Bank with Colorado branches will drop its NRA Visa card

Mae Love
February 25, 2018

Two major airlines. A cybersecurity firm.

A sign is posted in front of a Hertz rental vehicle office on August 8, 2017 in San Francisco, California. A home security company.

Best Western: "Best Western® Hotels & Resorts does not have an affiliation with and is not a corporate partner of the National Rifle Association", the hotel chain tweeted, without saying when the decision to part ways was made.

The #BoycottNRA campaign picked up steam quickly and Delta was a target because of its discounts offered to NRA members to attend NRA convention.

"United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website", the airlines said on Twitter.

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

On Friday morning, Symantec announced that the boycott movement had spread to the software industry.

There was also a wave of auto rental outfits.

In addition to several banks, Enterprise Holdings, which owns Enterprise, Alamo and National vehicle rental groups, announced it will end the discount offering it has with the NRA on March 26.

The move comes after several other companies cut their ties to the NRA earlier this week, including vehicle rental company Enterprise, First National Bank of Omaha, Wyndham Hotels and Best Western hotels.

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The perks of NRA membership include discounts and benefits with a variety of companies, including auto rental, air travel, insurance, and banking. "They hate individual freedom", he said.

"Our company provides discounted rooms to several large associations, including the NRA", said Tim Hentschel, co-founder of Hotel Planner. But the NRA is a well-funded membership operation devoted to a single cause - guns - and unlikely to be moved by the actions of companies with which it has such loose and peripheral ties.

On Friday, Hertz rental vehicle company announced on Twitter that it, too, would end its discount program for NRA members.

More big names followed suit. And North American Van Lines said it was scrapping its an affiliate relationship with the NRA.

ThinkProgress reports Wyndham Worldwide stopped offering NRA discounts following a pressure campaign after the Sandy Hook shooting.

US companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle Association, after the latest school massacre. As business connections between Enterprise and the NRA began to surface, people began tweeting at the rental vehicle company using the #BOYCOTTNRA hashtag.

Mass shootings have always rallied anger and calls for change to gun laws, but that feeling appears to have been magnified after the Parkland massacre. But it has always fought back against pushes for gun-law reforms, and efforts to significantly restrict firearms inevitably die out as public fury over the shootings ebbs.

On Wednesday, at a CNN town hall, Florida Sen. Loesch blamed a flawed system for letting people who shouldn't be able to buy guns slip through the cracks.

Numerous terminated agreements include the companies no longer giving discounts to NRA members, a perk that attracted them to join the association.

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