NRA ≠ NRA
The debate on gun control is raging. As they should be, people are very upset and vocal about the obscene amount of mass shootings across the country. People are particularly focused on the NRA – an American non-profit that advocates gun rights. Unfortunately, America’s biggest restaurant trade group, the National Restaurant Association, is being sucked into the conversation – due to the total coincidence that it shares initials with the gun rights advocacy group.
Yep, this 100-year-old business organization that supports more than 380,000 restaurants across the US is being mixed-up with the right-wing, lunatic organization (just my personal opinion). However, luckily, people are realizing their mistakes
Got a text from Capital One saying I’d made a 15$ payment to the NRA. Called to complain my account had stolen by some right wing Whacko. Turns out it was my 17 year old applying for a yogurt job and had to join the National Restaurant Association. #BrandingFail
— Drew Vaupen (@Drewby1028) February 11, 2018
when your accountant asks why you have a charge to the NRA on your work card
fun fact it also stands for National Restaurant Association
— Katie Duiven (@katieduiven) March 1, 2018
Unfortunately, one politician has not been so lucky. Tammy Duckworth, a Democratic Senator from Illinois, is known for being a fierce advocate for tighter gun restrictions. She received a $50 donation from the National Restaurant Association – let’s just say there has been some confusion.
It is not true that I received a $50 donation from the NRA. I received a donation from an employee of the National RESTAURANT Association, not the National Rifle Association https://t.co/IIIlW20rIk
— Tammy Duckworth (@TammyforIL) February 21, 2018
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