Bank halts NRA credit card, vehicle rental firm ends discount

Bank halts NRA credit card, vehicle rental firm ends discount”

Both Delta and United Airlines used Twitter on Saturday to announce their decisions to end discounts to NRA members.

A spokesperson for Symantec, which makes the Norton anti-virus software and owns the identity theft protection company LifeLock, said Friday that it has "stopped its discount program" for NRA members. The rental auto company ended its discount program for NRA members.

In a tweet sent early Saturday morning, Delta said that it will be ending its contract that provided discounted rates for NRA members "through our group travel program".

King said he was a lifelong NRA member, but did not join the latest gun rights organization in American to receive discounts from various companies.

The exodus of corporate names, ranging from a major insurer to vehicle rental brands and a household moving company, occurred after the NRA launched a counter-offensive against a student-led campaign for tighter United States gun ownership laws.

One of the cancellations applauded by pressure groups was that of Chubb Insurance, which ended its legal cover, known as NRA Carry Guard, for gun owners who shoot someone then say they did so in self-defense.

For some time, the bank has been offering a special NRA-affiliated Visa card to its members, giving them 5 percent back on gas and sporting good purchases made with the card.

Delta drops the NRA discount program after call for gun lobby boycott in wake of school shooting.

Numerous terminated agreements include the companies no longer giving discounts to NRA members, a perk that attracted them to join the association.

Hotel Planner also still appears to be operating with the organisation, as well as FedEx, which gives NRA members discounts on shipping fees.

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

The NRA did not respond to Sky News' request for comment.

"Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA", Langin said. "Doing business with the NRA is clearly bad business".

Then, the investment giant BlackRock Inc. said it was exploring ways to cull gun companies from the portfolios of clients who no longer wish to invest in them. "As usual, the opportunists wasted not one second to exploit tragedy for political gain", he said.

The air carriers are the latest to sever ties with the organization since a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school more than a week ago.

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

Blackrock among the largest stakeholders in Sturm Ruger & Co., American Outdoor Brands Corp. and Vista Outdoor Inc., but it holds only indirect investments in those gun manufacturers.

"Many in legacy media love mass shootings", NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch said Thursday at a conservative political conference.

Following intense scrutiny from gun-control advocates, including victims of the Parkland shooting, President Donald Trump and some Republican lawmakers expressed support for measures like shoring up the federal background check system, raising the minimum age requirement to buy a gun, and banning bump stocks.

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