Companies That Have Dropped the NRA and One That Hasn't

NRA vice president Wayne La Pierre speaks during CPAC 2018 in National Harbor Maryland

The attrition started late Thursday when three rental auto brands owned by Enterprise Holdings Inc said they were ending discount programs, and First National Bank of Omaha said it would not renew the NRA's contract to issue a co-branded Visa card.

Following the lead of students nationwide inspired by the activism of survivors of the Parkland massacre and citing "customer feedback", the First National Bank of Omaha stood up to the National Rifle Association yesterday, saying that it would not renew the contract for its NRA-branded Visa card.

Numerous terminated agreements include the companies no longer giving discounts to NRA members, a perk that attracted them to join the association.

A slew of other companies - including Met Life Inc., Hertz Corp., and Best Western - followed suit, and announced plans to terminate special discounts and benefits for NRA members.

Delta and United Airlines also came under fire for offering contracted discounts to NRA members attending the annual meeting.

A day later, Symantec, the cybersecurity company, said it had halted its NRA discount program.

Twitter users told corporate accounts they would stop buying from firms that maintained promotional collaborations with the NRA, which are created to make the $40 annual subscription to the association more enticing for gun owners.

The news of United and Delta airlines providing discounts for NRA members was not received well by social media users, many of whom have been calling for a boycott against the gun-promoting organization.

"Usually what happens is that the storm passes, and the NRA counts on that".

Lockton, another insurance firm, continues to underwrite policies for the NRA Carry Guard program, according to the NRA's website. He also blasted liberals and called those who want stricter gun laws freedom-hating "European-style" socialists.




After an AR-15-style rifle was used to murder 17 people at a Florida high school last week, the company said in a statement Saturday that it will "examine what we can do to help end the tragedy of mass shootings".

Classmate David Hogg urged more companies to end their partnerships with the NRA on Twitter, using the hashtag #NRABoycott. None of the other companies immediately responded to requests for comment.

The NRA is one of the country's most powerful lobbying groups for gun rights and claims 5 million members.

"I joined the NRA because it's safe shooting and techniques".

A company spokesperson told Business Insider in an email on Thursday: "We ended the discount program, effective March 26". Many are small businesses, including apparel makers, attorneys, accounting services, sporting goods stores, storage companies and gun shops.

Insurance giants Chubb Ltd and MetLife, cybersecurity firm Symantec Corp, and Enterprise Holdings, which operates the Enterprise, Alamo and National rental vehicle chains, were among those that said they would end partnerships with the powerful NRA.

The president of the Florida teachers union has called for the fund to divest itself of shares.

Following the shootout, Florida governor Rick Scott has backed calls to raise the minimum age for buying a gun from 18 to 21.

People visit a makeshift memorial setup in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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