Delta Airlines & The NRA: 5 Fast Facts That You Need to Know

Ann Santiago
February 25, 2018

Delta took to Twitter, writing that it will "be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website".

As social media lit up with the outrage that is its native language, First National Bank of Omaha, which had issued an NRA-linked Visa card, bowed to pressure on Thursday afternoon.

Just hours after First National Bank's announcement on Thursday, Enterprise Holdings, a auto rental conglomerate that owns major brands Enterprise, Alamo, and National, announced it would be ending its discount program for NRA members on March 26.

Clayton-based Enterprise Holdings, which runs the Enterprise, Alamo and National vehicle rental groups, announced that it will end the discount deal it has with the NRA on March 26.

"Delta is reaching out to the National Rifle Association to let it know we will be ending its contract for discounted rates through our group travel program", the Atlanta-based airline said in a statement. Symantec, the parent company of Norton and LifeLock, had previously given members $37 off a standard subscription to Norton software, according to ThinkProgress. "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", Chubb said in a statement.

The NRA credit cards are part of a larger business in which the bank issues cards branded with organizations' logos, such as the sporting-goods store Scheels and the Best Western hotel chain.

The telemedicine company told ThinkProgress in an email Friday it would no longer give NRA members a discount on the monthly rate for its telemedicine services.

United denied having an "affiliation" with the NRA in a statement that said the discount was arranged through a "standard meeting agreement process". Hertz, Avis Budget Group and TrueCar would soon join Enterprise and end their NRA discounts.

Enterprise Holdings also operates the Alamo and National brands.

Many of these companies have faced a backlash from NRA supporters.

The NRA did not respond to an NPR request for comment.

Gun-control organizations Moms Demand Action and Everytown sent a letter Friday asking five companies - Google, Amazon, Apple, AT&T and Roku - to cease streaming NRATV, saying "it's time for tech leaders to acknowledge their role in helping the NRA spread this unsafe content".

The correct response to the Florida shooting, he said, was more armed security on school campus - not fewer guns in the United States. "I would avoid a business that is boycotting NRA". "As usual, the opportunists wasted not one second to exploit tragedy for political gain", he said.

And Bloomberg News reported that some investors have dumped shares of gun companies.

The pressure on the pro-gun group, and companies that have ties to it, comes after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and students launching a push for new action on gun control legislation.

The channel features programming that leans heavily on speeches by NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre and spokeswoman Dana Loesch.

Trump has also proposed raising the age to buy assault-style rifles from 18 to 21, which is opposed by the NRA.

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