As a groundswell grows against the National Rifle Association in the aftermath of last week’s school massacre in Parkland, Fla., several businesses say they are ending their partnerships with the gun advocacy group.
The brands — ranging from insurance companies to rental cars — all announced their decisions on Twitter, many in direct response to tweets demanding change coalesced under the trending hashtag #boycottNRA. On Friday, Symantec, the cybersecurity company, announced via Twitter it has halted its NRA discount program.
About an hour later, the insurance company MetLife followed suit, tweeting, “We value all our customers but have decided to end our discount program with the NRA.”
We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA’s rental car discount program with Hertz.
— Hertz (@Hertz) February 23, 2018
We value all our customers but have decided to end our discount program with the NRA.
— MetLife (@MetLife) February 23, 2018
Symantec has stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association.
— Symantec (@symantec) February 23, 2018
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.
— First National Bank (@FNBOmaha) February 22, 2018