Several companies severing ties with NRA

From United Airlines to MetLife, many companies have shed the discounts offered to NRA members following the Florida shooting earlier this month.

NRA fallout

Major companies with ties to the National Rifle Association have severed ties to the pro-gun-rights interest group amid intense scrutiny over the Parkland, Fla. school shooting.

Last week,  the airline company Delta confirmed on Twitter that it had contacted the NRA “to let them know we will be ending their contract” for such discounted fares to members attending the association’s annual meetings.

Most of the businesses had offered discounted products and services to NRA’s several million members. Critics said the deals served as an attractive element of NRA membership.

The NRA blasted the companies that severed ties for “a shameful display of political and civic cowardice.”

“Let it be absolutely clear. The loss of a discount will neither scare nor distract one single NRA member from our mission to stand and defend the individual freedoms that have always made America the greatest nation in the world,” the group said in a statement.

Here’s the list of companies that have dropped NRA deals:

Delta Air Lines: The company axed discounted rates for NRA members.

United Airlines: United ended an offer of discounted flights for NRA members traveling to their annual meeting.

Enterprise Holdings: The parent company of car rental brands Enterprise, Alamo and National is ending discount deals with the NRA within a few weeks.

Hertz. Like Enterprise, car rental company Hertz is ending ended discounts to NRA members.

Avis and Budget: The company that owns the Avis and Budget rental car firms also plans to end discounts for NRA members.

Symantec. The cybersecurity company’s LifeLock identity theft protection service for businesses and its Norton anti-virus software had both offered discounts to NRA members. Those deals are off.

TrueCar. The online car-buying service is ending its deal for NRA members, who previously saved an average of nearly $3,400 off the retail price of new and used vehicles.

MetLife: The insurer had offered discounts to NRA members on auto and home policies before axing the deal.

SimpliSafe: The home security company had offered a special promotion to NRA members, but that ended Friday.

First National Bank of Omaha: The financial institution cut an NRA-branded Visa credit card.

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