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New study shows gun-related injures drop during NRA conventions

New study shows gun-related injures drop during NRA conventions

The businesses include Delta and United airlines; Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, National and Alamo rental vehicle companies; Best Western Hotels & Resorts and Wyndham hotels; North American Van Lines Inc.; MetLife Inc., which offered auto and home insurance incentive programs for NRA members; and Chubb Ltd, which underwrites an NRA-branded insurance policy for gun owners.

Snubs from big business began just a week after the shooting.

UPS said in response that it does not disclose the terms of its customer contracts.

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MetLife: The insurance giant said it's ending discounts on home and auto insurance for NRA members.

Both claims are simply matters of belief because Congress, backed by the National Rifle Association, limits research on gun violence as a public health issue by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A backlash against the firms is already brewing.

The NRA would like for you to believe that the Second Amendment absolves them of any responsibility.

Georgia's Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, president of the state Senate and a leading candidate to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal, threatened on Monday to derail a $50 million sales tax exemption on jet fuel for Delta after it ended its NRA partnership.

Companies that opted to do nothing face no less pressure. FedEx, for example, which offers NRA members a discount on domestic and global shipping, said that while it doesn't agree with the NRA's stance on assault weapons, it will continue to offer these cheaper rates.

Researchers have discovered that many of those alleged 5 million are enjoying their membership from the great beyond, as the NRA does not purge its roles when members die. Amazon, Google and Apple have taken heat from celebrity critics, who called for the company to stop offering an NRA video channel through streaming services. These are chock-full of the gun lobby's pro-gun content (with programmes such as "Love at First Shot"). Democratic legislators in New Jersey plan to introduce a bill to bar the state's pension funds from investing in gun manufacturers. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Republican running for governor, lambasted corporations that cut ties with the NRA and said, "Corporations can not attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back". Walmart has not sold assault-style weapons since 2015. One banker reckoned the proposal was a "slippery slope" that would force banks to become unlikely arbiters of moral acceptability. Thus far, this method has worked because there is no corresponding mechanism on the other side of the gun control debate. The NRA itself dismisses the idea.

"Some corporations have chose to punish NRA membership in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice", the NRA said in a statement last week. Also, it asked for a "universal database of those banned from buying firearms" and to close gun-show and private-sale loopholes. As columnist Jonah Goldberg put it, "The NRA, not content with its public-policy and constitutional victories over the last decade, has taken to fomenting rage and resentment against "elites" and the media with all the precision of an unmanned fire hose".

Even the most modest proposal to keep guns out of the wrong hands, or to limit the killing power of weapons, is met with incendiary rhetoric and specious argument.


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