Delta, United end discount programs for NRA members

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A sign is posted in front of a Hertz rental vehicle office on August 8, 2017 in San Francisco, California.

Suddenly, that move put the pressure on other auto rental companies that also had deals listed on the NRA website to pull out.

On Saturday morning, the NRA's annual meetings site still stated that they had contracted special flight discounts with United Airlines and Delta Airlines for members attending the their annual meetings and exhibits.

The Nebraska-based First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract to issue the group's NRA Visa Card, spokesman Kevin Langin said in a statement. MetLife Inc. - The insurer terminated discounts that had been offered to NRA members on the NRA website Enterprise Holdings Inc.

Car rental companies National Car Rental, Enterprise and Alamo announced this week that they would end their discount programs, and car pricing group TrueCar announced it would end its program that allowed NRA members to save an average of almost $3,400 off the retail price of new and used cars.

It was left unclear whether Best Western had cut ties with the NRA long ago or recently as a result of the shooting.

The Omaha bank appears to have been the first to respond publicly. Symantec announced on Twitter on Friday that it would no longer offer its discount program with the N.R.A, which included cutting prices on malware and virus-protection programs. But when reached for comment, Avis Budget Group told CNNMoney that it too was ending its partnership with the organization.

Twitter accounts for Enterprise and its two other brands, Alamo and National, tweeted late Thursday: "All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members".

More big names followed suit.

"At Juniper, we had the chance to get the NRA affinity relationship and we passed", said Vague, now an investor and philanthropist in Philadelphia.

The shipping company gives NRA members up to a 26 percent discount on shipping both within and outside of the country.

A day later, Symantec, the cybersecurity company, said it had halted its NRA discount program. And SimpliSafe, which sells home security systems, said the same.

Since that massacre, student survivors have led an unusually aggressive push to shame lawmakers into changing overly permissive gun laws.

"They're friends of mine", Trump said of the NRA, which gave more than $11 million to his presidential campaign in 2016 and spent almost $20 million attacking his Democratic Party general election challenger, Hillary Clinton.

At a CNN town hall on Wednesday, they urged elected officials to act and sparred with NRA representative Dana Loesch.

In the wake of the Florida school shooting, several social media users pressured companies listed as working with the NRA on discounts and other programs to drop their affiliation.

The giant insurance company Chubb said Friday that it has discontinued a gun-insurance program that protected NRA members from lawsuits by people they shoot. The program that provided coverage for people involved in gun-related incidents or accidents had been under scrutiny by regulators over marketing issues.

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