Cutting Ties With the NRA

Amazement continues to wash over me almost daily as more corporations take a humane, moral, and common sense stance on gun control in America by cutting ties with the NRA.

Just to make things clear, the 2nd Amendment includes the words "well regulated" militia. No matter how one defines "well regulated," remember that when those words were written, the government was not as capable (pertaining to weapons) as they are today. There is literally no logical method by which individuals could successfully fight the government.  Below is a photo offering a little proof of their superiority, taken in 1994. As for those who say they are aware of this fact, but at least they will go out in a flame of glory - you are part of the problem. Grow up. Stop letting the NRA put the fear of tyranny in you. 

cutting ties with the NRA
Be careful what you fear, because people tend to attract their worst fears. Why? Because they spend so much time thinking about it, and it elicits a powerful emotional response. 

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Words of Paul from Philippians 4.8, NIV Bible)

Even though congress cannot seem to muster up the courage to go against the NRA's wishes, we can at least have hope for a safer future as we witness true change in the corporate world.

DELTA, for one example, has stopped offering discounts to members of the NRA. The state of Georgia is lucky to have Delta, as it is the largest private employer in Georgia.

However, some lawmakers seem to cherish their NRA money, more than they do their constituents,

Georgia lawmakers have ended tax breaks for DELTA, because in Georgia, guns are more important than jobs and life itself. apparently.

Here's a list of companies that have made their own rules pertaining to selling assault weapons and to raising the age limit for purchasing guns.

  • Dick's Sporting Goods (Field & Stream)
  • Kroger
  • Walmart
  • LL Bean

REI does not sell guns, but they have cut ties with Vista, a vendor that supports the NRA. 

After also hearing from members, Mountain Equipment Co-op, a Canadian outdoors equipment retailer akin to REI, said it would also stop ordering products from Vista, which in addition to firearms makes a range of products among its roughly 50 brands.



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