Yeti feels the cold shoulder from gun owners

Cooler maker Yeti is getting the cold shoulder from gun owners and sportsmen.

Calls for a boycott of the company come after Yeti severed ties with the NRA Foundation and Safari Club international.

From News4Jax:

Outdoor sportsmen company YETI is the latest business to cut ties with the National Rifle Association Foundation.

The NRA sent an email to its members on Saturday announcing the decision.

“Suddenly, without prior notice, YETI has declined to do business with The NRA Foundation saying they no longer wish to be an NRA vendor, and refused to say why.  They will only say they will no longer sell products to The NRA Foundation.  That certainly isn’t sportsmanlike. In fact, YETI should be ashamed.  They have declined to continue helping America’s young people enjoy outdoor recreational activities.  These activities enable them to appreciate America and enjoy our natural resources with wholesome and healthy outdoor recreational and educational programs.”

Anti-gunner “celebrities” were quick to applaud Yeti for the move. Shannon Watts, spokeswoman for an anti-gun front group funded by Michael Bloomberg, tweeted this:

However, across America, the internet was ablaze with calls for sportsmen and gun owners to boycott the company.

From Guns.com:

In response to the news, Twitter tags #NoYeti and #BoycottYeti became swamped with posts from gun enthusiasts as the company’s most recent post on Facebook drew over 3,800 comments, the majority slamming the cooler maker.

“As a lifetime NRA member the Yeti products I have will be trashed and I can assure you I will no longer support via purchasing/owning any Yeti products,” said Jeff Tucker in a comment that was liked over 2,100 times. “You have turned your back a large percentage of those who supported your brand and helped build it.”

If gun rights supporters vote with their wallets and follow-through on the Yeti boycott, it could be bad news for the company’s bottom line.

Anti-gunner "celebrities" were quick to applaud Yeti for the move. Shannon Watts, spokeswoman for an anti-gun front group funded by Michael Bloomberg, tweeted this:

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However, across America, the internet was ablaze with calls for sportsmen and gun owners to boycott the company.

From Guns.com:

In response to the news, Twitter tags #NoYeti and #BoycottYeti became swamped with posts from gun enthusiasts as the company’s most recent post on Facebook drew over 3,800 comments, the majority slamming the cooler maker.

“As a lifetime NRA member the Yeti products I have will be trashed and I can assure you I will no longer support via purchasing/owning any Yeti products,” said Jeff Tucker in a comment that was liked over 2,100 times. “You have turned your back a large percentage of those who supported your brand and helped build it.”

If gun rights supporters vote with their wallets and follow-through on the Yeti boycott, it could be bad news for the company's bottom line.

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  1. Cancelled, last month, order for Yeti coolers!!! Yet will never get a red penny from me!!!💥👎🤬😤😡🤷‍♂️🐀

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