Delta, United ending group travel discount for NRA members

Remigio Civitarese
Febbraio 25, 2018

Other companies on the list include the cyber security firm Symantec, Met Life and Life Lock Inc.

Hertz said it would stop offering discounts to NRA members. "As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card". It was responding to a tweet saying "Please END your relationship with 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.

Enterprise Holdings Inc., which operates Alamo and National vehicle rentals as well, said it had ended its participation effective March 26.

The latest companies to end their ties with the NRA were Delta and United Airlines, the first and third largest US -based airline companies by revenue, respectively. It also noted Enterprise "offers members an unspecified discount".

Lists of companies that offer discounts to NRA members have been circulating on Twitter and Facebook.

Beal says even if companies think they are and drop the NRA, it won't really hurt the NRA.

There was also a wave of auto rental outfits.

"Evil walks among us and God help us if we don't harden our schools and protect our kids", said NRA executive vice-president Wayne LaPierre at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday. "As usual, the opportunists wasted not one second to exploit tragedy for political gain", he said.

Symantec, which makes the Norton anti-virus software and owns the identity theft protection company LifeLock, said Friday that it is severing ties with the NRA. A spokesperson told NPR that decision had been made some time ago. "There are only 5 million NRA members but over 300 million of us!" Wyndham Hotel Group LLC announced it was "no longer affiliated with the NRA".

United Airlines - United tweeted Saturday, "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". "DO NOT come to Florida for spring break unless gun legislation is passed".

Shares of those two gun manufacturers were down two per cent in NY on Friday afternoon.

Activists have also called on public pension funds to divest from gun maker stocks, which were broadly lower on Friday.

"Since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, a number of companies have chose to sever their relationship with the NRA, in an effort to punish our members who are doctors, farmers, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, nurses, shop owners and school teachers that live in every American community", the statement said.

On Wednesday, at a CNN town hall, Florida Sen.

Trump has also proposed raising the age to buy assault-style rifles from 18 to 21, which is opposed by the NRA. He was responding to a question from student survivor Cameron Kasky.

Wyndham Hotel Group said in a statement that it "ended our relationship with the NRA late previous year". Spitzer said the reaction was likely a reaction to the student mobilization that followed the Florida shooting, but he said it was too soon tell how significantly it will sway the country's wider gun debate.

"March for Our Lives", a national rally, is planned in Washington, D.C. on March 24.

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