Companies Are Starting to Back Away From the Gun Industry and NRA

President Donald Trump gestures as he walks as he leaves the White House Friday Feb. 16 2018 in Washington for a trip to his private Mar-a Lago resort in Florida. The White House top economist says the U.S. could achieve

The contention that grief-stricken high-school students are a communist fifth column attempting to overthrow America is highly discreditable.

Since then, survivors of the shooting have joined with students across the country to press for tougher gun laws.

"It's time for mainstream companies like Wyndham Hotels to get out of bed with the extremist NRA", Avaaz campaigner Joseph Huff-Hannon said in 2012, The Guardian reported. It's a political issue.

In the aftermath of a high school shooting that left 17 dead, the country has found itself once again balancing the scope of the Second Amendment with its desire to protect children in schools.

LaPierre, the head of one of the most powerful lobbying organizations in the United States, strongly defended the nation's gun laws at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual event outside Washington attended by thousands of conservative politicians, strategists and activists.

LaPierre fired up the conservative crowd at CPAC by painting a dystopian future that he said could be set into motion if gun control efforts succeed.

"Effective March 26, our brands will no longer provide the NRA member discount", an Avis Budget Group spokesperson said via email. Car rental operations were listed among 22 corporations named by the organization Think Progress as offering similar discounts to members of the NRA. "Our American freedoms could be lost and our country will be changed forever". The company said it intends to speak to gun manufacturers to "understand their response" to the attack. "We share a goal, of safe schools", he said. That means that even if all Democrats supported a gun control measure, they would need 11 Republicans to hit that magic number of 60.

Moms Demand Action, which sent the letters to the streaming platform, also posted an online petition using the hashtag #DumpNRATV.

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"You should be anxious and you should be frightened" about the potential of another Democratic takeover of the House, Senate and White House", he said. Under Obama, amid fears that his administration would seek more gun restrictions, these sales reached record highs. In 2016, the NRA's political arms spent $54.4 million influencing elections, Federal Election Commission records show, including $19.8 million attacking Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and $11.4 million promoting Trump.

Three major car rental companies have discontinued discount programs for NRA members, adding to the growing list of businesses that have dumped the massive pro-gun lobbying group.

While the NRA has been supportive of the Cornyn-Murphy bill that better enforces existing laws, it opposes raising the age requirement for rifles and shotguns.

Blackrock Inc., which manages $6 trillion in assets, has become one of the largest stakeholders gun manufacturers like Sturm Ruger & Co., American Outdoor Brands Corp. and Vista Outdoor Inc. through indirect investments. A cached version of the site touted the card as "the official credit card of the NRA" and noted the benefits of membership.

It also wields influence with its report card system. But to paraphrase an old truism, obvious and ineffectual attempts at cooptation are the highest forms of flattery!

Depending on their politics, candidates often tout their rating from the NRA on the campaign trail. Our banks, our airports, our NBA games, our NFL games, our office buildings, our movie stars, our politicians, are all more protected than our children at school.

Chubb Ltd said it would stop underwriting a NRA-branded insurance policy for gun owners that covers legal costs in self-defense shootings.

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