Skip to comments.Gun Control Activists Petition Visa to Ditch the NRA
Posted on 02/23/2014 6:46:52 AM PST by Kaslin
Gun control advocates are trying to shame Visa. Well, actually theyre trying to demonize Americas oldest civil rights organization, by shaming Visa. According to theHill.com, proponents of tighter gun-control gathered outside of Visas Washington office to pressure the credit card giant into cutting ties with the NRA. A petition was even made to put an end to the NRA Visa card. (What! The NRA has a Visa card? Hang on )
The protest and petition was in response to the NRAs Visa card that helps protect Second Amendment rights with every purchase. Apparently the card (from here on known as my favorite credit card ever Oh, look, they even have a rewards card) has helped the NRA raise more than $20 million. And, evidently, this is really irritating leftists who have absolutely no connection to the NRA, the NRA Visa card, or the people who have applied for the NRA Visa card.
One would almost think that freedom of association (or disassociation) would be sufficient for these leftists. After all, its not as if they are being sent these NRA cards by Visa (Although they should. Look: no annual fee!) But the mere fact that someone might apply for a credit card that benefits a political organization they despise, has compelled them to hold a protest against the credit card giant.
The truth is, these anti-gun activists have no legitimate complaint against Visa. Ostensibly, the only people who obtain these pro-Second-Amendment cards (which apparently come with 6 months of 0% APR) are people who are already inclined to support the NRA. Furthermore, its not as if Visa is refusing to extend such business offers to groups like Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the Coalition Against Gun Violence, or even the Communist Party of America.
Which, really, gets to the heart of the matter: The PR protest on February 20th, in front of Visas Washington office, was less about expressing rage at Visa, and more about trying to demonize the NRA. The protestors arent angry with Visa for extending business offers to a legitimate civil rights organization. Theyre upset that Visa doesnt share their complete hatred for the NRA.
Their outrage at Visa is nothing more than a public relations campaign to portray any association (including a peripheral business association) with the NRA as an overwhelming support of gun violence. And, unfortunately, such tactics have largely been successful. Even the NFL has felt bullied by the lefts unrelenting efforts to portray guns as an evil political philosophy, rather than a legitimate self-defense tool. During the Super Bowl, car companies, tech companies, retail companies, and almost every other main-stream company was allowed to advertise (assuming they had millions of dollars to spend) But not gun companies.
As a result, Visa is committing a mortal sin among the left for facilitating the NRAs activities. The anti-gun advocates might as well be upset over the fact that some credit card members will likely use their cards to purchase guns and ammo
Which, by the way, could earn quite a few rewards for anyone with my favorite credit card ever. (Youre welcome Visa.)
Visa would do well to recognize how many NRA members AND SUPPORTERS, hold at least 1 Visa card.
I think I’ll go get a NRA VISA card for DW and myself, just to piss off these ignorant jerks!
Their complaints about VISA and NRA may just help both VISA and NRA grow! Keep it up, jerks!
You’re right. And it’s the only card we have and use. VISA better stick to its guns and tell these anti-Bill of Rights Nazis where they can shove their “petition”.
Why is it that liberals always want to take things away from people? This is just another example.
Having nothing is good for you, fair and just, and eventually provides equality for all.
I wonder how many NRA members actually pay their credit card balances as opposed to members of leftist groups who let them go into default.
Agreed. We WILL ditch VISA if they cave to these POSs.
In order for the marxists commies and socialists to do well and succeed with thier plan of destruction they need you disarmed
I like that...
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Liberalism has a corrosive effect on the soul, and it shows sooner or later in the face.
There is no shame for us in being right.
Me too! I found it online. :-)
We would do well to always remember that those trying to "shame" us or those who will not decry us for standing up for our fundamental Rights are the ones who should be ashamed of themselves.
“Visa would do well to recognize how many NRA members AND SUPPORTERS, hold at least 1 Visa card.”
I Second that.
Renewed my NRA membership yesterday.
Don’t even own a gun. Yet.
Have had mine since 1995.
Former Supreme Court Justice Stevens wants to Rewrite Second Amendment
Posted on February 22, 2014 by Gary DeMar
John Paul Stevens served on the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010, the second longest tenure of all Supreme Court justices. Fortunately for freedom-loving Americans, he cant do any more damage. Of course, this hasnt stopped the present crop of justices from significantly remaking America into their own misguided image.
His latest book, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, is an inside look into the mind of a Supreme Court Justice, and its not a pretty sight. Stevens has been described as a Midwest Republican conservative that became a hero of the political left.
In his book, Stevens proposes that the Second Amendment be changed from this . . .
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.
. . . to this:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the militia shall not be infringed.
Stevens shows by his call for the addition of when serving in the militia that the original meaning referred to private citizens (people) and not only people serving in the military....
Wife and I hold three for variable benefits. If they ditch the NRA, we cancel and redeem rewards, switch all accounts to other credit cards. Now, would Visa risk having another 30 million or so doing likewise? If so, I think the words for it are stupidity and suicide.
Should Visa pay attention to them, I’ll cut up my Visa card and find another supplier. I did this when Kmart paid attention to them. I did this when Walmart paid attention to them. I’ll do it if Visa pays attention to them.
I support the NRA generally and was engaged in work to pay my Visa card bill on the 20th. I suspect I was not alone. Visa would do well to understand that their product is supported by responsible people not protest for the moment fools.
If Visa does that, I would tell Visa to STICK IT WHERE THE SUN DON’T SHINE!!!!
I wonder if Stevens is on record as having claimed that the original amendment actually means what he would have the modified amendment say. Has he learned some grammar?
I wasn’t thinking of getting another credit card, but now I think I will apply for an NRA card.
Anything we can do to poke a sharp stick in anti-2A people’s eye, we should do!