In case you have not heard this story Travis Vonseggern and Bill Jackson own Maple Creek Gunsmithing in Fremont, Neb. The store offers gunsmithing, guns, ammo, and firearms training. They recently entered the Staples PUSH It Forward Contest hoping to win a $50,000 marketing campaign for their small business. But a few days later, the men received a rejection email: Were sorry, but your small business entry into the Staples PUSH It Forward Contest has been rejected for the following reason(s): Entry contains content that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message; is obscene or offensive; or endorses any form of hate or hate group. The email also stated that Staples reserves the right to reject any entry that they deem is not in accordance with the official rules. Jackson said he was shocked that Staples considered their business to be on par with drug dealers and criminals. I was blown away, he told Fox News. I couldnt believe what I was reading. A Staples spokesperson confirmed to Fox News that they do not allow businesses that deal in firearms from entering the contest. Jackson said he went from disgusted to angry. They lumped us in with criminals, he said. Jackson and Vonseggern are Army veterans and Vonseggern was awarded a Purple Heart. Everything in our store is patriotic, Vonseggern said. For us to be classified as a drug dealer or obscene and offensive is hurtful to our feelings.