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Businesses distancing themselves from NRA in wake of Parkland shooting

Businesses distancing themselves from NRA in wake of Parkland shooting

Several of the 27 firms listed as associated with the NRA by website Think Progress have announced they have cut ties with the organisation.

"If you look at the list of other major corporations that have announced very similar things as well, you'll see the list has been quite extensive and it's been growing for the last 24 hours", Sandoval explained.

Dropping their affiliation with the NRA are rental vehicle agencies Alamo, Enterprise, National, and Hertz, along with Symantec, MetLife, and the First National Bank of Omaha that was the official credit card of the NRA.

External Link @Hertz: We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA's rental auto discount program with Hertz.

Companies and corporations around the country have been ending deals, discounts, and agreements tied to the NRA according to a variety of news outlets.

Delta was the first to pull out, tweeting at about 8:30 a.m. that it was "reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program", the airline said in its message. They care more about control, and more of it.

First National Bank, which issued a special NRA Visa card, won't anymore.

Hotel Planner also still appears to be operating with the organisation, as well as FedEx, which gives NRA members discounts on shipping fees. The NRA "member benefits" page offers savings on a credit card, hearing aids, life insurance, home security systems, auto purchases, moving fees, prescription drugs, and branded checkbooks, among other things.

Symantec (SYMC), 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.

In tweets on Saturday, Delta and United said they were no longer offering NRA members discounted rates and they would ask the NRA to remove their information from its website.

Meanwhile, insurer Chubb has said it will stop underwriting NRA insurance for gun owners. The e-commerce giant's streaming service carries NRATV, a show that recently published a controversial video claiming that "the mainstream media loves mass shootings". Previously, both airlines had set up discounts for NRA members ahead of the organization's annual convention in May.

"I would hope that Amazon realizes, and these knuckleheads of social media realize, that the five million NRA members are the most patriotic and most pro-American members of our society", Stinchfield said to CNNMoney. However, the president has also suggested increasing the age to purchase semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 in opposition to the NRA.

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