Two Airlines, Three Rental Car Brand, Major Banks Cut Ties with the NRA

By Anna Breuer on 24 February 2018
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United cut ties with the NRA on Saturday.

Dozens of companies announced Saturday they were cutting ties with the National Rifle Association, removing discounts for members as well as other special programs.

The list includes two airlines, United and Delta; several rental car companies, among them Avis Budget, Hertz, and Enterprise Holdings, which owns Enterprise, National, and Alamo.

“We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website,” Delta Air Lines said in a tweet Saturday morning.

“We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA’s rental car discount program with Hertz,” said Hertz in a tweet.

Multiple other large companies followed suit.

Insurance giant MetLife, Symantec, which sells the Norton line of anti-virus tools, and Sirva, which owns moving companies Allied and North American, also cut ties. First National Bank of Omaha said it would no longer issue an NRA credit card.

Meanwhile, the world’s largest airline hadn’t offered a discount to the NRA to begin with.

“To clarify questions we received today: American does not offer discounted group travel rates to the NRA,” American Airlines said on Twitter.

The National Rifle Association reacted to the news with a statement on Saturday saying companies “have decided to punish NRA membership in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice.”

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