Here Are The Companies Severing Ties With The NRA After The Parkland School Shooting

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 22:  Vice President of the NRA Wayne LaPierre speaks during CPAC 2018 February 22, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. The American Conservative Union hosted its annual Conservative Political Action Conference to discuss conservative agenda.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Here Are The Companies Severing Ties With The NRA After The Parkland School Shooting

The gun-lobbying organization is being slammed for their nasty response to the boycott.

Published February 25th

A slew of companies are cutting their ties with the National Rifle Association after the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

Among those no longer willing to do business include Delta and United Airlines. Rental car companies Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental, the First National Bank of Omaha, MetLife, Allied Van Lines, Best Western hotels and Wyndam Hotels, among others, will also no longer offer discounts to members of the gun-lobbying organization.

These decisions follow numerous online petitions targeting companies who offer discounts to NRA members on their website. #BoycottNRA has been a trending topic for days.

Of course, the gun group had a response to the boycotts and released a statement slamming those no longer doing business with them. They also, as expected, didn’t blame the semi-automatic weaponry used in the Parkland shooting as the main reason so many were slaughtered during the tragic incident.

“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,” the statement read in part. “Despite that, some corporations have decided to punish NRA membership in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice. 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.”

Read the full statement below.

The more than five million law-abiding members of the National Rifle Association have enjoyed discounts and cost-saving programs from many American corporations that have partnered with the NRA to expand member benefits.

Since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, a number of companies have decided to sever their relationship with the NRA, in an effort to punish our members who are doctors, farmers, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, nurses, shop owners and school teachers that live in every American community.  We are men and women who represent every American ethnic group, every one of the world's religions and every form of political commitment.

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.

Despite that, some corporations have decided to punish NRA membership in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice.  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.

Let it be absolutely clear. The loss of a discount will neither scare nor distract one single NRA member from our mission to stand and defend the individual freedoms that have always made America the greatest nation in the world.

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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