• Ralphf

    When they say they can’t cobrand with gun manufacturers, they can’t be more anti gun than that. Bye Bye to my donations. I’ll find another organization to partner with one who supports the constitution and the importance of firearms to protect the innocent and provide a cushion against tyranny.

    • sniper74

      I looked this up on their Facebook page. It’s not that they are against guns of knives, but rather the ROI on spending advertisement dollars on guns or knives is not there. They are not getting that much money back from the products that they are co-branding. It’s not that they are against guns or knives, it’s just that they are not getting enough money in return for going into a co-branding business with another company.

      It would be like them shutting down all advertisements for it because they are not getting enough donations back from direct marketing.

      They are still allowing sporting events, and shooting events to raise money for them. But co-branding with a company like Gerber, they are just not getting enough money back from that relationship.

      • bullet2354

        They better just come out with a significant PRO 2A statement to clarify their “marketing” problems…

  • Ralphf

    Roger that. Thanks.

  • Ralphf

    No they won’t. They are so tolerant they try to destroy us personally and professionally because they are afraid of real ideas.

  • Ralphf

    I agree. Now HE was jumping to a conclusion.

  • Ralphf

    You can still tell the truth in your speech and say you just found out

  • sniper74

    They are not Anti-Gun or Anti-Knives. This entire article is taken out of context. Look them up on Facebook. They are just not doing co-branding which is where they sponsor a product made by brand xzy. So that product isn’t doing that well and they are not getting back the money they put into it.

  • sniper74

    Why is it the dumbest comment? If you did your research the article above is not reporting the facts at all. They are not doing cobranding because they are not getting a good ROI. Can’t fault WWP for that at all.

    They are still allowing shooting events and gun shows and other events to raise money for them.

    WWP is about the warriors, NOT guns or knives. So if they are not making money by advertising their product using co-branding knives or guns, then so be it. They are deciding to instead of investing money by co-branding something, to take that money and invest it in something else. That’s the sign of a true businessman and the type that is looking out for the money of the project rather than just spending it.

  • sniper74

    Actually, do some more research before you jump down a charities throat. They didn’t say they were anti-gun or anti-knives like the article is making it out to be. They are just ending the co-branding of products. They are not making the money they spent on the project back. So they are going to invest that money in other ways.

    They still allow gun shows and knife shows to raise money for them. Read up on the reasoning before jumping down their throat and just saying you aren’t donating. After all, aren’t you supposed to be donating to help the returning vets rather than a gun club?

  • sniper74

    This is taken right from their Facebook page. They are not Anti-gun.

    We’ve
    had a lot of questions recently that started when we declined an
    opportunity to appear on Gun Talk Radio. We want to clarify and help
    answer some questions. We have seen through this process that the
    language on our website and our response to the invitation to appear on
    the show weren’t clear, and we are working on clarifying our approach.
    There is now much inaccurate information about WWP being anti-gun
    rights, an issue as an apolitical organization we do not take a stance
    on. We understand and appreciate that many of our Alumni are gun
    owners, and we facilitate multiple hunting and outdoor opportunities for
    our Wounded Warriors throughout the year.

    In the past, we made
    our logo available to appear on wide variety of products, including
    guns. As an organization, we owe it to our donors and constituents to
    maximize the return on investment of our dollars and brand. We are
    always looking at our business practices and whether we should continue
    with them in the future. In the case of cobranding, we’ve decided that
    we’re not going to offer our logo to appear on weapons anymore – whether
    they’re guns, knives, bows, swords, or any other type of weapon. There
    are still a few of the guns around for sale that had licensed our logo
    years ago, but there aren’t any new ones being made. This is purely a
    business decision based on a review of a return on investment,
    especially when compared with other types of cobranding ventures.

    Regarding the question of donations and events, we do permit
    fundraisers that are shooting- and gun-related, such as gun raffles,
    shooting competitions, etc., and we’re incredibly appreciative of those
    who are willing to give their time to host or participate in an event.
    Likewise, we gratefully accept donations from companies and individuals
    connected with the gun industry.

    As indicated above, we know that
    hunting and shooting sporting events can be very therapeutic for many
    of the Wounded Warriors we serve, and we’re happy to work with the
    community to make these types of events available to our Alumni. Hunting
    and shooting sport enthusiasts are an incredibly supportive and
    generous community, and we’ve been honored by how often folks have
    opened their land and homes, and volunteered their time to make these
    types of events possible for our Alumni. We’re so sorry if it seemed
    that we didn’t appreciate that support with our confusing communication
    of a business decision. It certainly wasn’t our intention!

    I hope
    this post provides some clarity and helps answer some questions. We
    welcome the opportunity to have a warrior on Gun Talk Radio to discuss
    how hunting or events of the like have supported their recovery. We
    responded too quickly to his request and should have delved a bit
    deeper.

  • sniper74

    All of you who are jumping down the chute of saying your wont donate, here is their response directly from their facebook page. They are NOT anti-gun, anti-knives, anti-bows. They are just ending the co-branding side of their marketing program because they are not making any money on that.

    We’ve
    had a lot of questions recently that started when we declined an
    opportunity to appear on Gun Talk Radio. We want to clarify and help
    answer some questions. We have seen through this process that the
    language on our website and our response to the invitation to appear on
    the show weren’t clear, and we are working on clarifying our approach.
    There is now much inaccurate information about WWP being anti-gun
    rights, an issue as an apolitical organization we do not take a stance
    on. We understand and appreciate that many of our Alumni are gun
    owners, and we facilitate multiple hunting and outdoor opportunities for
    our Wounded Warriors throughout the year.

    In the past, we made
    our logo available to appear on wide variety of products, including
    guns. As an organization, we owe it to our donors and constituents to
    maximize the return on investment of our dollars and brand. We are
    always looking at our business practices and whether we should continue
    with them in the future. In the case of cobranding, we’ve decided that
    we’re not going to offer our logo to appear on weapons anymore – whether
    they’re guns, knives, bows, swords, or any other type of weapon. There
    are still a few of the guns around for sale that had licensed our logo
    years ago, but there aren’t any new ones being made. This is purely a
    business decision based on a review of a return on investment,
    especially when compared with other types of cobranding ventures.

    Regarding the question of donations and events, we do permit
    fundraisers that are shooting- and gun-related, such as gun raffles,
    shooting competitions, etc., and we’re incredibly appreciative of those
    who are willing to give their time to host or participate in an event.
    Likewise, we gratefully accept donations from companies and individuals
    connected with the gun industry.

    As indicated above, we know that
    hunting and shooting sporting events can be very therapeutic for many
    of the Wounded Warriors we serve, and we’re happy to work with the
    community to make these types of events available to our Alumni. Hunting
    and shooting sport enthusiasts are an incredibly supportive and
    generous community, and we’ve been honored by how often folks have
    opened their land and homes, and volunteered their time to make these
    types of events possible for our Alumni. We’re so sorry if it seemed
    that we didn’t appreciate that support with our confusing communication
    of a business decision. It certainly wasn’t our intention!

    I hope
    this post provides some clarity and helps answer some questions. We
    welcome the opportunity to have a warrior on Gun Talk Radio to discuss
    how hunting or events of the like have supported their recovery. We
    responded too quickly to his request and should have delved a bit
    deeper.

  • Mort Leith

    Just canceled my WWP monthly donation ….

    Especially after I heard they refuse donations from gun manufacturers etc…
    The Atlanta WWP office also tried to sugar-coat it, like most liberals do,, but I canceled anyway

  • Roger

    Why can’t they just help the vets and do good things without getting involved in the politics of guns and knives? Oh well, they just lost another $100/month…so sad.

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