A Pennsylvania sheriff has enacted a ban that prohibits his office from conducting business with any company that has boycotted the NRA.
The order was endorsed by the chief law enforcement officer in Butler County, Mike Slupe, in early April, but it just became public this week, according to a Breitbart article.
“Though I cannot dictate which companies you utilize in your personal life, I can and am going to dictate which companies the Butler County Sheriff’s Office will not use,” Slupe said. He said these specific companies won’t be considered “when making arrangements for any extradition or stay over that you are scheduling.”
Companies that have participated in the NRA ban after the Parkland massacre gun control movement include Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Metlife, Delta Airlines, United, Best Western, Budget, Hertz, and Avis, among others.
“These companies made the choice to boycott the NRA for whatever their reason(s) are, so, I am making the choice not to support them,” Slupe wrote. “I believe it is important to send a message as a department that we support the members of our community that are members of the NRA that have had nothing to do with any of the shootings, yet they are the face of the blame in the eyes of corporate America.”
Slupe says that he is taking measures to ensure his office does not support the corporations who have cut ties with the NRA.
“While I cannot tell people what to [do] in their personal choices outside of the county sheriff department, I can direct this department to not use the services of these corporations who made the choice to punish NRA members,” he said.