215
San Francisco, CA 94120-6914
telephone: 415-501-6000

Addendum, April 28:

Use the link below to access the website that hosts a petition to makeyour voice heard to Levi Strauss that you will no longer purchase theirproducts until they get out of the anti-gun political action business.LS & Co. is contributing large sums of money to PAX, an avowed enemy ofall gun owners.

http://www.i-charity.net/sw.cgi/ptn/45/thref/89


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