National Rifle Association opponents are criticizing two of the world's biggest hotel companies because they give discounts to NRA members.
Global advocacy site Avaaz.org has urged its followers to go on Facebook and sound off against Best Western International and Wyndham Hotel Group for affiliating with the NRA. (Avaaz means "voice" in several European, Middle Eastern and Asian languages.)
Wyndham operates the Ramada, Days Inn, Super 8, Travelodge and Howard Johnson hotels, among others.
Best Western is one of the world's largest hotel chains, with more than 4,000 hotels in about 100 countries.
"It's time for mainstream companies like Wyndham Hotels to get out of bed with the extremist NRA," said Joseph Huff-Hannon, a senior campaigner at Avaaz.
On Facebook, Wyndham has responded to negative comments about its connection to the NRA with the following statement:
"Wyndham Worldwide is a hospitality company focused on our service promise to be responsive, be respectful and deliver great experiences to our customers, guests, partners and communities, as well as to each other. As part of our company's core values, we serve diverse individuals and organizations."
Best Western has not responded to the criticism.
TSA defends airport screeners
The Transportation Security Administration says airport screeners are not sitting around giggling at naked images of travelers.
Such unprofessional behavior by officers who look at images made by full-body scanners is unlikely because screeners sit alone in private rooms, trying to spot weapons hidden beneath clothes of screened passengers, the TSA said.
"The resolution room is used only for the viewing of the images and is not a gathering place or break room for other officers as the officer viewing the images has to be focused in order to prevent any dangerous items from entering the airport," the TSA said in an online post last week.
The TSA made the statement in response to a post supposedly written by a former TSA screener on the blog Taking Sense Away.
The author of the blog said he had witnessed "a whole lot of officers laughing and clowning in regard to some of your nude images, dear passenger."