NRA Blasts Boycotters, Points to Institutional Failures of Florida School Shooting

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is often the first organization blamed when mass shooting occur. Even when the shooter buys a gun illegally to commit a crime. If criminals followed the law, murder wouldn’t be illegal.

Roughly a dozen companies stated they were ending their business partnerships with the NRA and in response, NRA got right to the point. In a recent statement it said that its law-abiding members are being punished “in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice,” when instead, authorities should be investigating institutional failures that permitted a widely known mentally ill teenager from going on a shooting spree and Broward County deputies who refused to do their jobs and protect innocent and unarmed people inside of the school.

Ten days after the tragedy, it tweeted:

The NRA emphasized in its statement:

The law-abiding members of the NRA had nothing at all to do with the failure of that school’s security 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.

Despite that, some corporations have decided to punish NRA membership in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice. In time, these brands will be replaced by others who recognize that patriotism and determined commitment to Constitutional freedoms are characteristics of a marketplace they very much want to serve.

The NRA represents nearly 5 million Americans. It and its partners, like FedEx, have refused to cave to politically incorrect hysteria– and even offered to help keep schools safe after the tragedy in Florida.

One has to ask, why hasn’t the Broward County Sheriff been indicted for gross negligence, manslaughter and dereliction of duty? Had he done his job this tragedy could have been prevented.

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