More companies sever ties with NRA, now include United, Delta, Hertz and MetLife

(ABC News)–A growing number of companies are announcing plans to sever ties with the National Rifle Association following the shooting massacre Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida that killed 17 students and staff, sparking renewed calls for gun control.

One of the first companies that said it would cut ties with the gun-rights lobbying group was First National Bank of Omaha, which announced Thursday that it would not renew a co-branded Visa credit card with the NRA.

A slew of other companies — including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, MetLife Insurance Co., Hertz and Best Western — have followed suit, announcing plans to terminate special discounts and benefits for NRA members.

And as petitions circulate online urging companies to #BoycottNRA, the pressure to disassociate from the NRA is growing. #BoycottNRA has already trended on Twitter.


United Airlines: The airline said Saturday that is ending a discount it has offered for travel to the NRA’s annual meeting.

Delta Air Lines: Delta announced on Twitter on Saturday morning that it will be ending its contract with the NRA for discounted rates for group travel.

Car-rental and car-buying service companies

Enterprise Holdings Inc.: The car rental company, which also owns Alamo and National, tweeted Friday, “All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members. This change will be effective March 26.”

The Hertz Corp.: “We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA’s rental car discount program with Hertz,” the rental car company tweeted Thursday afternoon.

Avis/Budget: The car rental company told ABC News in an email that as of March 26, “our brands will no longer provide the NRA member discount.”

TrueCar: “TrueCar is ending its car buying service relationship with the NRA effective February 28, 2018,” the Santa Monica, California-based automotive pricing and information website tweeted Friday night.

Hotel chains

Best Western: “Best Western® Hotels & Resorts does not have an affiliation with and is not a corporate partner of the National Rifle Association,” the hotel chain tweeted, without saying when the decision to part ways was made.

Wyndham Hotels: “Hello. Please know, Wyndham is no longer affiliated with the NRA,” the hotel chain tweeted at several social media users.

Finance and insurance firms

Chubb Ltd.: “Three months ago, Chubb provided notice of our intent to discontinue participation in the NRA Carry Guard insurance program under the terms of our contract,” the insurer said in a statement.

First National Bank of Omaha: One of the country’s largest privately held banks tweeted Thursday, “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.”

MetLife Inc.: “We value all our customers but have decided to end our discount program with the NRA,” the insurer tweeted Friday,

Software company

Symantec Corp.: — “Symantec has stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association,” the software company, which makes Norton Antivirus technology, tweeted Friday.

Moving companies

SIRVA, parent company of both North American and Allied van lines, said in a statement Saturday that effective immediately it no longer has “an affiliate relationship” with the NRA. “We have asked them to remove our listing from their benefits site,” SIRVA said.

ABC News’ Jeffrey Cook contributed to this report.

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