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Well looks like just because you have money doesn't mean you have the common sense of an idiot. Dear old obnoxious Dan got his butt handed to him today after he donated money twice to the Obama election. He was impressed with an Obama speech. While he claims that he also donated to the McCain camp, there are no records of it. The Board of Directors, hearing about how upset the gun owners of America were about it, they handed him his pink slip. Here's the USA Today article about the donations:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politic...ez-money_N.htm

Here's the Cooper Rifles website and the notice of termination:
http://www.cooperfirearms.com/

It's hard to believe that a man who is in the rifle business would contribute to a candidate that is more out spoken about limiting your rights to own a gun than anybody in recent history. It's mind boggling to think that these are the executives running America today. It's no wonder we are in the sad shape financially that we are. Only thing I can say is Dan, don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.
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Too little too late. Ouch
 
Wonder about Dan Coopers stock interestWhatever and golden parachute.Looker I dont think I want a Cooper any more.  They can start making barrels with no holes in them now- Cooper Display guns- they even look like the real thing like they used to have back before 08.
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Poor Dan,
He's under the delusion that Obama doesn't want to take HIS guns just those evil black rifles and pistols used by street thugs.  Good for Cooper Arms board. Hand the man his hat and show him the door! 
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      AND STAY OUT !!!!
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How are you gonna hand him his hat and show him the door when he still owns the company?

Until the Cooper changes names and owners, the income will still go to his pockets!!!


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He does not own the company.  It is incorporated meaning it is owned by shareholders.  He may own some of the shares, but unless he owns 51 percent or more they (the shareholders and directors) can force him out of authority.  But that being said if he is a shareholder which I am sure he is he could become a real pain in their ass if he wanted to.

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Thats why I'm staying away from Cooper, until this is all clear.
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Look and see who the Board Chair is!! He's also the CEO
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That does not matter that he is the CEO or the board chair.  The shareholders appoint who the directors are.  If they and the other directors say he is out then he is out.  That is again unless he owns the controlling share of the company.  
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WOW, sure seems like a poor decision by Dan. Time to pull the ripcord on that golden parachute I guess.
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Un-freaking-believable.    When Smith & Wesson did a dumb thing we attributed it to the fact that they were then being owned by a British concern......but a MONTANA gun company...formerly associated with Kimber???  Oh My God!! 
 
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Well, in retrospect, it looks like this betrayal was confined to just Dan Cooper, and the rest of Cooper Firearms management stepped up to the plate and fired the guy.  They made a public statement that the company itself doesn't support Obama.  I don't know what more they could have done under the circumstances, and I'm not sure that the company and its employees should be punished by gun owners any further due to the actions of its former CEO if they fired him.  After all, we forgave Smith and Wesson once they were aquired by different owners following their fiasco.  At no time did Cooper Firearms itself ever endorse Obama from what I can tell, and as soon as Dan Cooper's contributions came to light, the company immediately distanced itself from him. 
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Well, in retrospect, it looks like this betrayal was confined to just Dan Cooper, and the rest of Cooper Firearms management stepped up to the plate and fired the guy.  They made a public statement that the company itself doesn't support Obama.  I don't know what more they could have done under the circumstances, and I'm not sure that the company and its employees should be punished by gun owners any further due to the actions of its former CEO if they fired him.  After all, we forgave Smith and Wesson once they were aquired by different owners following their fiasco.  At no time did Cooper Firearms itself ever endorse Obama from what I can tell, and as soon as Dan Cooper's contributions came to light, the company immediately distanced itself from him. 


I agree Ted, Coopers' board did the right thing, nothing personal, just a good business decision.   I have guys (Hunters mind you) at work who think Obama is not anti-gun ownership.  That's when I wonder what plant they have been living on.
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Montana's Business Website


Name: COOPER FIREARMS OF MONTANA, INC.
ID #: D094226
Type: GENERAL BUSINESS
Jurisdiction State: MT
Status: ACTIVE
Status Reason: GOOD STANDING

Status Dates
Expiration Date:
Date of Incorporation: 03/27/1998
Last AR Filed: 01/24/2008
Suspension:
Inactive Date:
Diss/Widthdr/Revoke:

Additional Info
Term: PERP
Shares: 5000000.00
Purpose Code: MANUFACTURING-GENERAL

Agent
Registered Agent: DANIEL COOPER
Address 1: 4004 HWY 93 N
Address 2: PO BOX 114
City: STEVENSVILLE
State: MT
Zip: 59870-0000


Dan Cooper is the majority owner and agent of 
COOPER FIREARMS OF MONTANA, INC.


Good luck in believing you can just get rid of him.


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That does not say he is the majority owner, all it says is he is the agent.  Whomever the board assigns to be the agent for registration is that agent at the time, which just happens to typically be the CEO.  The amount of shares listed is how many the business has total, not how many Cooper has.  If this was the case then the board could not have asked him to step down.  There would be absolutely nothing they could do about it.  He could fire everyone of them and the employees for going against him.  It does not appear that is happening. 

Here is the same thing for the bank I work at.

Name Type City Status
UTAH INDEPENDENT BANK Corporation SALINA Active
Business Name:
UTAH INDEPENDENT BANK
Entity Number:
682281-0142
Registration Date:
07/26/1977
State of Origin:
UT

 
Address
 
  55 S STATE BX 9
  SALINA, UT 84654

 
Status
Status:
Active
Status Description:
Good Standing
This Status Date:
N/A
Last Renewed:
05/30/2008
License Type:
Corporation - Domestic - Profit
Delinquent Date:
07/26/2009

 
Registered Agent
Registered Agent:
CRAIG A. WHITE

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Address Line 1:
55 SOUTH STATE ST.
Address Line 2:
BOX 9
City:
SALINA
State:
UT
Zip:
84654

 
Additional Information
NAICS Code: 5221
NAICS Title: 5221-Depository Credit Intermediation
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Originally posted by Brock_Brett Brock_Brett wrote:

Dan Cooper is the majority owner and agent of  COOPER FIREARMS OF MONTANA, INC.


Good luck in believing you can just get rid of him.


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Cooper is publicly traded, and the board of directors did, in fact, fire him. 
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-10-30-gun-ceo-ousted_N.htm
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What did he expect and if he truely believes that Obama is all for the 2nd amendment, he not only is dumb, he's also nuts.
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Originally posted by Average Joe Average Joe wrote:



Here's the Cooper Rifles website and the notice of termination:
http://www.cooperfirearms.com/




It appears to have been pulled.

The history link seems to have been updated. http://www.cooperfirearms.com/history.html

Last paragraph:

Dan Cooper founded Cooper Firearms, Inc. and is the founder of Cooper Firearms of Montana, Inc. He is a 1979 graduate of Lewis and Clark College and is known as the first person in modern history to hike the entire length of the Continental Divide from Mexico to the Bering Strait (North American Divide Expedition, 1980-1985). Dan is a former employee of Kimber of Oregon and Cooper Firearms, Inc.
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I think Dan should be deported to Chicago or New York.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

I think Dan should be deported to Chicago or New York.


Looks like he's heading in that direction. Smile
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Bye-bye Danny-boy! Howdy
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