As could be expected, the NRA came out swinging against the corporations that immediately caved to an orchestrated cyberbullying campaign to pull discounts from members.
Nearly every national car rental company, United and Delta airlines, insurance companies MetLife and Chubb and a handful of others quickly rolled over out of fear that the fascistic little demon of a school shooting survivor that the media keeps trotting out would be mean to them.
As a veteran of the corporate gulag system, I can say with a good deal of conviction that there is nothing as gutless as the invertebrates who have worked their way up the ladder by much ass-sucking to land an upper management slot so it’s not exactly a stunner to see how NRA members were treated.
With that being said, the NRA is not an organization that is easily bullied and fought back by calling out the sniveling corporate shits.
Let it be absolutely clear. The loss of a discount will neither scare nor distract one single NRA member from our mission to stand and defend the individual freedoms that have always made America the greatest nation in the world. #StandandFight #NRA #2A https://t.co/4kzNq9GDLq
— NRA (@NRA) February 25, 2018
The NRA’s official statement:
The more than five million law-abiding members of the National Rifle Association have enjoyed discounts and cost-saving programs from many American corporations that have partnered with the NRA to expand member benefits.
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, fire fighters, nurses, shop owners and school teachers that live in every American community. We are men and women who represent every American ethnic group, every one of the world’s religions and every form of political commitment.
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.
Despite that, some corporations have decided to punish NRA membership in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice. In time, 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.
Let it be absolutely clear. The loss of a discount will neither scare nor distract one single NRA member from our mission to stand and defend the individual freedoms that have always made America the greatest nation in the world.
If this attack on the Second Amendment goes on to cost the Democrats the election in 2020 when voter turnout is highest, then one of the reasons will be the monumental strategic blunder of believing that attacking corporate chickenshits would hurt the NRA.
Nobody joins the NRA to get a few discounts and thanks to this massive disarmament push, there will be a lot more members going forward.