On February 20, gun control proponents gathered outside Visa’s Washington offices to pressure the credit card giant to cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA).
According to The Hill, various members of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence “claimed purchases made with the NRA Visa” actually raise money to help the NRA fight against gun control.
The NRA encourages members to “defend freedom with the NRA Visa card” and has “raised more than $20 million to date” via member card usage.
Lori Haas attended the protests and asked why Visa “is in bed with the NRA?” Her daughter was shot in the heinous crime at Virginia Tech in 2007.
She said she was able to “meet briefly with [Visa] officials,” who “listened but made… no commitment” and “no comments of any substance.”
The NRA currently has over five million members.
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