The left has been going all in on a push to get companies to cut ties from the NRA since the Parkland high school shooting. They are aiming bots and all sorts of folks on social media at companies connected to the NRA, claiming that they a “child murderers” despite the fact that the NRA had nothing to do with the crime. And the effort is bearing some fruit.
Several companies have cut the business agreements that they have had with the NRA.
“Several social media users pressured companies listed as working with the NRA on discounts and other programs to drop their affiliation,” reported Fox News.
“Initially, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and First National Bank of Omaha – which sponsored an NRA-related credit card – cut ties with the Virginia-based gun rights and safety organization,” Fox continued.
But it didn’t stop there. As corporations caved to hysterical anti-Second Amendment voices, the list of brands that purposely ended their programs for NRA members grew.
As of Feb. 24, 2018, those companies 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.
But they may have underestimated the blowback that they are going to get by telling gun owners and those that believe in the Constitution that they are no longer interested in their business.
Conservatives are now calling for a boycott of these companies to impress upon them the importance of the Constitution.
“People should study that list,” radio host Tony Katz declared during a Fox News appearance. “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.”
Leland Vittert, the Fox anchor speaking to Katz, pointed out that companies like MetLife give discounts to other politically active organizations besides the NRA, including members of the Teamsters. Yet NRA members have been singled out to be excluded from those discount programs.
“Now they’re basing business practice on thought policing,” Katz responded. “And that has to be dealt with.” He then called on NRA members to think twice about whether they wanted to continue giving money to brands that apparently didn’t want their business.
“You have to make them hurt to make them understand that they can’t thought-police America,” the conservative host explained.
No NRA members are not responsible for mass shootings. Not one NRA members has ever been a mass shooter. NRA members are your neighbors, responsible gun owners who support gun safety.
It’s scary that these businesses are buying the Democratic line so completely, hook, line and sinker.
Denying the NRA money or having them cancel a discount program wouldn’t do one thing to stop a mass shooter.
But it makes those on the left think they are ‘doing something.’ Exactly who is it stopping from committing a crime?
If they somehow managed to remove all the NRA’s money, it still wouldn’t stop one shooter. Nor would it stop people who support the Second Amendment from fighting on behalf of the Constitution.
Because what they don’t understand is that the NRA isn’t powerful because of money. It’s not really even powerful at all. What’s powerful is the people behind that belief and defense of the Second Amendment. And that belief has nothing whatever to do with money.
But while every company can certainly make its own decisions on the topic, these companies may find that they will suffer big time when these people remove their business from them because they refuse to support the Constitution.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]