With each passing day, the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida school shooting appears to intensify. Earlier today, Delta and United Airlines joined the list of several companies which have severed professional ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA), reports the New York Times.
An Overview of Mounting NRA Boycotts
The NRA has found themselves as the target of many outraged Americans. Calls for gun control increased after the tragic high school shooting in Florida and many left-leaning individuals view the NRA as complicit in lost lives.
Staunch NRA critics have even labeled the association as a “terrorist organization” and called to “#KillTheNRA” on social media. They have furthermore urged various American companies to cut ties and deals for NRA members. Thus far, TrueCar, Enterprise, MetLife, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, and other businesses have yielded to pressure and announced their discontinuation of business with the NRA.
The feedback regarding the aforementioned boycotts comes in a mixed bag. Like many political disputes, thoughts and opinions greatly align with partisanship.
Applause and Outrage Regarding NRA Boycotts
Many of the foregoing companies took to social media to share their severed NRA ties. Liberals and progressives cheered the decisions, affirming their choices to increase business with the companies. Left-leaning Americans also applauded the various businesses for “taking a stand” against the NRA.