A multitude of companies that had longstanding relationships with the National Rifle Association have severed their relationships with the NRA in recent days, caving to pressure from anti-NRA, anti-gun advocates who place blame on the NRA for the tragic Florida school shooting on Feb. 14.
But that boycott is beginning to backfire and it appears the corporations ending their relationships will have no lasting effects on the NRA — and maybe even help the pro-Second Amendment organization pad its rolls.
What's going on?
In response to the NRA boycott, thousands of people are posting on social media they have decided to join the NRA because they believe in freedom, the Second Amendment and stand opposed to the liberal outrage mob unfairly placing responsibility on the NRA for the Florida shooting.
Others posted they had upgraded their memberships to higher levels.
Thank you @DLoesch for standing up for my #2A rights! I joined this morning. #TweetYourNRAMembership https://t.co/W4uLDFyodY— Tony Johnson (@Tony Johnson)1519564159.0
I just took a personal stand for my freedom by joining NRA! You should too! https://t.co/K4usHvo8Wp Part of my… https://t.co/4u7k0Wq7hA— Frederick Adam Koch (@Frederick Adam Koch)1519570866.0
💯% I stand with the #NRA and am now a lifetime member! #2A #TweetYourNRAMembership #IAmTheNRA https://t.co/73G5tzJKzR— Tawnya Adams (@Tawnya Adams)1519568897.0
I am now a proud member of the #NRA 5- Year membership #TweetYourNRAMembership https://t.co/aLcry5V2GD— Rosanne aka Naunie ❌ ❌ (@Rosanne aka Naunie ❌ ❌)1519531125.0
The #TweetYourNRAMembership hashtag contains thousands of posts and the number of people joining the NRA is swelling. It's not clear how many people have joined the NRA because of the boycott, but it appears the boycott will only help the NRA — not hurt it.