These Companies Have Cut Ties With the NRA

More than a dozen companies, including Hertz, United, and Delta, have cut ties with the NRA in recent days.

Also, insurance underwriters Chubb Ltd and Lockton announced that they will no longer broker policies for NRA Carry Guard, the self defense insurance the gun lobby launched less than a year ago.

How many more lives are we going to lose because the members of the administration are in the pockets of the NRA? Several other companies have also affirmed support for gun rights, but chose to cut ties with the NRA over its positions. Symantec Corp., owner of Lifelock and Simplisafe Inc.; rental vehicle companies Hertz Global Holdings Inc. and Avis Budget Group Inc. and insurer MetLife Inc. all have cut ties to the NRA. She said news media loves the ratings it gets from putting crying mothers on the air.

For perspective, here's list of companies that have no trouble donating to Planned Parenthood, which kills more than 300,000 children every year.

Delta is reaching out to the National Rifle Association to let it know that the airline will be ending its contract for discounted fares for travel to the association's annual meeting through Delta's group travel program.

Starkey: The hearing aid manufacturer said it will not renew its discount program with the NRA, and has asked the NRA to remove Starkey's information from its website.

People are now also calling on companies such as Amazon, Google, and Apple to remove NRA streaming channels from their sites.

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Tuesday, Memphis based FedEx clarified its stance and relationship with the NRA.

FedEx said on Monday that while it disagrees with the NRA's policies, it will continue to offer members discounts.

"In time, these brands will be replaced by others who recognize that patriotism and determined commitment to Constitutional freedoms are characteristics of a marketplace they very much want to serve", the NRA said.

Mourners pay tribute at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Parkland, Fla.

. Since conference visitors include avid firearm users and operators of venues where firearms are used, such as firing ranges and hunting grounds, the researchers suspected that gun use might decline during the dates of the event. As the NRA said in its statement, "The law-abiding members of the NRA had nothing at all to do with the failure of that school's security preparedness, the failure of America's mental health system, the failure of the National Instant Check System or the cruel failures of both federal and local law enforcement".

SimpliSafe, a home security company that previously offered two months of free monitoring to NRA members, announced its decision to end the offer in an email to ThinkProgress on Friday.

As November congressional elections draw closer, Trump and Republicans are under pressure to show they are responding to concerns about school safety without angering supporters who oppose gun control.

  • Carlos Nash