Kirsters Baish| It’s important that every single member of the NRA and every single American who supports the Second Amendment sees the following list, because these companies don’t want your business. There are some well known brands who are cutting all business ties with the National Rifle Association. This is all following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida earlier this month.
That’s not all. The list of companies who ended programs for NRA members got longer as corporations caved into the anti-Second Amendment movement.
The companies who have cut ties as of February 24, 2018 are:
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, First National Bank of Omaha, Avis Car Rental, Allied Van Lines, Budget Rent-A-Car, Chubb, Delta Airlines, Hertz Rent-A-Car, MetLife, North American Van Lines, TrueCar, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Symantec and United Airlines.
It didn’t take long for conservative commentators to remind them that these businesses are basically telling millions of Americans to go screw themselves and are dumbly turning away business.
During an appearance on Fox News, Tony Katz stated, “People should study that list. This is the list of companies that don’t believe in freedom of thought… or freedom of expression. This is a list of people who haven’t thought through what it is they’re actually saying, and what they’re saying is: How dare you think differently, we punish you for it.”
The anchor who was talking to Katz, Leland Vittert, explained that companies such as MetLife grant discounts to other politically active organizations, not just the NRA. This includes members of the Teamsters, but NRA members are being excluded and singled out from every single discount program.
Katz stated, “Now they’re basing business practice on thought policing. And that has to be dealt with.” He continued on to tell NRA members to think again about if they really wanted to give money to companies who don’t seem to want their business.
The host explained, “You have to make them hurt to make them understand that they can’t thought-police America.”
Katz has a point. These companies are going after people based on something that liberal activists claimed. NRA members really haven’t done anything wrong. What’s worse is that they are shunning law-abiding citizens for believing in supporting something that is written in our country’s Constitution.
NRA members have passed background checks and are responsible gun owners. These people want to minimize crime and support gun safety classes. These are not the people these companies should be shunning.
Conservative Tribune wrote:
It’s virtue signalling, plain and simple. Cutting off discount programs for an NRA member who wants to rent a car will do nothing, absolutely zilch, to stop the next school shooter, but these companies want to pretend that they’re “helping.”
Politicians, the media, and companies all seem to forget that the National Rifle Association is not a rogue group that came out of nowhere, but is made up of everyday Americans who simply share common interests and views. Those people’s voices count, and their dollars do, too.
There are about five million official NRA members, and according to a Pew study, nearly 10 million additional people identify as supporters of the NRA although their membership has lapsed or they are part of a household that has a membership.
It’s time that we start seriously thinking about who we are giving our business to. If companies don’t want our business we should be taking it somewhere that it is appreciated.