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Americans are boycotting companies that support the National Rifle Association.
And if the average gun owner is less inclined to fire a gun – and less inclined to attend an NRA convention – perhaps that might explain some of the findings, he said. The research also shows that people who live in areas where NRA conventions are held, injury rates dropped around 50 percent. These tendencies, coupled with the NRA’s voter mobilization machine, have long spurred Republican office seekers to make guns a centerpiece of their campaign platforms.
Conservative commentators immediately called for their listeners to boycott companies or products cutting ties with the NRA, framing it as a repression of free speech.
But the NRA still has a powerful friend in their membership, which contributes impressively to the organization’s lobbying arm. Then the team compared how many gun injuries occurred during NRA convention dates with the number of injuries that took place on identical days in surrounding weeks.
We have a responsibility also, and can do our part by not voting for any politician backed by the NRA.
Despite those indicators, Smith described No NRA Money as a national “grassroots effort that came together online, from parents in particular”, and its efforts include attempts to get vows from candidates and voters to reject any affiliations or support from the NRA.
On February 24, the New York Times published an article detailing the complex system that fuels the NRA and has enabled its dominance.
In the immediate aftermath of the country’s latest mass school shooting, companies that offered everything from NRA-emblazoned credit cards to hotel discounts pulled the plug on their partnerships with the more than 5 million-member group.
The NRA defended itself with a statement: “Since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, a number of companies have made a decision to sever their relationship with the NRA, in an effort to punish our members who are doctors, farmers, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, nurses, shop owners and school teachers that live in every American community”. Those customers include 86 firearms manufacturers and dealers, including almost every major company in the business, like Smith & Wesson, Colt, Glock, SIG Sauer, and the NRA itself.
Among automobile renters, Enterprise Holdings (parent company of Enterprise, Alamo, and National), as well as Hertz, Avis and Budget, have all bailed on the NRA.
Delta Air Lines: Delta said it’s ending discounted flights for NRA members.
Lockton: The insurance company said it will “discontinue providing brokerage services for NRA-endorsed insurance programs”. Companies have become more aware of public sentiment that can be amplified over Twitter and other platforms.
Monday, in a lengthy statement, FedEx said it opposes assault weapons but would not cave to political pressure and would not stop offering discounted shipping rates to NRA members.
Name SearchWatch Service’ FedEx Corp. released a statement saying that would continue to offer discounts to National Rifle Association members despite differing opinions on gun legislation, the Memphis-based company released a follow up statement addressing the backlash.
Companies that opted to do nothing face no less pressure.
Tim Hentschel, the CEO of HotelPlanner.com, told Fox Business on Wednesday his company will continue to honor its contract with the NRA because it’s about “classic hospitality”. “We’re about hospitality, welcoming all guests”.