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(Sun Sentinel)   Not content with lashing out at student victims, the NRA adds "Corporations Who No Longer Sponsor Us" to their enemies list. Apparently now is the time to talk about sponsor control   ( sun-sentinel.com) divider line
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2018-02-24 09:02:28 PM  
Good to see the NRA fully supports the concept of freedom of choice and action
In no way do they seem like a bunch of totalitarian nazi asshats
 
2018-02-24 09:04:38 PM  
Good. The more they act like whiny lil biatches, the better.
 
2018-02-24 09:05:53 PM  
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2018-02-24 09:16:16 PM  
What is it with right-wingers and their publishing "enemies" lists?
 
2018-02-24 09:17:13 PM  
When President George H Bush, sends you his 'withdraw my membership' letter.
You should have seen the writing on the wall...but no, you doubled down. Again and Again.

https://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/​b​ushnra.asp
This was in 1996 and they're even worse now.

And Good...now I have a list of corporations I'll just a bit better supporting.
 
2018-02-24 09:18:34 PM  
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/The NRA needs a reclassification
 
2018-02-24 09:21:11 PM  
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Traitors.
 
2018-02-24 09:23:40 PM  
Did you see the NRA's list?  That's like, the who's who of the cheerleading squad! I'm not sure why she's being biatchy to all of them, but I hear that she's pissed at Delta because she totally shiat on her during homecoming by stealing her boyfriend America.

/I hear they're going to fight behind the 7-Eleven tomorrow after band practice.
 
2018-02-24 09:25:21 PM  

rcain: Good to see the NRA fully supports the concept of freedom of choice and action
In no way do they seem like a bunch of totalitarian nazi asshats


Welp I'll get the light one the way out. I got nothing to add. Oh other then they are awful people.
 
2018-02-24 09:28:16 PM  

PainInTheASP: Did you see the NRA's list?  That's like, the who's who of the cheerleading squad! I'm not sure why she's being biatchy to all of them, but I hear that she's pissed at Delta because she totally shiat on her during homecoming by stealing her boyfriend America.

/I hear they're going to fight behind the 7-Eleven tomorrow after band practice.


Ha I like it was delta and united if AA joins them have fun walking jack holes. You know because they need to punish them for not supporting their hobby.
 
2018-02-24 09:39:32 PM  
They want to make us all less free,

I for one would prefer to be free of bullet wounds.
 
2018-02-24 09:48:48 PM  
The only way to stop a good corporation is a bad... wait, I'll come in again.
 
2018-02-24 10:16:11 PM  
Because the way to win in America is to piss off its largest corporations, all its young people, and progressives. Bold move.
 
2018-02-24 10:36:13 PM  
 
2018-02-24 11:10:33 PM  

koder: Because the way to win in America is to piss off its largest corporations, all its young people, and progressives. Bold move.


Yeah, it's just... bizarre how after every mass shooting the NRA seems to do the exact opposite of what they SHOULD be doing at times like those. Mainly, shut the fark up and keep a low a profile as possible.

I can only conclude that the people at the top at the NRA are about as nutty, vindictive and paranoid as Alex Jones.

I think the time is now ripe for a smart and sane guy with money and energy to start a rival org to the NRA. A non-fringe gun owners organization focused almost entirely on safety, marksmanship training, and hunting best practices.

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At this point, I think America should limit nearly all gun ownership to shotguns and bolt action rifles-- which, let's be honest here-- is all a person needs for home defense, hunting, or target shooting.

It would probably be OK to keep handguns and maybe even semi autos legal, but put the same kind of severe restrictions on getting and keeping them as getting machine guns are today.

Yeah, it would involve a big and REALLY expensive gun buyback program (for the limited amnesty period.) All the gun humpers would be screaming bloody murder, but, you know what? Fark those guys.

And if some knuckleheads decide to go "Cold, dead hands," That's fine with me, too. A pickup truck armed with a few AR-15s is not much of a match against a Hellfire missile launched from a drone.
 
