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Delta and United join list of companies to cut ties with the NRA - maybe this truly is the end of gun rights in the US?

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Two major airlines. A cybersecurity firm. Six car rental brands. A home security company. An Omaha bank. Companies have scrambled to cut ties with the National Rifle Association over the past couple of days, and the list continued to grow into the weekend.

Delta Air Lines (DAL) announced Saturday morning that it's ending discounted rates for NRA members. "We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website," the company said in a tweet.

United Airlines (UAL) followed a short time later, saying the company will no longer offer discounts on flights to the NRA annual meeting.

And TrueCar (TRUE), a car buying service, said late Friday that it would end its deal with the NRA as of February 28.

The companies were the latest to abandon partnerships with the NRA amid a renewed public debate over tightened gun laws following a school shooting in Florida last week that left 17 dead.

First National Bank of Omaha on Thursday pledged to 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.

There was also a wave of car rental outfits. Enterprise Holdings, which runs the Enterprise, Alamo and National car rental groups, announced that it will end the discount deal it has with the NRA on March 26.

On Friday, car rental company Hertz (HTZ) said in a tweet that it's also ending its NRA rental car discount program.

Read rest at Source: http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/23/news/companies/enterprise-nra-car-rental-discounts/index.html

 

I think the government wants us to lose our gun rights. That way as soon as they can they will have total control of us. Only reason we have any freedom in America is due to guns. There are ways to handle this, sometimes when I see how easy it is to get a gun I laugh. Just fix the laws.



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Hopefully not. I would hate to see what this forum would look like in a post-literally-all-gun-rights-are-gone environment.



I would have to assume most of these companies don't cater to many NRA members, otherwise they are going to get push back like the NFL did.
I also find it ironic that banks were promoting guns in a way. It would be like airlines promoting global warming/hurricanes.



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Nope. 

Currently the Democrat running in the special election for my house district is against an "assault weapons" ban. 

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/02/this-democrat-doesnt-want-to-ban-assault-weapons-republicans-are-attacking-him-anyway/

As long as there are gun-control wary Democrats (and people to vote them in office) gun control (at the level advocates want) isn't happening. 

My suspicions of what is going to get through either next week or the week after that? Background check reform, but not universal background checks (unless there is a bill that allows private sellers free-access to the system.) 

The NRA is bolstered by their influence on gun-rights voters, not by giveaways provided to them by for-profit corporations. 

Young teenagers can't (and older ones don't) vote, and will forget about this when they can and do. 



The real issue is that in the US we allow a private organization with 5 million followers and a boatload of cash determine the meaning of safety and “freedom” for 300 millions Americans. Toss in a few corrupted politicians that literally takes blood money from the NRA and you see why this issue will never be resolved in our lifetime.



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Only people opposing NRA are against the 2A imo. Its obviously what the lefts end game is. Not a wise choice on their part.



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loy310 said:
The real issue is that in the US we allow a private organization with 5 million followers and a boatload of cash determine the meaning of safety and “freedom” for 300 millions Americans. Toss in a few corrupted politicians that literally takes blood money from the NRA and you see why this issue will never be resolved in our lifetime.

The NRA represents more than just those five million members, just as the ACLU represents more than its 1.75 million members.

These are civil rights non-profits and an integral part of American democracy.

Direct donations to congress persons is a small part of the NRA's influence. Only something like 3% of Rubio's funding comes from the NRA, for example. 

What really makes the NRA powerful is that they motivate a large group of passionate single-issue voters to vote according to their report cards. 



PwerlvlAmy said:
Only people opposing NRA are against the 2A imo. Its obviously what the lefts end game is. Not a wise choice on their part.

Gun rights have become a life or death issue, it’s so outta control that nut jobs are taking their 2nd right and using it against defenseless children. Guns don’t make you free, nor do they protect your freedom they do one thing and one thing only and that’s obliterate life, at the moment mostly children life it seems.



17 kids just got killed................... and you are still talking about gun rights?



It won't be the end of gun rights. That notion is ridiculous and used by right wing propaganda nut jobs. I'm a gun owner, I love them, but gun laws in this country are far to lax. Especially in my state, Arizona.