Decisions called “a shameful display of political and civic cowardice”…
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) The Parkland, Florida school shooting caused the media and anti-gun activists to lash out at the National Rifle Association, despite evidence that the FBI and local police did not respond to the threat.
The bad publicity surrounding the NRA led many major corporations to sever ties with the Second Amendment advocacy group.
“Since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, a number of companies have decided to sever their relationship with the NRA, in an effort to punish our members who are doctors, farmers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, nurses, shop owners and school teachers that live in every American community,” the NRA said in a statement.
The group vowed to fight back against the corporate attacks on their members, inspired by a coordinated campaign by radical leftists attempting to financially harm its lobbying efforts.
NRA called the companies’ decisions “a shameful display of political and civic cowardice.”
“In time,” NRA stated, “these brands will be replaced by others who recognize that patriotism and determined commitment to Constitutional freedoms are characteristics of a marketplace they very much want to serve.”
The First National Bank of Omaha started the corporate exit from NRA relationships.
Customer feedback prompted the bank not to renew its contract with the NRA and stop issuing special NRA-sponsored Visa cards, the New York Times reported.
Two airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines, along with two moving companies, Allied Van Lines and North American Van Lines, followed by removing NRA information from their websites and ending discounts and special offers for NRA members.
Five rental car companies — Avis Budget Group, Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise, and National — discontinued discounts for NRA members, too.
Insurance companies joined in: MetLife and Chubb ended their relationships with the NRA.
Finally, TrueCar, SimpliSafe, and Symantec ended their programs.
“The law-abiding members of the NRA had nothing at all to do with the failure of that school’s security preparedness, the failure of America’s mental health system, the failure of the National Instant Check System or the cruel failures of both federal and local law enforcement,” the NRA said.