Businesses Are Fleeing The NRA In Wake Of Parkland School Shooting

Businesses Are Fleeing The NRA In Wake Of Parkland School Shooting

Businesses Are Fleeing The NRA In Wake Of Parkland School Shooting

In addition to several banks, Enterprise Holdings, which owns Enterprise, Alamo and National vehicle rental groups, announced it will end the discount offering it has with the NRA on March 26. The company's did not respond to a request for comment. Home security company SimpliSafe and Hertz Corp also terminated discount programs.

The company's decision to end the Norton discount program came as businesses across the corporate spectrum have started abandoning benefits programs for NRA members, following the shooting deaths of 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14.

And as petitions circulate online urging companies to #BoycottNRA, the pressure to disassociate from the NRA is growing.

The vehicle hire companies' decision comes just after the First National Bank of Omaha, which chose to stop issuing the NRA-branded Visa credit or debit card.

But more than an hour after tweeting that, Trump also tweeted a love note to the NRA, which strongly supported his candidacy and which opposes universal background checks.

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Cybersecurity company Symantec on Friday joined a rising wave of sentiment against the National Rifle Association, becoming the first major Bay Area business to cut ties with the group. A cached version of the site touted the card as "the official credit card of the NRA" and noted the benefits of membership. The auto rental firm had offered discounts to NRA members.

But equally, their articulation of what they feel is a manifest injustice has placed them at the heart of the debate on arguably the most polarising issue in USA politics - gun control.

"Passing a law that makes it illegal for a 20-year-old to purchase a shotgun for hunting or adult single mother from purchasing the most effective self-defense rifle on the market punishes law-abiding citizens for the evil acts of criminals", she said.

"To be affiliated with them, whether you are a company or a lawmaker, it is not going to pay off in the long run", said Watts, the group's founder, signaling the start of a broader campaign.

Wyndham Hotel Group said in a statement that it "ended our relationship with the NRA late past year".

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More big names followed suit. "At Juniper, we had the chance to get the NRA affinity relationship, and we passed", Vague said. The moves come as petitions circulated online targeting companies offering discounts to NRA members on its website .

You have to admire the Parkland high school survivors who have sparked national protests over inaction on school shootings. Bloomberg News reports the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan held more than 41,000 shares in American Outdoor Brands Co.

Activists have also called on public pension funds to divest from gun maker stocks.

On Wednesday, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch participated in a town hall at the BB&T Center in Sunrise that was organized and televised by CNN.

Trump has spent the past two days listening to ideas about how to stem gun violence at schools after last week's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The questions included training, and liability issues in the event a student were killed by friendly crossfire. However, during the same exchange, Rubio refused to say he would renounce NRA donations.

The insurance company on Friday said it would stop underwriting NRA-branded insurance policies for gun owners a program called "NRA Carry Guard", Reuters reported.

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