Firms End Relationships with the NRA


An increasing number of corporations are ending their relationships with the National Rifle Association in the wake of a deadly school shooting that killed seventeen in Parkland, FL, earlier this month.

Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, Alamo and National Car Rental have all announced that they are ending their discount program would the gun-rights advocacy group.  Car pricing group TrueCar has also announced it is ending a program that allowed NRA members to save an average of nearly of $3,400 off of the retail price of new and used cars.

Delta and United Airlines have also announced they are ending their discount programs with the NRA and Symantec, the computer security firm, has stopped its discount program for anti-virus software for NRA members.

The First National Bank of Omaha announced earlier in the week that it would its business relation with NRA after feedback from their customers.  “Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA,” the bank wrote on Twitter. “As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card.”

The bank, the largest privately held bank in the U.S., issues branded credit cards for multiple U.S. brands, among them the NRA.

Chubb Ltd, announced on Friday that it will stop underwriting the insurance for NRA members known as Carry Guard, which covers policy holders with civil as well as criminal defense protection.  Chubb says that they ended the relationship with the NRA three months ago but the made the announcement public on Friday.


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