Kirsters Baish| Liberals in America are doing everything in their power to get corporations to cut all ties with the NRA after the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida last month. Some companies are caving under the pressure and putting the nix on all deals with the NRA and semi-automatic rifle manufacturers. Visa has decided to reject the calls to cut ties with semi-automatic rifle manufacturers. The corporation made the announcement saying that it isn’t their job to “set restrictions on the sale of lawful goods and services.”
The announcement was made after an anti-Second Amendment campaign began when numerous corporations began cutting ties with the NRA. Breitbart reported, “It also follows a New York Times’ suggestion that Visa and Mastercard could circumvent Congress and restrict ‘assault weapon’ sales by refusing business with ‘assault weapon’ manufacturers and/or dealers.”
CBS San Fransisco reported that Visa was given the petition with 150,000 signatures on it which asked the credit card company to halt processing purchases of “assault weapons.” Visa’s response was not quite what liberals had in mind. The company wrote, “We do not believe Visa should be in the position of setting restrictions on the sale of lawful goods and services.”
Other companies such as the First National Bank of Omaha have caved under the pressure of the anti-Second Amendment movement. The bank has announced that they will be withdrawing their NRA branded credit card. It wasn’t long before Enterprise Holdings (the parent company of Enterprise, Alamo, and National car rental brands) announced that they would be ending their discount program for NRA members as well.
A spokesman for First National Bank of Omaha, Kevin C. Langin, stated, “Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the N.R.A. As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the N.R.A. Visa Card.”
It’s sad to see companies caving under the pressure of such an anti-American movement. The Second Amendment was put into place in order to protect the rights and the lives of American citizens. It’s shocking that liberals would rather strip all Americans of their right to defend themselves than allow Americans to carry guns, which could protect citizens from criminals. What liberals don’t seem to understand is the fact that making drugs illegal didn’t stop the drug problem in America. In fact, the drug problem in our country is worse than it has ever been. Why would banning guns make our country a better place? All banning guns will do is make it harder for law-abiding American citizens to defend themselves. Criminals will keep on being criminals, which means that making guns illegal will not prevent any crime from happening. Banning guns will not stop mass shootings. Banning guns could in fact allow mass shooters to kill even more innocent victims as no one would be able to defend themselves.
At least Visa is standing by the Constitution.