Doesn't sound like a way to "win friends and influence people".
Great excuse to say neener neener neener to people we disagree with though.
Companies are so interconnected and ownership so nebulous it's hard to say if a royalty a S&W, for instance, goes to the gun maker or the company that owns the gun maker.
Sometimes you have to accept that part of your actions may have negative consequences. It's just part of living in the world.