Survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have been pressuring big corporations to cut their ties with the National Rifle Assocation.
Names of companies with NRA associations had begun circulating widely Thursday under the hashtag #BoycottNRA.They include Enterprise Holdings Inc. — which operates Enterprise, Alamo, and National Car Rental — as well as First National Bank of Omaha, Symantec security software, and home security company Simplisafe.
For more than a decade, the First National Bank of Omaha — one of the nation’s largest privately owned banks — had issued what its ads described as the “Official Credit Card of the NRA,” according to the Omaha World-Herald. The Visa card offered 5 percent back on gas and sporting goods store purchases and a $40 bonus card. But in a tweet Thursday saying that “customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA,” the bank announced it was stopping the program.
NRA members had previously been able to take advantage of discounts of more than 50 percent off a range of Symantec products, including LifeLock and Norton titles. While some offers are still listed on a page on the Symantec website, the company announced the end of the discount program on Twitter:
Symantec has stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association.
— Symantec (@symantec) February 23, 2018
Enterprise Rent-a-Car will cease offering discounts to NRA members, it announced late Thursday afternoon. They are one of the numerous companies against which PR campaigns have been launched to pressure separation from the NRA.Enterprise, Alamo, and National Car Rentals all provided discounts to NRA members once they paid their $40 annual membership fee. The companies were among the 22 corporations offering discounts and “five star savings” to the gun lobby’s members, as detailed on the NRA’s “member benefits” page.
Thank you for contacting us! All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members. This change will be effective March 26. Thank you again for reaching out. Kind regards, Michael
— EnterpriseRentACar (@enterprisecares) February 23, 2018