More US Companies End Marketing Programs With National Rifle Association

More US Companies End Marketing Programs With National Rifle Association”

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

The major software company Symantec, which was also on the ThinkProgress list, said Friday it has stopped its discount program with the NRA.

On Thursday, the First National Bank of Omaha, which has an NRA-branded Visa credit card, said in a statement that it had decided not to renew the contract.

The Hertz Corp. - The rental vehicle company ended its discount program for NRA members.

Clayton-based Enterprise Holdings, which runs the Enterprise, Alamo and National auto rental groups, announced that it will end the discount deal it has with the NRA on March 26.

King said he was a lifelong NRA member, but did not join the latest gun rights organization in American to receive discounts from various companies. The backlash of 5 million NRA members plus the majority of Americans who favor the second amendment will hurt Hertz much more than the rental vehicle company's silly public action will hurt the NRA.

Insurer Chubb Ltd. said it is ending participation in the NRA's gun-owner insurance program, but it provided notice three months ago.

But the parent company of major hotel brands including Travelodge, Howard Johnson, Ramada and Days Inn, emphasized the distance by tweeting Friday that it "is no longer affiliated with the NRA".

Not only does the elimination of the discount result in less public enticement to join the NRA, but the flight of corporate partners will undoubtedly damage the value of any political alignments as well, resulting in a weaker and less influential organization.

A number of companies have opted to end discount programmes with the NRA following its aggressive resistance against calls for tighter gun control laws.

Hotel Planner also still appears to be operating with the organisation, as well as FedEx, which gives NRA members discounts on shipping fees. Lockton did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The deaths have sparked a wave of activism from gun control supporters, calling for tougher restrictions and lobbying companies to cut links with the NRA.

The Huffington Post reports several companies are continuing to stick by the NRA. A bank spokesperson said "customer feedback" prompted a review of its partnership with the NRA, and it chose not to renew its current contract.

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. ThinkProgess says it asked all of the corporations "whether they plan to continue their relationships with the gun lobby".

Wyndham Hotel Group said in a statement that it "ended our relationship with the NRA late previous year".

The financial stakes held by teacher pension funds in gun companies, like those of other equities, each represent only a sliver of the multibillion-dollar state retirement systems' investments, according to a Bloomberg analysis.

Some survivors of mass shootings 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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