*Delta Air Lines: The company axed discounted rates for NRA members.
*United Airlines: United ended an offer of discounted flights for NRA members traveling to their annual meeting.
*Enterprise Holdings: The parent company of car rental brands Enterprise, Alamo and National is ending discount deals with the NRA within a few weeks.
*Hertz: Like Enterprise, car rental company Hertz is ending discounts to NRA members.
*Avis and Budget: The company that owns the Avis and Budget rental car firms also plans to end discounts for NRA members.
*Symantec: The cybersecurity company’s LifeLock identity theft protection service for businesses and its Norton anti-virus software had both offered discounts to NRA members. Those deals are off.
*TrueCar: The online car-buying service is ending its deal for NRA members, who previously saved an average of nearly $3,400 off the retail price of new and used vehicles.
*MetLife: The insurer had offered discounts to NRA members on auto and home policies before axing the deal.
*SimpliSafe: The home security company had offered a special promotion to NRA members, but that ended Friday.
*First National Bank of Omaha: The financial institution cut an NRA-branded Visa credit card.
Most of us who are not trying to use tragedies to further a political agenda grasp the concept that more laws are not the answer to preventing any type of crime, much less the senseless mass shootings that have been taking place in our country. Why someone cannot follow a logical train of thought that leads to the conclusion that those who are breaking the laws we already have are not suddenly going to become law-abiding citizens simply because we introduce more laws to be followed is difficult to understand. Writing about this yet again feels a bit redundant, but somehow, we keep finding ourselves back in the middle of this debate. It is a bit curious as to why we continue to have this debate in this country when the statistics clearly show that in only about 3% of crimes committed with firearms were the firearms obtained legally. That means about 97% of gun crimes were committed with guns obtained illegally. So, tell me again what stricter gun laws are going to do to reduce the number of shootings, please. And after this last tragedy, we are forced to look at the “see something, say something” issue. Many times after one of these senseless shootings it has been reported that neighbors or others close to the perpetrators saw or noticed something that would serve to indicate they were up to something, and that had someone simply said something to the authorities it could have been avoided. Well…, in the case of the Parkland shooting the shooter posted a warning on YouTube, somebody did say something, it was reported to the authorities. Yet one of the most vocal agencies in the country for the “see something, say something” mantra, did nothing to find and attempt to stop this threat. Continue reading “5 Things You Should Know About the Liberal Agenda”