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Companies to avoid if you want to cut the NRA lobby budget

By Laurie Bennett

December 5, 2015 at 11:50am

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.)
  • FedEx
  • Herbalife
  • Hertz rental cars
  • LifeLock
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Mayflower Transit
  • North American Van Lines
  • RetailMeNot
  • 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.

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4 Comments

  • #1.   Matt 12.14.2015

    “We strive for accurate, timely, objective journalism. . . . we aim to be nonpartisan in our maps, news stories and databased information.”

    “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.”

    Just say that you’re partisan; it’s less cowardly. Kind if wondering if the maps reflect the “objective journalism” of Muckety.

    Matt

  • #2.   Laurie Bennett 12.14.2015

    The cowards are those who don’t dare to call out the NRA for what it is - a gunmaker-funded lobbying effort that fosters violence and death. There are way too many of these cowards in Washington.

    BTW, are you the same Matt C who’s an NRA firearms instructor? If so, maybe you also ought to have the courage to say where you’re coming from on this issue.

  • #3.   Bill Sneed 01.19.2016

    lol, thanks for showing me the companies I DO want to buy from or use for service! It amazes me that people refuse to put two and two together. Maybe it’s because of Common Core. California has some of the STRICTEST gun laws on the books! NRA fights for the rights of all Americans to own guns. You want to take away our guns. So if law-ABIDING people have no means to protect themselves from law-BREAKING people with a gun what are they to do? I’m sure those folks in Ca called 911. But how many died? So in your opinion, that is acceptable??? If only one of those people had a gun they could have defended themselves and others. But you refuse to acknowledge that. Dialing 911 didn’t help 14 people.

  • #4.   American 06.21.2016

    Thanks for connecting the lines and listing all of the companies in which to support my second ammendment right to keep and bear arms. I will make sure that all those that I take my business to the companies that do give discounts and support the NRA which is not a lobby but we the people.

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