The NRA’s annual convention is being held in Dallas, Texas, and the message printed at the bottom of receipts from a local restaurant has caused the organization to recommend that attendees make plans to eat elsewhere:
Attn @AnnualMeetings attendees. Steer clear of Ellen’s in downtown Dallas! Why go there when there are so many other great choices. ?#sorrynotsorry #StandAndFight #DefendTheSecond pic.twitter.com/joX7pPoPm4
— NRA (@NRA) May 5, 2018
Kirsten Powers’ reaction sounds like the kind of thing Moms Demand Action might put out as a talking point:
Tell me again how the @NRA isn’t extremist. They want ppl to boycott a Dallas restaurant that supports ‘reasonable gun regulations.’
Makes me want to fly to Dallas for brunch. https://t.co/WLKmVWFuBb
— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) May 5, 2018
I seem to recall SEVERAL boycotts initiated by the left. Were those extremist or nah? https://t.co/vS9FUcHc0K
— BayAreaFrau (@bayareahausfrau) May 5, 2018
Let's talk about all the boycotts the Left has advocated because of say, pronoun usage, shall we? https://t.co/rxIu8C98ov
— Spacebunny Day (@Spacebunnyday) May 5, 2018
And is telling convention attendees not to go there really a “boycott”?
So the NRA does not have the right to inform their members that a public business supports the gun confiscation extremists with money paid for food & service…Got It!! Man the left is so tyrannical.
— Mephibosheth (@Az61Ronin) May 5, 2018
— Renna #RIP Alfie (@RennaW) May 5, 2018
They are not calling for a boycott, they are suggesting their attendees do not patronize a restaurant that is purposely poking at them. Everyone wants safe and effective gun laws including the NRA.
— Stacy ?? (@AzLakeHouse) May 5, 2018
One more thing: A bit dishonest of this restaurant to disclose this information AFTER you've obligated yourself to the exchange.
— Add your name (@corrcomm) May 5, 2018
Obviously the restaurant preferred to make their stance known only after they had customers’ money in the till — until they started to backpedal.