(Update): Our efforts are paying off. (NYTimes) and some of the biggest supporters are gun owners themselves.
- “We should change the names of AR-15s to ‘Marco Rubio’ because they are so easy to buy,” Stoneman Douglas junior Sarah Chadwick tweeted. (The Hill)
#BoycottFlorida – Put Florida between a rock and a hard place…
A brief and non-exhaustive history of state boycotts…
#BoycottFlorida started in 2013 because of another senseless killing – the death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent acquittal of George Zimmerman after the jury was instructed to include “Stand your Ground” laws in their deliberations. Stevie Wonder, Jay Z, Madonna and others joined together to call for a removal of the law that has increased Florida’s homicide rate by firearm by 22%. Since Martin’s death, at least 26 children have died in “SYG” cases.
Why did that boycott fail? One reason… many didn’t think that state boycotts could be effective. In 2010, although Arizona lost at least $141 million after groups canceled their conventions there to protest their draconian immigration laws, nothing changed until the Supreme Court stepped in.
However, the sadder and more important reason the Florida boycott ultimately failed was because not enough of us joined in… Continue reading “NRA boycotts – No longer business as usual”