Companies cut ties with NRA after Florida school shooting

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A slew of other companies - including Met Life Inc., Hertz Corp., and Best Western - followed suit, and announced plans to terminate special discounts and benefits for NRA members.

First National Bank, which ran what was termed the "official credit card" of the NRA, offered discounts, rewards and a bank card co-branded with the rifle association.

Separately, vehicle rental company Enterprise said its three brands would end a discount program for NRA members.

Clayton-based Enterprise Holdings, which runs the Enterprise, Alamo and National auto rental groups, announced that it will end the discount deal it has with the NRA on March 26.

Delta Air Lines - Delta issued the following statement Saturday: "Delta is reaching out to the National Rifle Association to let it know we will be ending its contract for discounted rates through our group travel program". The backlash of 5 million NRA members plus the majority of Americans who favor the second amendment will hurt Hertz much more than the rental vehicle company's silly public action will hurt the NRA. "Three months ago, Chubb provided notice of our intent to discontinue participation in the NRA Carry Guard insurance program under the terms of our contract", Chubb said in a statement.

Social media users have taken to Twitter in an effort to name and shame those companies and others for their NRA affiliation.

Also Friday, Wyndham Worldwide, parent company of major hotel brands including Travelodge, Howard Johnson, Ramada and Days Inn, tweeted that it "is no longer affiliated with the NRA".

"Usually what happens is that the storm passes, and the NRA counts on that".

Numerous terminated agreements include the companies no longer giving discounts to NRA members, a perk that attracted them to join the association. ThinkProgress noted that First National Bank offered two NRA cards, each with a $40 bonus, and touted it as "enough to reimburse your one-year NRA membership!".

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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.

However, not all the companies linked to the NRA have dropped their links.

"Their recent galvanization against the issue has made the NRA very uncool and an easy target for firms wanting to say to the most important cohort: "Hey, we get it, and are with you".

From the mouths of babes comes power, especially when the words are a demand that major United States corporations stop doing business with the NRA.

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.

The airlines are the latest in a string of corporations to sever ties with the NRA in the wake of the shooting, which claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Both companies downplayed their associations with the NRA in statements to ThinkProgress.

NRA has not commented on the defectors, but the group's executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre said this week that those pushing for new legislation are exploiting the tragedy.

On Wednesday, at a CNN town hall, Florida Sen.

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