Companies ‘Virtue Signal’ Against The NRA

WireNews CEO encourages members, readers and suppliers to support the National Rifle Association by joining and to reciprocate against any company that promotes a boycott against the NRA

National Rifle Association

National Rifle Association

In the wake of the shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, a number of companies have announced boycotts, largely promoted via Twitter, against the National Rifle Association, in what can only be described as virtue signalling to the Left.

United Airlines has notified the NRA that the airline will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and the directors of that company are asking that the NRA remove its information from the NRA website.

Delta Air Lines reached out to the NRA to let them know that the airline will be ending its contract for discounted rates through its group travel program. Delta will be requesting that the NRA remove its information from the NRA website.

Hertz Corporation has notified the NRA that the company is ending the NRA’s rental car discount program with Hertz.

The full list of companies to have boycotted the NRA so far:

Alamo Rent a Car
Avis
Allied Van Lines
Bestwestern
Budget
Chubb Insurance
Delta Air Lines
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
First National Bank of Omaha
Hertz
MetLife
North American Van Lines
Paramount Rx
SimpliSafe
Symantec
TrueCar
United Airlines

Apparently these companies have overlooked the fact that the NRA, founded in 1871, has over five million active members. A Reuters/Ipsos poll in April 2012 found that 82% of Republicans and 55% of Democrats saw the NRA “in a positive light”, meaning that more than three quarters of the population of the United States would not look very favorably upon a boycott against the NRA.

In fact, in six of seven Gallup polls between 1993 and 2013, a majority of Americans reported holding a favorable opinion of the NRA and while recent events may have caused many Americans to take more notice of the NRA’s activities, the organization’s commitment to training and gun safety remain high on its lists of achievements.

Bill White, founder and CEO of WireNews said: “Following the recent CNN ‘Town Hall’ event that was really a hit piece or better, a lynch mob, against the NRA, I joined the National Rifle Association.” (@Twitter confirmation of membership)

“I encourage all of our readers to do the same,” continued White.

“And as far as this boycott of the NRA by these companies, I am calling on all of our members, readers and suppliers to reciprocate against any company that promotes a boycott against the NRA,” confirmed White.