In the wake of the horrific mass shooting at a Florida school on February 14, anti-gun activists are pressuring companies to end their relationships with the National Rifle Association (NRA). An activist group called “Boycott NRA Partners” has created a Google Doc with a list of companies that are being targeted for boycott, and many have complied.
In a rush to appease the activists, a host of companies have conceded to the demands, apparently agreeing that law-abiding gun owners are somehow complicit in the massacre. They’re implying, by disassociating with the NRA, that the group’s five million members are all powder kegs lying in wait to conduct the next mass slaughter.
For law-abiding gun owners, this list, which continues to grow, can serve as a helpful guide to companies that no longer deserve the patronage of Second Amendment supporters. These companies are apparently so flush with cash that they don’t need the money of NRA members, so shop and spend your money accordingly.
Allied Van Lines/North American Van Lines
“North American and Allied Van Lines no longer have an affiliate relationship with the NRA effective immediately, ” Tammy Monroe, a spokesperson for parent company SIRVA, told ThinkProgress. “We have asked them to remove our listing from their benefits site.”
Avis and Budget
Avis and Budget say they are discontinuing the discount offered to NRA members:
Hello, effective March 26, Avis and Budget will no longer provide the NRA member discount.~Susan
— Avis Car Rental (@Avis) February 24, 2018
The hotel chain announced that they have no association with the NRA:
Best Western® Hotels & Resorts does not have an affiliation with and is not a corporate partner of the National Rifle Association.
— Best Western (@BestWestern) February 20, 2018
A spokesman for Chubb told Reuters the company will stop underwriting a National Rifle Association-branded insurance policy for gun owners.
Delta announced on Twitter that they will no longer offer discounted group travel rates for NRA members:
Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program. We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website.
— Delta (@Delta) February 24, 2018
This company has the distinction of being the first to cave to demands of activists:
Thank you for contacting us! All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members. This change will be effective March 26. Thank you again for reaching out. Kind regards, Michael
— EnterpriseRentACar (@enterprisecares) February 23, 2018
First National Bank of Omaha
The bank announced it is ending its NRA Visa program. “Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA. As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card,” spokesperson Kevin Langin said in a statement Thursday.
The rental car company announced that they’re ending their NRA discount program:
We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA’s rental car discount program with Hertz.
— Hertz (@Hertz) February 23, 2018
MetLife, under the guise of valuing all customers, tweeted that they’re going to halt discounts to customers with the wrong political views:
We value all our customers but have decided to end our discount program with the NRA.
— MetLife (@MetLife) February 23, 2018
National Rent a Car
National responded to a Twitter inquiry by saying they are cutting ties with the NRA:
Thank you for contacting us, Mr. Fillmore! We have ended the discount for NRA members. This change will be effective March 26. Thank you again for reaching out.
— National Car Rental (@nationalcares) February 23, 2018
The drug discounter announced that they’re working to cut ties with the NRA:
Thank you all for your feedback.
Paramount Rx issued the statement below.
“The prescription discount program that is made available to NRA members is offered through a third-party vendor. We are working with that vendor to discontinue the program and remove the offering.”
— Paramount Rx (@ParamountRx) February 24, 2018
Boston-based home security company SimpliSafe, which has long advertised on conservative media outlets, said in a statement by CEO Chad Laurans, “We have discontinued our existing relationship with the NRA.”
Starkey Hearing Technologies
The company announced on Twitter that it has cut ties with the NRA:
We have made the decision not to renew our discount program with the NRA. We will be asking them to remove our information from their website. Our focus remains on bringing better hearing to people around the world in partnership with hearing professionals.
— Starkey Hearing (@starkeyhearing) February 24, 2018
“Symantec has stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association,” a company spokesperson told The Verge in a statement.
TrueCar announced the company is ending its car buying service relationship with the NRA:
TrueCar is ending its car buying service relationship with the NRA effective February 28, 2018.
— TrueCar (@TrueCar) February 24, 2018
The airline company announced via Twitter that they will no longer offer a discount to the NRA’s national meeting.
United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website.
— United Airlines (@united) February 24, 2018
Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham responded to a tweet by saying the company is no longer associated with the NRA:
Hello. Please know, Wyndham is no longer affiliated with the NRA.
— Wyndham Rewards (@WyndhamRewards) February 23, 2018