Both Delta and United Airlines used Twitter on Saturday to announce their decisions to end discounts to NRA members. But the NRA is a well-funded membership operation devoted to a single cause - guns - and unlikely to be moved by the actions of companies with which it has such loose and peripheral ties.
To date, Hertz, along with Enterprise, Alamo and National, which are owned by the same company, and Avis and Budget, which are also owned by the same company, have announced they are stopping their NRA-member discounts.
Symantec, which makes the Norton anti-virus software and owns the identity theft protection company LifeLock, said Friday that it is severing ties with the NRA.
In a statement on Friday, insurer Chubb said it told the NRA three months ago that it would "discontinue participation in the NRA Carry Guard insurance program under the terms of our contract".
According to a Yahoo Finance report, other companies that are dropping their partnership with the NRA are First National Bank of Omaha, major vehicle rental firms Hertz, Avis, and TrueCar, hotel chains Best Western and Wyndham Hotels, and two moving companies under SIRVA. It also noted Enterprise "offers members an unspecified discount".
Responding to the news, United Airlines told Think Progress it did not have any special affiliation with the NRA and the arrangement to provide the discounts were part of "its standard meeting agreement process".
The developments come more than a week after a deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, and amid escalating demands for greater accountability from lawmakers and businesses after the massacre. None of the companies have given details about why or when they made a decision to cut ties, but the news comes as the hashtag #BoycottNRA has circulated widely on social media.
And BlackRock, a giant investment firm that holds significant stakes in several major gun companies, said on Thursday that it plans to speak with major players in the gun industry to "understand their response to recent events". Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates auto rental agencies Alamo, Enterprise and National, announced via tweets Friday from each brand's account that by March 26 it would sever its NRA member discount program.
A growing number of large companies have announced they have dropped the gun lobby and shooting-sports promotion group, deciding it is not good business to link their brands to the NRA.
NRA officials also accused Democrats and media outlets of exploiting the Florida shooting.
Companies that offer discounts to NRA members are "making membership to the group, which opposes almost all gun safety legislation, more enticing", ThinkProgresswrote.
The shipping company gives NRA members up to a 26 percent discount on shipping both within and outside of the country.
Activists have also called on public pension funds to divest from gun maker stocks.
"Many in legacy media love mass shootings", NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch said Thursday at a conservative political conference.
"The NRA will back it and so will Congress", Trump contended as he called for raising the legal age of purchase for "all" guns from 18 to 21.
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