TWELVE companies cut ties with the NRA after the Florida massacre: Calls to boycott the gun lobby increase as businesses who gave incentives to members distance themselves

Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Paul Martin

As of Friday afternoon, a dozen companies have cut business ties with NRA
Four rental car companies, two insurers, two hotel chains and a bank were among the companies to shun the gun lobby
Nearly two dozen corporations nationwide offer incentives to NRA members
#BoycottNRA was the second most trending topic on Twitter Friday afternoon

23 February 2018

A growing number of US companies are distancing themselves from the National Rifle Association in the wake of the latest school massacre in Florida.

Petitions are circulating online targeting companies that offer discounts to NRA members on its website. #BoycottNRA was the second most trending topic on Twitter.

Members of the gun lobby have access to special offers from partner companies on its website, ranging from life insurance to wine clubs.

For a second consecutive day companies listed on the site have cut ties to the NRA as it aggressively resists calls for stricter gun control in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead.

The rental car company Hertz tweeted on Friday that it has notified the NRA that it is ending the lobby’s discount program with Hertz.

The insurance company MetLife Inc. also discontinued its discount program with the NRA on Friday. The software company Symantec Corp., which makes Norton Antivirus technology, did the same.

nsurer Chubb Ltd. said Friday it is ending participation in the NRA’s gun-owner Carry Guard insurance program, but it provided notice three months ago. The program that provided coverage for people involved in gun-related incidents or accidents had been under scrutiny by regulators over marketing issues.

Those defections arrived a day after the car rental company Enterprise Holdings, which also owns Alamo and National, said it was cutting off discounts for NRA members. First National Bank of Omaha, one of the nation’s largest privately held banks, announced that it would not renew a co-branded Visa credit-card with the NRA.

Nearly two dozen corporations nationwide offer incentives to NRA members, according to, a news site owned by the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Inc and other online streaming platforms are also facing demands to drop the online video channel NRATV, featuring programming produced by the group.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, founded after 20 first-graders were shot and killed at a school in Connecticut in December 2012, sent letters to Apple Inc, AT&T Inc , Amazon, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Roku Inc on Friday, asking them to drop NRATV from their products. None of the companies immediately responded to requests for comment on the letters.

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