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 relationship with 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.
I have a long memory…I haven’t bought a Smith and Wesson Firearm, nor a Ruger one, in more than 10 years….I HAVE purchased other firearms (slightly more than 3 a year), but have not bought those brands. (Although I did build a Non-Ruger 10-22). I may buy a Ruger Precision Rifle this year, and I may buy an M&P also, but it’s been 10 years…and these are guns and I am gun guy.I have a long memory…
I won’t be buying products nor services from these companies that are Virtue Signalling by ending NRA discounts (that they begged for when business was bad in order to gain our business) ….not for a long time. As I said; I moved seven figures in banking over a similar bit of Virtue Signalling.
And, oddly enough, I have a fair bit of disposable income lately…….
(and, just so everyone knows, those “discounts” were really meaningless in today’s world (and had been in place for 20 or more years) as you could only use them against full price services, and NO-One ever paid full price for Rental Cars nor Motel Rooms in the past 5 or so years. (and the motel discounts were discontinued for that reason about 4 years ago anyway) Now; the FNB of Omaha may actually take a financial hit, as will the hearing aid company…I can respect that…as they will, actually, suffer for their stance (not admire, but respect)……put their money where their mouth is and all that….