Poor babies, NRA’s not used to losing—releases whiny statement to corporate sponsors who’ve bailed

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On Saturday, amidst the Conservative Political Action Conference/CPAC, the NRA released a statement to the press addressing the companies that have cut ties with them via a nationwide NRA boycott.

This is what bullshit, bullying, buying and lying—by the greedy and corrupt who are scared—looks like.

FAIRFAX, VA – 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 relationshipwith 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.


Cheers to all the students, activists and concerned consumers who are putting pressure on corporations to pull sponsorship from the NRA. It’s working. This is what democracy looks like. For more on how the NRA boycott was started, and it’s success stories, read Saturday’s article by SemDem of Daily Kos:

@EmmaForChange amasses more followers than NRA. Companies cut ties. She just started last week.

In Trump Speak that would sound like: “Many, many companies are leaving.”


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Maria Henne
Maria Henne

Thank God, there are brave dedicated Americans to stand up against the NRA, led by a leader exhibiting, not a shred of morality, empathy for victims of mass murder events, which he is directly responsible for, due to his intransigent position not to revoke weapons of war from the hands of anyone at all, within our society. Boycott the NRA, boycott the NRA,
Boycott the NRA, Boycott the NRA, Boycott the NRA………….and if enough good people, companies, entities comply,
We may finally have made the grand last stand against violence in America
God willing!