Western Pennsylvania sheriff challenges NRA boycotters

A Western Pennsylvania sheriff has banned his department from conducting county sheriff business with any of the corporations that have cut ties with members of the National Rifle Association.

Mike Slupe, the chief law enforcement officer in Butler County, released the order April 3, but it hasn't been reported until now.

"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 wrote. He said the companies won't be used "when making arrangements for any extradition or stay over that you are scheduling."

The companies are Delta and United for airlines; hotels are any from the Wyndham Group; and vehicle rental companies Enterprise Holdings, Avis and Hertz.

"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 said of the corporate response following the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., in February.

“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.

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