The party of perpetual irrational anger is in the midst of yet another collective Twitter temper tantrum over the public’s opposition to domestic terrorist organization, the National Rifle Association.
United responded to the public backlash in the wake of the latest mass shooting the NRA helped cause in a completely appropriate manner — a welcome departure from their usual seemingly never-ending stream of terrible PR blunders.
“United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website,” the airline announced Saturday.
United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website.
— United Airlines (@united) February 24, 2018
Delta also announced that morning that they would be cutting ties with the NRA.
Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program. We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website.
— Delta (@Delta) February 24, 2018
The NRA refused to take this lying down, blaming the shooting not on the easy availability of guns but on a “lack of school preparedness, the failure of America’s mental health system, the failure of the National Instant Check System or the cruel failures of both federal and local law enforcement” and whining that corporations who “decided to punish NRA membership is a shameful display of political and civic cowardice.”
Never fear, citizens. The NRA is very emphatic that the loss of their precious discount won’t “Scare” them. Yes, scare. They feel the need to clarify that they aren’t “scared” by the prospect of paying the same rates as other Americans:
“Let it be absolutely clear. The loss of a discount will neither scare nor distract one single NRA member from our mission to stand and defend the individual freedoms that have always made America the greatest nation in the world.”
Naturally, their membership is doing the opposite, collectively wetting their adult diapers on Twitter:
— 991turbo (@wide_tires) February 24, 2018
— Michael Day⭐MAGA (@kf9ug) February 25, 2018
I will never fly #unitedAIRLINES again. #NRA is the oldest CIVIL RIGHTS Organization in the US. While #DemocratParty is blaming #NRA not the shooter! #SupportNRA #2A #NRA #Maga #TrumpTrain Americans will not tolerate #GunGrabbers & #DemocratsAreAntiAmerican #MAGA
— DC Is Bankrupt (@pjamericanpatri) February 25, 2018
Gotta revisit this – did Americans boycott your airlines when your planes were exclusively used to murder 3,000 people on 9/11??
— Dakota Case (@dakota_case) February 25, 2018
NRA membership is soaring! Those who don’t learn from history (NFL) are doomed to repeat it. 🇺🇸🇺🇸
— Julie4MAGA (@Julie4MAGA) February 25, 2018
This is a silly move. @NRA member has never been implicated in a mass shooting and an NRA member shot the Church killer in TX last year. That one man was responsible for the the murders, not the organization who promotes a right guaranteed by the US Constitution.
— Andy (@andy_ngi3) February 25, 2018
Please cancel my United Club membership and realize I won’t support any company that thinks they can dictate which constitutional rights I can exercise! #PoliticalCorrectnessGoneWild
— PCGoneWild (@PC_GoneWild) February 25, 2018
This guy couldn’t even spell “amendment”:
— skins2win_1 (@skins2win_1) February 25, 2018
“Delta” is probably a bit uncomfortable for this guy:
United….sorry to hear you are backing away from the NRA. I am asking that you remove my name and email from any of your mailings or promos. I’ll be happy to fly with @Delta, @USAirways or @AmericanAir or any of your other competitors since you want to play “that” game!
— ROD ツ (@brokerod) February 25, 2018
…and for these folks:
Way to cave to the liberals. Why add politics to business?
— mimi4 (@mimi466993275) February 24, 2018
People don’t have preferences on Airlines in many areas; but those who do will book with other agencies. No conservative goes out of their way to threaten advertisers or Boycott them till the left makes it Political. Poll your customers not teenagers.
— ⌛️ ⏰⏳TimeToIndict BS-UT💋💚💐 (@bsgirl2u) February 24, 2018
First off we need to remove the word Haters The true haters are the leftists within the USA! Second we deserve a discount because were smarter and lobby for it unlike yourself
— Dandotson (@Dandotson5) February 25, 2018
What’s next, are you going to fire all your employees who aren’t registered Democrats? Up yours, Delta.
— 🇺🇸 Serious Cat 🇺🇸 (@docwobbles) February 25, 2018
Delta…Sounds Like Your Company…Literally “Jumped The Gun” . How many of your employees are NRA members & How Many Own Fire Arms…And are Conceal Carry Legal ? Any Idea ?
— Pal Hegedus-❤️NRA❤️ (@BillyJack1949) February 25, 2018
Maybe they’re on to something though. I hear Delta kills babies:
Delta kills babies 👶 they support planned parenthood. This is the end of Delta.
— Extreme Truckers (@extremetruckers) February 25, 2018
Watching the Right freak out every time someone doesn’t support ammosexuals’ “right” to blasturbate wherever and whenever they want is always a treat, but it’s important to remember that there are still companies who treat the NRA like gold. Keep the pressure on, people.
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