These Companies Are Done With the NRA

Cornelia Mascio
Febbraio 25, 2018

The perks of NRA membership include discounts and benefits with a variety of companies, including vehicle rental, air travel, insurance, and banking.

At least 17 companies have now announced publicly that they will no longer offer discounts to NRA members.

Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association, as USA corporations take a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry after the latest school massacre. "We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website", the company said in a tweet.

Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program.

"Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA", Langin said.

According to ThinkProgress, companies including Vinesse Wines, which operates the "official wine club of the NRA", and, which gives members access to an exclusive hotel booking website, have yet to end their relationships with the NRA.

"Even if we disagree with management, we focus on engaging with the company and understanding how they are responding to society's expectations of them", BlackRock spokesperson Ed Sweeney said in a statement.

One teen survivor of the Florida school shooting suggested on Twitter Saturday morning that tourists stay away from the state during spring break; he got immediate response on social media.

The Hertz Corp.: "We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA's rental vehicle discount program with Hertz", the rental auto company tweeted Thursday afternoon.

As well as this, First National Bank of Omaha which is the largest privately held bank in the United States, said it would not renew its contract with the NRA.

Activists have tried to put pressure on the NRA since the shooting by targeting firms that offer discounts and other benefits to its members.

The airline previously advertised discounts of two to 10 percent for NRA members.

However, those decisions were made prior to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week.

Two other companies - the insurer Chubb and Wyndham Hotel Group - confirmed to CNNMoney Friday that they've recently ended partnerships with the NRA. The programme that provided coverage for people involved in gun-related incidents or accidents had been under scrutiny by regulators over marketing issues.

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.

Moore's comment echoes other outspoken figures, such as Keith Olbermann, who blasted the NRA as a "terrorist organization" in the aftermath of last fall's deadly Las Vegas shooting.

Hotel chain Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) told CNBC it ended its relationship with the NRA late previous year. "They hate individual freedom", said NRA's head Wayne LaPierre at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.

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