Controversy & Coffee – Black Rifle Coffee Company Interview, Evan Hafer
With the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and companies backing away from the NRA in response, what is BRCC’s stance given its clear pro-gun foundation?
Evan Hafer: Being pro-Second Amendment is something I and our company will always be. Mainly because I don’t believe that we should sacrifice our individual freedoms for security. In 1755, Benjamin Franklin said, “Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” I agree wholeheartedly with that sentiment. To specifically address the NRA though, look, it’s a massive organization. We support the positive initiatives they have like their focus on gun safety and educating our youth on the proper handling of firearms, among other great programs they have. I’m sure there are things I disagree with them on too, but I could say the same about any organization of that size.
When you see negativity about your company, what goes through your head?
Evan Hafer: I think the country has gone a little crazy. People from both sides of the political spectrum have abandoned efforts to come to legitimate solutions, based on facts, that will help our country. …Read the Rest