I want Amazon to withdraw their support from the NRA
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I was very disappointed to hear today that Amazon, via a BBC article, distributes NRA television programmes. Launched in late 2016, NRA TV — which carries the slogan “America’s Most Patriotic Team on a Mission to Take Back The Truth” — has been described as “a hybrid of Breitbart [News] and Infowars” by progressive watchdog group Media Matters for America.
As we are aware many of the lawmakers in US politics have their pockets lined by the NRA. This money has to come from somewhere and the showing of such material by Amazon indirectly generates income for the NRA. If Amazon and other large companies and organisations withdraw their support for the NRA, this will go someway to undermining the gun culture within the US. Look at these statistics:
Yet, many lawmakers are too afraid to amend the 2nd amendment to the constitution; but let us look at it's background:
"The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms and was adopted on December 15, 1791." This piece of the constitution is 226 years old and has no place in today's modern society. If the US fails to address its obsession with guns then we will continue to see the murder of innocent children in the future. However, this can only begin to change if the big and influential companies within the US and elsewhere alter their stance and withdraw support from the NRA.
As a UK citizen who watches the news from the other side of the Atlantic, I confess to not understanding the gun culture within the US, other than the US appears to be more like a 3rd world nation, to this regard. If I feel this way about the innocent slaughter of children, then I can only imagine what decent and responsible US citizens think.
I today, cancelled my Amazon Prime account and I ask that everyone with a conscience and who believes in the same ideals does the same, sending a message to Jeff Bezos that enough is enough. #StopNRAmazon
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