Delta to end NRA discount as pressure mounts

Delta to end NRA discount as pressure mounts

NRA's convention website stated, "NRA has also contracted special flight discounts with United Airlines and Delta Airlines, specifically for members attending the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits". The Nebraska-based First National Bank of Omaha said Thursday it will not renew its contract to issue the National Rifle Association Visa Card, spokesman Kevin Langin said in a statement.

Car rental companies National Car Rental, Enterprise and Alamo announced this week that they would end their discount programs, and car pricing group TrueCar announced it would end its program that allowed NRA members to save an average of almost $3,400 off the retail price of new and used cars.

Adding its name alongside a growing list of American corporations, United Airlines today announced via social media that it would also be pulling all discount benefits from the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Under auto rental discounts, Hertz, Avis and Budget are still listed as "NRA partners".

The insurance firm Chubb said it had already stopped underwriting an NRA-branded insurance policy as of three months ago.

Best Western - The hotel chain told multiple social media users that it was no longer affiliated with the NRA, though it did not say when that decision was made.

The telemedicine company told ThinkProgress in an email Friday it would no longer give NRA members a discount on the monthly rate for its telemedicine services.

Two national moving companies, Allied Van Lines and North American Van Lines, both ended their discount agreements with the NRA within minutes of each other on Friday.

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Major companies like FedEx are still offering discounts to NRA members, while Amazon, Apple, Google, and YouTube are all drawing fire for hosting the increasingly deranged NRA TV.

Last week's shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has renewed the national debate about gun control.

An online #BoycottNRA campaign has seen hundreds of thousands of people urge dozens of firms which hold partnerships with the NRA to end their promotional links with the gun lobby. 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!".

"Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA", the bank said in a statement published Thursday, eights days after the Parkland shooting.

The NRA did not respond to an NPR request for comment. And the NRA is facing a time-honored traditional protest: the boycott. "We don't want them in our schools", Trump said. "As usual, the opportunists wasted not one second to exploit tragedy for political gain", he said.

The financial stakes held by teacher pension funds in gun companies, like those of other equities, each represent only a sliver of the multibillion-dollar state retirement systems' investments, according to a Bloomberg analysis.

The channel features programming that leans heavily on speeches by NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre and spokeswoman Dana Loesch.

The NRA announced Friday said it still objects to raising the age limit for buying semi-automatic weapons to 21 from 18.

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