Students who survived the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have been putting pressure on big corporations to sever ties with the National Rifle Association, and celebrities are following suit.
"#BoycottNRA" began trending on Twitter overnight Thursday into Friday, with many people tagging specific companies associated with the gun lobby. As of Friday afternoon, the social media movement had inspired several companies to cut ties with the association, including Best Western and Wyndham Hotels, Symantec security software, home security company Simplisafe, Enterprise Holdings, Inc. -- which owns Enterprise, Alamo and National Car Rental -- and First National Bank of Omaha. As of now, Amazon, FedEx, Avis and Hertz still have deals with the NRA.
We failed the children who died in Columbine. We failed the 6 & 7 year olds slaughtered in Sandy Hook. We failed every child who's died on the streets of our cities every single day. It's time to stop failing. It ends here. It ends now. U will make changes or u will be voted out.
Look at this. Look how sad it is. He took $3.3 million from the @NRA and has to parrot defensive arguments like this about the weapon of choice for child murdering. You think I give a shit about the minutiae of the firing rates of various child-killing weapons? https://t.co/l7GYyMNYW4
The NRA sells guns to Americans, then when those guns get used for the purpose for which they were designed, the NRA sells Americans ways to fortify against the effects of those guns. Quite a racket they have going.
And their biggest pitchman is sitting in the White House.
Trump: “Some of the strongest advocates of what I'm saying are some of the strongest advocates for the Second Amendment.” My wild guess is that this means nothing will get past his desk that doesn't have NRA buy-in.b #CPAC2018