2018-02-24 11:10:57 PM  

GardenWeasel: So far:

@MetLife @symantec @LifeLock @BestWestern @Wyndham @Alamo @NationalPro @Enterprise @FNBOmaha @Hertz @Budget @Avis @NortonOnline @northAmericanVL @alliedvl @SimpliSafe @ChubbNA @united @Delta @TrueCar


All of which can now be added to LOPCATGOPATA as well
 
2018-02-24 11:14:21 PM  
They're not punishing citizens, they're punishing an organization that has decided to take their representation as political action.

Y'all are on your own on this, and trying to play this as these organization punishing the members instead of the current leadership is just a move to desperately shift blame. Gun owners aren't at fault, but an organization that claims to represent their interests certainly is.

Do better, or go home. Or better yet, get some new folks in the leadership that aren't quite such offensive, clueless dumbasses.
 
2018-02-24 11:17:35 PM  

sgnilward: GardenWeasel: So far:

@MetLife @symantec @LifeLock @BestWestern @Wyndham @Alamo @NationalPro @Enterprise @FNBOmaha @Hertz @Budget @Avis @NortonOnline @northAmericanVL @alliedvl @SimpliSafe @ChubbNA @united @Delta @TrueCar

All of which can now be added to LOPCATGOPATA as well


Lifelock is the one that surprised me the most. They are one of the advertising pillars of RW radio.
 
2018-02-24 11:22:06 PM  
I'm not really sure what any of those corporations have to do with guns, especially the airlines.  Why exactly were they even donors in the first place?
 
2018-02-24 11:23:39 PM  
Speaking of the NRA, the Wayne LaPierre thread and it's source material are incredible. Especially the source material. A vein of purest comedy gold.

https://m.fark.com/comments/9925910?f​r​om_page=myrecent&page=new#new
 
2018-02-24 11:24:43 PM  

MrPoopyPants: [img.fark.net image 850x390][img.fark.net image 850x381]/The NRA needs a reclassification


We should treat any purported "civil rights" organization who systematically dehumanizes their political opponents as sub-human and who has publicly advocated for Americans to have the legal right and means to have killed more than 60 million people, most of them children, as a terrorist organization.
 
2018-02-24 11:24:47 PM  

GardenWeasel: So far:

@MetLife @symantec @LifeLock @BestWestern @Wyndham @Alamo @NationalPro @Enterprise @FNBOmaha @Hertz @Budget @Avis @NortonOnline @northAmericanVL @alliedvl @SimpliSafe @ChubbNA @united @Delta @TrueCar


Throw Amtrak and a couple more airlines in there, wait to see how many give up their vacations. I think all the car rental places are there except for Rent-A-Wreck. If they're still in business.
 
2018-02-24 11:25:03 PM  

Riche: koder: Because the way to win in America is to piss off its largest corporations, all its young people, and progressives. Bold move.

Yeah, it's just... bizarre how after every mass shooting the NRA seems to do the exact opposite of what they SHOULD be doing at times like those. Mainly, shut the fark up and keep a low a profile as possible.

I can only conclude that the people at the top at the NRA are about as nutty, vindictive and paranoid as Alex Jones.

I think the time is now ripe for a smart and sane guy with money and energy to start a rival org to the NRA. A non-fringe gun owners organization focused almost entirely on safety, marksmanship training, and hunting best practices.

=====================

At this point, I think America should limit nearly all gun ownership to shotguns and bolt action rifles-- which, let's be honest here-- is all a person needs for home defense, hunting, or target shooting.

It would probably be OK to keep handguns and maybe even semi autos legal, but put the same kind of severe restrictions on getting and keeping them as getting machine guns are today.

Yeah, it would involve a big and REALLY expensive gun buyback program (for the limited amnesty period.) All the gun humpers would be screaming bloody murder, but, you know what? Fark those guys.

And if some knuckleheads decide to go "Cold, dead hands," That's fine with me, too. A pickup truck armed with a few AR-15s is not much of a match against a Hellfire missile launched from a drone.


I could be down with this.
 
