Make a lot of noise about restricting gun rights, or confiscating all together, and you’re guaranteed an upsurge in NRA (and other pro-gun groups) membership. Robert Gore is a member of the NRA, and proud of it. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
As left-wing advocacy groups and its mainstream media allies continue their daily bombardment of the National Rifle Association (NRA), desperately seeking to make gun enthusiast groups a scapegoat for the Parkland high school massacre, it now appears their efforts have embarrassingly backfired, having only succeeded in dramatically boosting memberships in the NRA and pro-gun groups, according to Time (magazine).
Over the past two weeks, leftist organizations mounted an all-out assault on the NRA, terrorizing their corporate partners on social media who offer discounts for NRA members. We have seen this before; the tactic is part of a Democrat-led agenda, and for the most part, it worked, as major corporations across the entire United States were forced through public and internal pressures to sever their NRA relationship.
According to CNN, here are some of the companies that have distanced themselves from the NRA over the past few weeks:
- Delta Air Lines: Delta said it’s ending discounted flights for NRA members. The airline said the decision reflected “the airline’s neutral status in the current debate over gun control.” Since then, Delta has faced a backlash from Georgia Republicans, who have responded by saying blocking a state tax break that would benefit the carrier.
- Avis Budget Group: Avis and Budget Rent a Car, which are owned by Avis Budget Group (CAR), said that both brands will stop offering discounts on car rentals to NRA members beginning March 26.
- First National Bank of Omaha: The bank said it will stop issuing an NRA-branded Visa card. A bank spokesperson said “customer feedback” prompted a review of its partnership with the NRA, and it chose not to renew its current contract.
- MetLife: The insurance giant said it’s ending discounts on home and auto insurance for NRA members.
- TrueCar: The car buying service said its partnership with the NRA would end February 28.
- United Airlines: United will no longer offer discounts on flights to the NRA’s annual meeting.
To continue reading: NRA, Gun Groups See Membership Soar After Florida Massacre