Corporations are cutting ties with the National Rifle Association following the 17 deaths in the latest school shooting the U.S., this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. In many cases, these companies previously had relationships with the NRA to give discounts to members, leading to the trending #BoycottNRA hashtag directed at companies working with the organization. Now, many of those corporations are ending the benefits once shared with the militantly pro-gun group.
We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA?s rental car discount program with Hertz.— Hertz (@Hertz) February 23, 2018
United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website.— United Airlines (@united) February 24, 2018
Symantec has stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association.— Symantec (@symantec) February 23, 2018
Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program. We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website.— Delta (@Delta) February 24, 2018
We value all our customers but have decided to end our discount program with the NRA.— MetLife (@MetLife) February 23, 2018
Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA. As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card.— First National Bank (@FNBOmaha) February 22, 2018
Hi. Thanks for contacting us. Alamo, National, and Enterprise ended the program ? effective March 26. John— EnterpriseRentACar (@enterprisecares) February 23, 2018
We at DICK'S Sporting Goods are deeply disturbed and saddened by the tragic events in Parkland. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their loved ones. https://t.co/J4OcB6XJnu pic.twitter.com/WmT50BO7mx— DICK'S Sporting Goods (@DICKS) February 28, 2018
We deeply believe that this country's most precious gift is our children. They are our future. We must keep them safe. Beginning today, DICK'S Sporting Goods is committed to the following: https://t.co/J4OcB6XJnu pic.twitter.com/BaTJ9LaCYe— DICK'S Sporting Goods (@DICKS) February 28, 2018
Other companies have kept their announcements off social media, but nonetheless ended their agreements with the NRA, including Boston-based home security startup SimpliSafe, which announced Friday it would end its discount program for NRA members.Martha Schick can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @MarthaSchick.