2018-02-24 11:25:51 PM  
meh, they'll quietly reestablish relation behind the scenes through 3rd party companies.
After all, Business is Business.
 
2018-02-24 11:26:19 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: I'm not really sure what any of those corporations have to do with guns, especially the airlines.  Why exactly were they even donors in the first place?


That's what I was thinking.
 
2018-02-24 11:27:25 PM  
Thoughts and prayers.
 
2018-02-24 11:28:23 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: I'm not really sure what any of those corporations have to do with guns, especially the airlines.  Why exactly were they even donors in the first place?


I think it was more of a group discounts thing. Preferred customer, etc.
 
2018-02-24 11:28:59 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: I'm not really sure what any of those corporations have to do with guns, especially the airlines.  Why exactly were they even donors in the first place?


It's not so much donating as it is agreements. Like giving discount rates to NRA members as a group.
 
2018-02-24 11:29:12 PM  

rcain: Good to see the NRA fully supports the concept of freedom of choice and action
In no way do they seem like a bunch of totalitarian nazi asshats


Literally, the freedom of association, right in the first amendment they ignore.
 
2018-02-24 11:29:39 PM  

TheSwizz: Thoughts and prayers.


Yep, ol ol'bama really wore that phrase out. But he made it his own, and now no one can use it.
 
2018-02-24 11:30:09 PM  
But I thought I had a Second Amendment Right to a Discount?

/ and that is all this is about right now: Discounts.  What a bunch of snowflakes.
 
2018-02-24 11:30:46 PM  
We seem to have a large segment of this country that operate on a third grade level.
 
2018-02-24 11:30:55 PM  
I doubt it. Maybe they will when a future government starts looking into who's really paying their bills.

Right now they're using this to play on the paranoia and anti-Semitism of their membership, and bolstering the narrative that the alleged efforts to take away white people's guns are an initiative of "Merchants" doing the work of their father the devil.

Taking away store discounts, in their eyes, is supposedly collective punishment of Real Americans.

This would come as news to any of a number of people who come to America fleeing collective punishment, and whom the Real Americans would dearly love to send back to whatever horrible fate awaits them in their native "shiathole."

But the NRA don't seek or value the opinions of the truly persecuted of the earth, whom they only find useful as a way to frighten the membership into giving them more money---and buying more guns.
 
2018-02-24 11:32:29 PM  

hubiestubert: They're not punishing citizens, they're punishing an organization that has decided to take their representation as political action.

Y'all are on your own on this, and trying to play this as these organization punishing the members instead of the current leadership is just a move to desperately shift blame. Gun owners aren't at fault, but an organization that claims to represent their interests certainly is.

Do better, or go home. Or better yet, get some new folks in the leadership that aren't quite such offensive, clueless dumbasses.


To be fair, they are taking away member discounts. But it is because of the "leadership."
 
2018-02-24 11:35:45 PM  

tpmchris: Plant Rights Activist: I'm not really sure what any of those corporations have to do with guns, especially the airlines.  Why exactly were they even donors in the first place?

That's what I was thinking.


IIRC, they're not donors, they offer discounts to NRA members. Same way you might get discounts for being a member of AAA.
 
2018-02-24 11:36:07 PM  
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Not exactly a free speech issue in the traditional sense, but the principles are the same.
 
2018-02-24 11:40:15 PM  

hubiestubert: They're not punishing citizens, they're punishing an organization that has decided to take their representation as political action.


They aren't punishing anyone.  All they are doing is not offering some people as discount because they have sexual relationships with handguns.  If a hotel no longer offered a AAA discount that would not be punishing car-drivers.
 
2018-02-24 11:42:22 PM  
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2018-02-24 11:45:56 PM  
The NRA news to be knocked down a few pegs.  They could follow up tragedies with assistance or offer gun safety courses or something.  Instead they blame the victims and claim to be victims themselves.  Fark them.
 
2018-02-24 11:47:31 PM  

Trik: Plant Rights Activist: I'm not really sure what any of those corporations have to do with guns, especially the airlines.  Why exactly were they even donors in the first place?

