By 1, Companies Cut Ties With NRA

By 1, Companies Cut Ties With NRA

United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website.

The NRA's credit card partner, First National Bank of Omaha, "will not renew" its NRA Visa Card contract with the organization, bank spokesman Kevin Langin said in a statement Thursday.

Others followed suit, announcing they would end their NRA membership discount programs.

Delta and United Airlines are cutting ties with the National Rifle Association, the latest in major companies to do so following the deadly shooting at a Florida high school earlier this month.

Companies which have pulled out of NRA promotions include internet security brands such as Symantec and Norton Antivirus; auto hire firms Hertz, Alamo and National; identity theft protection company Lifelock; and First National Bank.

Chubb Ltd.: "Three months ago, Chubb provided notice of our intent to discontinue participation in the NRA Carry Guard insurance program under the terms of our contract", the insurer said in a statement.

Wyndham Hotels: "Hello. Please know, Wyndham is no longer affiliated with the NRA", the hotel chain tweeted at several social media users.

Internet-security platform Symantec said it is dropping a discount program that let NRA members buy Symantec's LifeLock identity-theft service cheap, Reuters reported.

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

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Hotel Planner also still appears to be operating with the organisation, as well as FedEx, which gives NRA members discounts on shipping fees.

Reacting to Caraway's comment, NRA representative Andrew Arunlanandam said, "No politician anywhere can tell the NRA not to come to their city".

And as petitions circulate online urging companies to #BoycottNRA, the pressure to disassociate from the NRA is growing.

"Their recent galvanization against the issue has made the NRA very uncool and an easy target for firms wanting to say to the most important cohort: "Hey, we get it, and are with you".

Both companies downplayed their associations with the NRA in statements to ThinkProgress.

The NRA has been facing the wrath of many people ever since the February 14 shooting, when 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, with an AR-15 rifle and opened fire on students and staff, killing 17 people and injuring 14 others. "I would avoid a business that is boycotting NRA". "We don't want them in our schools", Trump said.

NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said this week at the Conservative Political Action Conference that those advocating for stricter gun control are exploiting the Florida shooting.

Blackrock among the largest stakeholders in Sturm Ruger & Co., American Outdoor Brands Corp. and Vista Outdoor Inc., but it holds only indirect investments in those gun manufacturers.

Some of those survivors confronted NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch at a CNN town hall on Wednesday. Among them is Flordia Governor Rick Scott, who supports raising the minimum age for gun purchases from 18-years-old to 21.

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