In the wake of disturbing comments made after the Parkland school shooting, news that Russians may have been funding the organization to make political inroads, and its continuous funding of legislators, a campaign has begun to dismantle the group’s ties to other businesses. Let the companies who support and oppose the NRA know how you feel by joining the #boycottNRA campaign.
As a result of the NRA’s tone-deaf response to the mass murder of students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in which the organization pushed back against calls for stricter gun control laws and said the media “love mass shootings” because they are “ratings gold,” gun control advocacy groups began a campaign to take a bite out of the NRA’s wallet. #boycottNRA calls for companies to sever their ties to the NRA, including discount affiliates and gun retailers. Thanks to the backing of groups like ThinkProgress, the campaign has been highly successful, with many major corporations severing their relationships, and other companies like DICK’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, and L.L. Bean, changing their gun sale policies to reflect the kind of gun control advocates wish to see Congress and state legislatures pass.
Flood the social media accounts of the following business to shame their ties to the NRA and/or gun sales. These are just a few of the higher profile companies that do business with the NRA. If you’re ready for more, check out this comprehensive NRA Boycott list. Twitter is highly effective for this kind of work, so if you don’t yet have an account, now is a good time to jump in! ALWAYS use the hashtag #boycottNRA when sending messages to NRA-linked companies. And as much as you may want to throttle their CEOs, the most effective messages are the polite ones. So go high!
NRA TV Streaming Services
AppleTV, Google’s Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku stream NRA TV. If you use any of these services, please call customer service and let them know that you plan to discontinue service unless they stop streaming NRA propaganda. Sign Everytown’s petition calling for these services to stop streaming NRA TV.
Bass Pro Shops and its subsidiary Cabela’s
These are the only major US retailers still selling semi-automatic rifles.
BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager and is the largest shareholder in gun makers Sturm Ruger and American Outdoor Brand, the owner of Smith & Wesson, and the second-largest shareholder in Vista Outdoor. BlackRock said it will start offering clients the option to invest in funds that exclude firearm manufacturers and retailers.
The shipping giant provides up to a 26 percent discount for NRA Business Alliance members via its FedEx Advantage program.
The hotel booking company lets NRA members book trips through a website only accessible with a member number.
NRA members are encouraged to protect their “privacy and financial security” through a subscription to this privacy protection service.
Medical Concierge Network
Unspecified “specialized exclusive benefits” are offered for NRA members who want to join this “personal health advisory service.”
The wine company operates “the official wine club of the NRA.”
SHOW THESE COMPANIES SOME LOVE
These companies (with red strike-through) have severed ties to the NRA. Let them know you appreciate it (find their contact info HERE). In addition, the companies below the graphic have changed their gun sale policies for the better.
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Stopped selling all assault-style weapons and stopped selling all guns and ammo to anyone under age 21. The CEO also called on legislators to follow suit with strict gun control laws.
WalMart stopped selling assault-style weapons in 2015, and recently stopped selling all guns and ammo to anyone under age 21. They also stopped selling toys that resemble assault weapons.
Stopped selling guns and ammo to anyone under age 21
Severed ties with product supplier Vista Outdoors, which makes assault-style weapons under the brand name Savage Arms.