Guests: Americus Reed and Robert Spitzer
Hertz, Enterprise, United Airlines, and MetLife are among the large companies that, in recent weeks, have ended partnerships with the National Rifle Association. Others like Fed Ex and Amazon are facing increasing consumer pressure to do the same. We’ll start off the hour talking with University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton professor AMERICUS REED about the power and effectiveness of the Boycott NRA movement. Then, when the NRA was founded 150 years ago, its focus was marksmanship and gun-safety. Today it is considered the most influential and powerful voices in politics. We’ll talk with political scientist ROBERT SPITZER about the evolution and history of the NRA.