Car Rental and Other Firms Launch Attack on the NRA

Every time there is a shooting tragedy, liberals scream for gun-control. That it doesn't work doesn't matter. Just check out Chicago and other places with strict gun laws. The left cannot accept the fact that the problem is not too many guns, but not enough guns in the right people's hands. As the President pointed out, a few properly-trained and capable school staff members could have reduced the number killed dramatically. Or, perhaps just the knowledge of their presence would have deterred the shooter from engaging in his murderous actions in the first place.

The NRA is an obvious target of the gun-control crowd. And firms are lining up to use their clout and their shareholders' money to advance the gun-control cause.

Several major companies — Enterprise Holdings, First National Bank of Omaha, Symantec, Hertz and Avis — have ended co-branding partnerships with the National Rifle Association as a #BoycottNRA social media movement picks up steam.

Enterprise — the parent company of car-rental brands Enterprise, Alamo and National — cut ties on Thursday, when it discontinued an arrangement that offered discounts to NRA members. Hertz, Avis Budget Group and TrueCar later followed suit.

First National Bank of Omaha, one of the country’s largest privately held banks, also announced Thursday the end of a credit-card co-branding deal with the NRA. The bank had issued what its ads described as the “Official Credit Card of the NRA,” according to the Omaha World-Herald; the Visa card offered 5 percent back on gas and sporting goods store purchases and a $40 bonus card.

You've got love the Washington Post — they never miss an opportunity to give conservatives a jab, even if it's a subtle one.

The mass killing focused renewed attention on the NRA, which is credited with blocking gun-control measures for years through millions of dollars in political campaign contributions and pressure from its large membership base.

American businesses have become increasingly politically aware and have participated in boycotts over the past few years against states over LGBT rights. But the NRA is a well-funded membership operation devoted to a single cause — guns — and unlikely to be moved by the actions of companies with which it has such loose and peripheral ties.

You can take that first paragraph apart. Note that the NRA spends “millions of dollars in political campaigns,” and it applies “pressure from its large membership base.” Neither of these activities is illegal, and the second is simply a practice of free speech. Yet is all sounds very nefarious.

The Post goes on to point out that, “American businesses have become increasingly politically aware and have participated in boycotts over the past few years against states over LGBT rights.” They make this statement as though it is a good thing. Note that when they mention “politically aware” businesses, it is on behalf of the advancement of a favored liberal cause.

Apparently, we are to understand that the corollary is that businesses that focus on the true purpose of their firms are politically obtuse. If so, good for them.

These firms participating in this pointless boycott have certainly made some customers happy and enraged others. The Post is right on one thing: The impact on the NRA will be very minimal.

This is all nothing more than childish foot-stomping by the left. It's a tiresome ritual that accomplishes nothing positive. Best to ignore it and make sure your NRA dues are current.

Source: Washington Post



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