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USA: Companies increasingly sever ties with gun lobby after school shooting

"NRA under mounting pressure as companies cut ties with gun lobby", 23 Feb 2018

US companies are distancing themselves from the National Rifle Association as the gun lobby comes under increasing pressure following the mass shooting in Florida last week. On Friday, Hertz announced it was severing ties with the NRA. The car rental firm had offered discounts to NRA members... The move came after Best Western and Wyndham Hotels, which had offered discounts to NRA members, confirmed they had cut ties with the group after a social media campaign using the hashtag #BoycottNRA targeted them and others...The insurer Chubb has also dropped cover for NRA Carry Guard insurance... Membership of the NRA comes with discounts on goods and services including car rentals, hotels, home insurance and wine. But the companies that provide those services are coming under increasing pressure to step back after the Parkland shooting, which claimed 17 lives...Other companies that have announced they have severed ties include Enterprise Rent–A–Car, which owns Enterprise, Alamo and National, and First National Bank of Omaha, which announced it would end a Visa credit card it offered with NRA branding...The moves are putting pressure on other corporations... On Twitter, people using the hashtag #StopNRAmazon are calling on Amazon to drop the NRA’s video channel from its streaming service.

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