As dozens of companies in the United States are taking steps to distance themselves from the National Rifle Association (NRA) after the Florida school shooting, one organization warns them that they are catering to extremists.
Enterprise, Hertz, MetLife Inc. and Symantec Corp., which makes Norton Antivirus technology, are among the businesses cutting ties with the NRA and its members.
Robert Kuykendall of 2ndVote contends that the companies are essentially alienating people who believe in the Second Amendment, noting how NRA members may no longer have discounts previously available to them.
"They're carrying the water for a group of extremists that will do anything to demonize guns and gun ownership and undermine the Second Amendment,” Kuykendall proclaimed in a press release issued by 2ndVote.
The gun right advocate does not see any signs that the "anti-gun left is going to stop."
"Their agenda has been to disarm the public – and we have the Second Amendment for a reason," Kuykendall asserted. "Our Founders believed that the populace should be able to arm themselves – to protect their freedoms, to protect themselves, to protect their homes – and the anti-gun left just doesn't want that, so they're going to continue going after organizations that work to protect those rights.
He encourages conservatives and those cherishing their rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution to not be fooled by gun control activists.
“And that's why it's important for [Americans] to reach out and say, ‘We won't you doing the left's bidding,’” Kuykendall continued. “[Freedom-loving Americans must] not distance [themselves] from the NRA because what the NRA is doing is protecting a very basic Second Amendment right."
2nd Vote has been streaming live video of a gun – by itself – for 200-plus days. The purpose? To show that guns do not commit crimes.
"What happens is very sick individuals – very evil individuals – use guns to do evil, and to demonize the gun is a misplacement of priorities," Kuykendall concluded.