We wrote yesterday about the sources of funding for the National Rifle Association’s massive lobbying effort.
Today we go a bit further, in urging those who are fed up with gun violence in the U.S. to take personal steps toward reducing that money flow.
The NRA builds its membership base by working with national and local companies to provide discounts to members. Its list of retailers offering these deals encompasses businesses around the country.
Many are gun sellers and security firms, but there are also candle shops, long-distance providers, insurers, web designers and a seller of jewelry knockoffs. One, Casket Royale, makes caskets. Another makes pet monuments.
Listings on the NRA web site and other corporate sites shows that nationally known companies offering discounts to NRA members include:
- Alamo rental cars
- Avis rental cars
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- Expedia CruiseShipCenters (a subsidiary of Expedia Inc.)
- Hertz rental cars
- Mary Kay Cosmetics
- Mayflower Transit
- North American Van Lines
- Wyndham Hotels
This list isn’t exhaustive and we hope that it becomes shorter by the hour. Our suggestion is that you ask retailers or service providers whether they provide discounts to NRA members. If they say yes, take your business elsewhere and tell them why.