Now Marion Hammer’s set her sights on YETI


The National Rifle Association is targeting YETI after the Texas-based maker of high-dollar cups and coolers dropped its sponsorship of the Friends of NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction events around the country, according to an alert issued by NRA Florida lobbyist Marion Hammer.

The YETI coolers “have been a hot item for sportsmen” at the events for years, according to Hammer’s alert.

“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,” the alert reads. “In this day and age, information is power. We thought you needed this information.”

The NRA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization, according to the alert, which also includes a link to YETI’s online contact service.

Republished with permission of the News Service of Florida.

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  • Joseph Nail

    April 21, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    One of us! One of us! Gooba-gobble! Gooba-gobble!

  • SuperDave

    April 21, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Buy an ORCA cooler. They support the NRA and are made in America!

  • Don (Texas)

    April 21, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    I’ll never buy another yeti product. yeti should move to californicate with the other left wingers.

  • Tim Osborne

    April 21, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    I’ll never buy another Yeti product or recommend it. Go kiss Hillary supporters, see if they will support you.

  • Scott Selby

    April 21, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Let yeti stand alone. When all the NRA members quit doing doing business with them they’ll crawl back

  • alanstorm

    April 21, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    “The National Rifle Association IS TARGETING YETI after the Texas-based maker of high-dollar cups and coolers dropped its sponsorship of the Friends of NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction events around the country…”

    Think you got the vector wrong there, Tex. Looks like Yeti started the issue, deciding that they were a political organization instead o9f a business.

  • jeff

    April 21, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Boycott yeti.

  • Yeti Lover

    April 22, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Good move by YETI!
    Maybe there’s gonna be a few p.ssed off NRA members; they have many other options, they’ll be fine.
    But since most of America does not support the NRA, YETI is smart. It’s a business: it can choose to work with some people and not others.

    • Jason

      April 23, 2018 at 10:01 am

      Unless you bake wedding cakes right? Most of America does support the NRA gtfo with your liberal bullshit

  • Gary Rains

    April 22, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Orca all the way. Sorry Yeti you lost out big Time!

  • Another YETI lover

    April 22, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Love YETI – going online to order from them right now!!

  • NRA Bloody-Hands

    April 22, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    So glad to hear yet another company, Yeti, no longer supports the child-killing NRA. Marrion Hammer’s hands continue to drip the blood of Florida’s citizens but Yeti is on the right side of morality and history.

  • Mike U.

    April 22, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Forget Yeti and go buy a Maluna instead!

  • Jeff Becker

    April 22, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Hey Yeti, I have a yeti cup. I think I’ll use it for scooping cow feed. I will not buy from any company that turns its back on the NRA. Just like I will not watch any show with any actor who uses weapons in a show, but then is anti gun


    Iike I will not watch shows with hippoc

  • Don

    April 22, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Why does buying a cooler have anything to do with politics? I didn’t buy mine to support anybody but my use. A company has the right to stay neutral. This is still America and freedom to buy what you want. I think some of these gomers need to rethink there comment. Kinda stupid ya think

  • Sabre22

    April 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Already Emailed them I told them I would not be buying their products

  • Rich

    April 22, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Perhaps a visit to my local Sportsmans Warehouse to see about getting them to drop Yeti like a hot socialist potato could help”

  • John youngblood

    April 23, 2018 at 10:26 am

    I will Boycott any store that carry Yeti products.

  • Billy

    April 23, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    I just don’t understand Yeti think process of cutting ties with the NRA don’t they realize about 95% of there customers are hunters and fisherman and outdoors man which are members or supporters of the NRA. Yeti was founded by Two hunters oh well there lose, I guess that’s what happens when Liberals press them they cower down. What is it with people that call NRA Child-Killers when are they going to start looking at the people that are doing these senseless killings and focus on why? They need to look at the bullying but that’s my opinion. With Yeti doing away with the NRA there business will drop significantly I am a Dealer and I will be DROPPING Yeti

  • Tom

    April 23, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Another Austin liberal company showing it’s cowardice buy cutting and running without the courage to have a conversation man to man.

  • Naturalbill

    April 23, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you YETI. I am a past, present and future customer. This thread makes it obvious you made a decision that would be misunderstood and irrationally slagged, but y’all have always been a visionary company.

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