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.
I'm not a "join the club" kind of guy but thanks to MSM (in particular CNN), #BoycottNRA & companies who turned their backs on #NRA members, I'm now one of the NRAs newest members.
Shout out to the Loesch clan for their tireless work. @DLoesch @ChrisLoesch#TweetYourNRAMembership pic.twitter.com/cyXuTJkXay
— Frank Basher (@FrankBasher) February 24, 2018
— Tony Johnson (@MILESCAT) February 25, 2018
— New Dixie Nation (@NewDixieNation) February 25, 2018
— gooseycheeks (@gooseycheeks) February 25, 2018
— Frederick Adam Koch (@FrederickAdamK3) February 25, 2018
— Laurie Bruce (@LaurieBruce1976) February 25, 2018
#TweetYourNRAMembership I upgraded my Life Member to Endowment.
— David Ostwald (@corpjetfxr) February 25, 2018
— Tawnya Adams (@TawnyaAdams) February 25, 2018
— Rosanne aka Naunie (@bestnaunieever) February 25, 2018
— Ben Adams (@benjaminadams) February 24, 2018
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.