With rabid anti-gun protesters having set their sights on destroying the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, many businesses have pulled their support for the organization after being pressured by various leftist groups.
A Pennsylvania school district decided they would reject a sizable grant from the NRA to support a local rifle team, but the school in question got flooded by donations not shortly after.
This is a perfect example of the good that can be done when Second Amendment supporters stick together.
According to Fox News Insider:
A Pennsylvania high school rifle team is being flooded with donations from local businesses and residents after its school district voted to reject a National Rifle Association grant.
The Stroudsburg Area School District’s board voted 6-2 Monday to reject the $4,730 grant, the Allentown Morning Call reported, with one board member calling it “dirty money.”
The president of a local contracting company, upset by the decision, spearheaded a fundraiser in which several businesses bundled more than $6,000 to replace the grant money.
Brian Winot’s group of local business donors put out a press release criticizing what they called the politicization of the situation.
“[The business owners] are all members of the NRA and strongly disagree with the school board’s decision and further attempt to politicize guns in this country, on the backs of our kids,” the business owners stated.
On top of that, a Democratic state lawmaker set up a GoFundMe campaign so that the rifle team would be funded without help from the NRA.
“We have students organizing marches in Washington [and] all around this nation crying out for their lives. God forbid anything happens in this school, how are we going to feel about taking that money?” said State Rep. Maureen Madden (D-Tobyhanna).
The call for funding raised over $5,000 in the last few days.
While it’s wonderful to see so many people supporting the rifle team, it’s disappointing that so many folks are ignorant enough to point the finger at the NRA for the Parkland shooting.
They are in no way responsible for this horrific incident, which is something that should go without saying. The only one who should answer for the crime is the one who perpetrated it: Nikolas Cruz.
The fact the left is looking for anything or anyone to blame other than Cruz is a perfect example that highlights just how much liberals hate the phrase “personal responsibility.”