“Sorry, we were unable to approve the image you submitted. [Not shown] We will not approve any images that contain the following: ‘Violence, hatred, or cruelty to humans or animals, profanity obscenities or any type of death imagery.'” So sayeth Capital One, who sent the above text to Lou Hinge. Mrs. Hinge wanted to live the American dream (endless debt) by paying for stuff with a credit card showing her husband posing with a dead deer. Needless to say, this “Outrage of the Week” as the NRA calls Capital One’s decision (not the photo) has pissed off the hunting community but good. The story’s spread ’round the net faster than Kim Kardashian’s sex tape. Another no-brainer: the NRA would like to point any of America’s 14.9 million hunters is free to slap their hunting photo on an NRA credit card, with one limitation . . .
For those NRA members who are interested, Mike Marcellin, Managing Director in NRA’s Office of the Treasurer, points out that, “NRA credit cards also offer the feature of allowing cardholders to personalize their cards with pictures—including hunting trophies.” The card companies do ask that no blood be visible on the photo, however, so take a minute in any good photo-editing program and clean it up first. With these cards, you also support the NRA with each purchase. To learn more, please visit www.nraaccounts.com/nra/.
Hunters who Photoshop. A T-shirt slogan is born!