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Corporate America under pressure to cut ties with NRA

... The social media-fueled campaign has already led a range of corporations, from a major insurer to three car rental brands, to severe their relationships with the NRA gun rights advocacy group. Amazon.com and other online streaming platforms are facing demands to drop the online video channel NRATV, featuring programming produced by the group. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, founded after the December 2012 Newtown, Conn., school shooting that killed 20 first-graders, sent letters to Apple, AT&T, Amazon, Alphabet’s Google division and Roku on Friday, asking them to drop NRATV from their products. The NRA has not commented on companies severing ties.

... The latest company to distance itself from the NRA was insurer Chubb, which on Friday said it would stop underwriting a controversial NRA-branded insurance policy for gun owners that covers legal costs in self-defense shootings. Symantec Corp said on Friday it ended a program with the NRA offering discounts for its LifeLock identity theft product. MetLife also said on Friday it would end discounts it previously offered to NRA members... About 22 corporations nationwide offer incentives to NRA members, according to ThinkProgress.com, a news site owned by the Center for American Progress Action Fund. The hashtag #BoycottNRA was the number one trending topic on Twitter on Friday morning, as users took to the website to call for corporations to end gun lobby deals as a boycott against the organization. The NRA has fiercely opposed restrictions on ownership of firearms, including the type of semi-automatic weapon used in the Parkland, Fla., shooting. [also mentions BlackRock, Enterprise, First National Bank of Omaha]

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