That’s a pretty impressive and representative list of corporate America that has announced the severing of ties with the National Rifle Association. As in sizable discounts. We’re talking Delta and United Airlines; Avis, Hertz and Enterprise car rentals; the Best Western Hotel chain; and MetLife insurance. But it begs the question of what the hell took them so long? More embarrassment and awful PR than outrage?
We’re also talking a stark U.S. reality: You can’t have a functioning gun culture without the complicity of corporate and political America.