As a number of large corporations that have established relationships with the National Rifle Association, including airlines, financial institutions, and car rental companies, announce that they are boycotting the NRA, supporters for the organization are coming forward about their position on the matter.
These companies and their boycotts aren’t going to mean a whole lot with regards to the NRA, but they do stand to lose the business of those who had patronized them for their relationship with the 2nd Amendment rights association, and others who view this as a politically motivated stunt to placate the left. TheBlaze Reports:
A multitude of companies that had longstanding relationships with the National Rifle Association have severed their relationships with the NRA in recent days, caving to pressure from anti-NRA, anti-gun advocates who place blame on the NRA for the tragic Florida school shooting on Feb. 14.
But that boycott is beginning to backfire and it appears the corporations ending their relationships will have no lasting effects on the NRA — and maybe even help the pro-Second Amendment organization pad its rolls.
What’s going on?
In response to the NRA boycott, thousands of people are posting on social media they have decided to join the NRA because they believe in freedom, the Second Amendment and stand opposed to the liberal outrage mob unfairly placing responsibility on the NRA for the Florida shooting.
Others posted they had upgraded their memberships to higher levels.
I’m not a “join the club” kind of guy but thanks to MSM (in particular CNN), #BoycottNRA & companies who turned their backs on #NRA members, I’m now one of the NRAs newest members.
Shout out to the Loesch clan for their tireless work. @DLoesch@ChrisLoesch#TweetYourNRAMembershippic.twitter.com/cyXuTJkXay
— Frank Basher (@FrankBasher) February 24, 2018
The #TweetYourNRAMembership hashtag contains thousands of posts and the number of people joining the NRA is swelling. It’s not clear how many people have joined the NRA because of the boycott, but it appears the boycott will only help the NRA — not hurt it.
The move to distance themselves from any association with the NRA, in a move to protect their brand against being portrayed in a negative light by leftist dominated mainstream media, is instead distancing themselves from their own patrons. They’ve picked a side on this issue, and it seems that the grass isn’t really any greener over there.
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