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More than one dozen companies ran away from the NRA; includes comment from NRA

"More than one dozen companies ran away from the NRA. Here's how it went down," 25 February 2018

Before last week, membership in the National Rifle Association meant gaining access to a broad range of discounts... But in the wake of a massacre at a Florida high school on Februart 14, activists flooded social media with calls to end corporate partnerships with America's most powerful gun lobby. Since Thursday, more than a dozen brands severed ties with the organization. In a statement, the National Rifle Association called the decisions "a shameful display of political and civic cowardice... In time, these brands will be replaced by others who recognize that patriotism and determined commitment to Constitutional freedoms are characteristics of a marketplace they very much want to serve."

... The First National Bank of Omaha said it will stop issuing an NRA-branded Visa card. A bank spokesperson said "customer feedback" prompted a review of its partnership with the NRA... Symantec... has announced it "has stopped its discount program" with the NRA... SimpliSafe, which makes home security systems, "discontinued our existing relationship with the NRA," CEO Chad Laurans said in a statement... Delta Air Lines announced... that it's ending discounted rates for NRA members. "We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website," the company said in a tweet... United Airlines followed a short time later, saying the company will no longer offer discounts on flights to the NRA annual meeting. [also refers to Allied, Avis, Budget Rent a Car, Enterprise, First National Bank of Omaha, MetLife, North American, Paramount RX, Sirva, Starkey & TrueCar]

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