I think it was more of a group discounts thing. Preferred customer, etc.


This. The NRA gets their memebership like AAA because of all perks. Except at least AAA will actually help you in a jam and send a tow truck.
 
2018-02-24 11:48:28 PM  

GardenWeasel: So far:

@MetLife @symantec @LifeLock @BestWestern @Wyndham @Alamo @NationalPro @Enterprise @FNBOmaha @Hertz @Budget @Avis @NortonOnline @northAmericanVL @alliedvl @SimpliSafe @ChubbNA @united @Delta @TrueCar


NortonOnline and Symantec are the same...just saying...LifeLock is part of Symantec too, as of a year ago...they are how Symantec and Norton got tied into this NRA boycott to begin with.
 
2018-02-24 11:51:59 PM  

MrGMan: GardenWeasel: So far:

@MetLife @symantec @LifeLock @BestWestern @Wyndham @Alamo @NationalPro @Enterprise @FNBOmaha @Hertz @Budget @Avis @NortonOnline @northAmericanVL @alliedvl @SimpliSafe @ChubbNA @united @Delta @TrueCar

NortonOnline and Symantec are the same...just saying...LifeLock is part of Symantec too, as of a year ago...they are how Symantec and Norton got tied into this NRA boycott to begin with.


Yeah all those rent a car companies are either owned by hertz, enterprise, or Avis so that's not as big as some may think.
 
2018-02-24 11:55:07 PM  

Johnson: But I thought I had a Second Amendment Right to a Discount?

/ and that is all this is about right now: Discounts.  What a bunch of snowflakes.


They needn't worry. Their AARP discounts are still good.
 
2018-02-24 11:59:27 PM  

phalamir: hubiestubert: They're not punishing citizens, they're punishing an organization that has decided to take their representation as political action.

They aren't punishing anyone.  All they are doing is not offering some people as discount because they have sexual relationships with handguns.  If a hotel no longer offered a AAA discount that would not be punishing car-drivers.


The NRA's response has been to shift blame to the advertisers, and paint this as punishing their members, in releases to their membership.

"These guys are doody heads and they're going to make YOU pay FULL PRICE NOW!"

Which, as a "punishment" is less punishment, than rescinding an offer in good faith to valued customers, and the NRA isn't all that valued now...
 
2018-02-24 11:59:48 PM  

FatherDale: Johnson: But I thought I had a Second Amendment Right to a Discount?

/ and that is all this is about right now: Discounts.  What a bunch of snowflakes.

They needn't worry. Their AARP discounts are still good.


Wow another thread with weird, baseless generation threadsh*tying.
Never been to a gun range or pay any attention at all to who owns guns, huh?
 
2018-02-24 11:59:52 PM  
It's clear this thread is already full and overflowing with people who actually want to facilitate change in the positive direction and aren't a bunch a rhetoric spewing biastards that would rather see America burn into two charred partisan heaps of ash than admit they might need to consider the "zero tolerance" political attitude they are taking.  So I'll just see myself out.
 
2018-02-25 12:00:29 AM  

lindalouwho: Plant Rights Activist: I'm not really sure what any of those corporations have to do with guns, especially the airlines.  Why exactly were they even donors in the first place?

It's not so much donating as it is agreements. Like giving discount rates to NRA members as a group.


I want to see some some stories on what kind of penalties these companies had to pay for breach of contract if any.
 
2018-02-25 12:02:21 AM  

Benjimin_Dover: lindalouwho: Plant Rights Activist: I'm not really sure what any of those corporations have to do with guns, especially the airlines.  Why exactly were they even donors in the first place?

It's not so much donating as it is agreements. Like giving discount rates to NRA members as a group.

I want to see some some stories on what kind of penalties these companies had to pay for breach of contract if any.


I'm betting there are no contracts.
 
2018-02-25 12:02:27 AM  
This forces them to put their mandatory gun ownership initiative on the back burner.
 
2018-02-25 12:04:31 AM  
But what about fake news sites and their paywalls.
 
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