These Companies Are Done With the NRA

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The Hill tweeted out the news announcing that Hertz has joined the parade of companies breaking with the NRA.

Prior to this announcement, the NRA convention website said that the group had "contracted special flight discounts with United Airlines and Delta Airlines, specifically for members attending the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits".

Companies like Hertz don't have that much power, of course, and this week's measures are aimed only at the NRA, which, with its increasingly unhinged platform, is doing much to isolate itself from the mainstream. Several vehicle rental firms and hotel chains have terminated discount programs with the group, including Hertz, Enterprise, National and Alamo auto rental firms, along with Best Western and Wyndham Hotels. "We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from its website".

Yet another campaign, using the hashtag #BoycottNRA, was the top trending topic on Twitter on Friday morning.

Also, not every company has yielded to the boycott effort.

A woman cries as she visits a makeshift memorial setup in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in memory of the 17 people that were killed on February 14, on February 21, 2018 in Parkland, Florida.

Meanwhile, some teachers in Florida were unsettled to learn earlier this week that the retirement funds to which they've been contributing invest in the gun company that produced the weapon used in the Parkland attack.

Wendy Glaab, 60, of Fonthill, Ontario, Canada, was among the first to respond.

Glaab told The Associated Press on Saturday that her sister owns property in Fort Lauderdale and she is able to visit any time she chooses.

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A number of companies have opted to end discount programmes with the NRA following its aggressive resistance against calls for tighter gun control laws. Those companies include: Alamo Rent a Car, Avis, Allied Van Lines, Best Western, Budget, Chubb Insurance, Delta Airlines, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, First National Bank of Omaha, Hertz, MetLife, North American Van Lines, Paramount Rx, SimpliSafe, Symantec, and TrueCar.

Several companies in the USA have ended long-held customer discounts for National Rifle Association members following the Florida massacre.

The insurance firm Chubb said it had already stopped underwriting an NRA-branded insurance policy as of three months ago.

The First National Bank of Omaha in Nebraska will not renew its contract for the gun group's NRA Visa card, spokesman Kevin Langin said in a statement.

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.

The swiftness of the corporate reaction against the NRA has differed from that of past shootings, including the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that claimed 26 lives and the killing of 58 people in Las Vegas last fall, said Bob Spitzer, a political scientist at SUNY Cortland and a scholar on gun politics.

On Friday, President Donald Trump reiterated to CPAC for the third time this week the need to arm teachers with concealed weapons to prevent more shootings in USA schools.

However, Mr Trump has also called for raising the minimum age for purchasing semi-automatic rifles, a move the NRA opposes.



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