As students took over the war against the NRA, results could finally be seen. In the latest set of activities that were taken to undermine NRA’s influence students managed to pressure most of the corporations and companies to cut their ties with the agency. The most response was received from NRA’s marketing partners which severed all contracts they had.
According to Reuters, the exodus of corporate names, ranging from a major insurer to car rental brands and a household moving company, occurred after the NRA launched a counter-offensive against a student-led campaign for tighter U.S. gun ownership laws.
The organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which was funded after 20 first-graders were killed at a Connecticut school in 2012, wrote letters to all the platforms that stream NRA TV, asking them to stop showing the service. AT&T said it does not carry NRA TV, while none of the other companies responded to requests for comment.
Companies that severed their ties with the NRA are Enterprise Holdings Inc, First National Bank of Omaha Symantec Corp, FedEx Corp and dozen others.
The same issue has also reflected negatively on the president, as he talked about banning “bump stocks” as well as increasing the minimum purchasing age many gun owners and advocates that were essential to his political rise talked about desertion and betrayal.
Meanwhile, The Associated Press reported that Trump’s flirtation with a set of modest gun control measures resulted in swift condemnation from the leading gun groups, hunters and sportsmen who relayed on the president to be a stalwart opponent to any new gun restrictions. In his promise to make schools safer and curb gun violence after the massacre at a Florida high school, gun advocates see a weakening resolve from the man they voted for in droves and spent millions to elect.