Following the lead of students nationwide inspired by the activism of survivors of the Parkland massacre and citing "customer feedback", the First National Bank of Omaha stood up to the National Rifle Association yesterday, saying that it would not renew the contract for its NRA-branded Visa card.
Merczynski says the young people in America do not all agree with what is being shown on mainstream media, which is nearly exclusively pro gun control.
In fact, both Wayne LaPierre Jr., Executive VP of the National Rifle Association, as well as NRA spokesperson, Dana Loesch, co-opted one of #NeverAgain's phrases, "We Call BS", used so effectively by one of its courageous leaders, Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Douglas High School.
Insurer Chubb Ltd. said Friday it is ending participation in the NRA's gun-owner insurance program, but it provided notice three months ago. They love our Country and will do the right thing.
Similar drives helped convince Fox News to terminate television host Bill O'Reilly, after sponsors dropped his show in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, and the National Football League bowed to improve its handling of domestic violence accusations against players.
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The politics of advocating for gun control are complicated for Democrats this year: The party is defending Senate seats in 10 states that President Donald Trump won in 2016 - with incumbents in states like Montana, North Dakota, West Virginia and in who have shown no appetite for the issue.
"You should be anxious and you should be frightened" about the potential of another Democratic takeover of the House, Senate and White House", he said.
A spokesman later said Mr Trump was speaking specifically about semi-automatic weapons. "They're patriots", Trump said. "Certain common sense restrictions need to be put in place to show that we are doing our part to compromise".
"My friends and I have been playing video games our whole lives, and seen, of course, violent movies", Samuel Zeif told CNN, "but never have we ever felt driven or provoked by those action in those games to do something as terrible as this". And I don't understand why I can still go in a store and buy a weapon of war.
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"Legislative proposals that prevent law-abiding adults aged 18-20 years old from acquiring rifles and shotguns effectively prohibits them for purchasing any firearm, thus depriving them of their constitutional right to self-protection", the group said in a statement. And some conservatives echoed LaPierre's position, saying they did not believe that lawmakers should create any new gun regulations. "He added that gun-control advocates and the media 'hate the NRA, they hate the Second Amendment, they hate individual freedom, '" Davidson continues.
"I'm kind of confused about the Republican Party", Kroeger said.
And in rural House districts with more Second Amendment voters, Democrats also must tread carefully.
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