The National Rifle Association is being abandoned by several old partners who claimed to be friends. Several large companies such Hertz, Delta and United Airlines have severed their contractual deals with the NRA. It seems that these companies must support gun control or are just cowards. It seems funny considering the NRA had nothing to do with any shootings. All they do is support the rights of citizens provided for by the Constitution of the United States.

It seems strange that these companies that have thrived under our form of government now no longer support one of the basic rights provided for under the Constitution. First they cozy up to NRA and offer discounts to their members and then attempt to pull the rug out from under them. Is that the new way of doing business in America?

These companies should be ashamed of themselves. That group also includes Enterprise rent a car and First National Bank of Omaha. I hope this is not the way most businesses operate in America and I am glad some have stuck with the people who had nothing to do with the Parkland shooting.

If the news articles are correct there are more people now joining the NRA who stand for Americans rights under the Constitution.  I wonder how many new frequent flyer members Delta got or how many new people rushed to First Bank of Omaha because they dropped the NRA an American Constitution supporter.

By abandoning the NRA because some fringe groups put pressure on a company, is the poorest example of weak management. Abandoning the NRA under pressure from these groups who threaten a boycott is very foolish and going against the NRA could be foolhardy. The NRA has a very local following and those companies have made a very big mistake in the interest of pleasing some marginal groups. Some might say it’s just the students, but big private buses pulled up to transport the students to their rallies, must have been their school bus passes that arranged all that.

So far only a few companies have had the guts to standup to these far left groups. One company is FedEx and yes they disagree with some of the NRA positions but support the NRA’s right to pursue their mission which is completely legal and supported by millions of Americans and their families. Hooray, some American companies are not intimidated by blackmail and threats of boycott.

Does anyone think more laws will stop already lawless behavior? More laws do nothing to stop criminal behavior it only puts burdens on law abiding citizens. Let’s harden targets and make crimes using guns most harsh. Our whole legal system has become too permissive of crime.  Let’s also stop using the perpetrator’s name and picture so they will not get the publicity and notoriety many of them seem to crave.

There is not a doubt that the shooter did the crime yet the legal system will draw this out for years. Then after years in the legal system nothing will be accomplished to deter other bad guys. Those years in prison will cost the taxpayer perhaps millions of dollars and then maybe he is released because he was insane but now he has been cured and should be released. If detouring new shooters is our objective then punishment must be swift and final. Some may disagree but that way, we send a message, “do something like this and you know what will happen” no exceptions!