As a kid, I never really knew what the expression “vote with your feet” meant. I’d heard old timers throw it around when discussing politics, their fraternal groups, jobs, etc. But when companies recently instituted policies raising the age for purchase of a firearm from 18 to 21, the chest-thumping took off. Boycott is the word of the day when someone is upset. Unfair animal conditions? Boycott the chicken companies. A candy bar company provides funding to a non-profit with which you disagree? Boycott the chocolate!

When it comes to the companies involved in Oregon, however, some of the major grocery chains (including Fred Meyer,vis-à-vis Kroger, and Wal-Mart) have faced backlash from folks who disagree with the age increase. Some have taken strong stances, indicating they’d vote with their feet and shop elsewhere. It’s hard to picture some of these people outright boycotting Wal-Mart and Fred Meyer in all reality, but if they did, this is what I imagine it would look like.