MetLife, Symantec dump NRA as calls for company boycotts spread

NRA head Wayne La Pierre speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 22

NRA head Wayne La Pierre speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 22

"This president, yes does have clout with gun supporters that a Barack Obama didn't have and some credibility with them, but let's wait to see what happens when it gets to Congress", Wallace suggested. The convention is scheduled to be held in Dallas in May, but this week a Dallas city council member asked the NRA to cancel it.

On Tuesday, ThinkProgress, a liberal-leaning think tank, published a list of some two dozen "corporate partners" that offer incentives to NRA members.

Insurance firm Chubb said it had stopped underwriting an NRA-branded insurance policy a few months ago.

Enterprise Holdings Inc., the parent company of rental vehicle companies Enterprise, Alamo and National, announced late Thursday that it was discontinuing its NRA member offers within weeks.

The First National Bank of Omaha said it would not renew a contract to issue an NRA-branded Visa credit card.

In a statement, spokesman Jeffrey Zack told me the company had informed NRA it was cancelling the program in November.

The partnership with TrueCar allowed NRA members to save an average of almost $3,400 off retail price on new and used cars, according to the NRA's website.

- The National Rifle Association fired back at criticism Thursday as CEO Wayne LaPierre came out fighting at Thursday's Conservative Political Action Conference, taking aim at gun control advocates.

"Our company provides discounted rooms to several large associations, including the NRA", said Tim Hentschel, co-founder of Hotel Planner.

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 head of America's National Rifle Association lashed out Thursday at critics of the powerful gun lobby, accusing them of exploiting last week's deadly school shooting in Florida for political advantage.

The news comes as the hashtag #BoycottNRA has taken social media by storm.

-FedEx. The NRA Business Alliance says on its website that has "teamed up" with FedEx "to offer BIG savings" on the shipment giant's services.

Also responding to client concerns, the world's largest asset manager BlackRock Inc has also chose to speak with weapons manufacturers and distributors like Sturm Ruger & Company Inc and American Outdoor Brands Corp.

Twitter accounts for Enterprise, Alamo and National tweeted late Thursday: "All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members". Its fund clients invest in indexes that might contain companies like Ruger.

Rather than gun restrictions, he called for armed security at every school in the country-something President Trump echoed in an early morning series of tweets.

Shares of gun companies mostly fell in trading Friday.

On Wednesday, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch participated in a town hall at the BB&T Center in Sunrise that was organized and televised by CNN.

One Stoneman Douglas student, David Hogg, called out companies for supporting the NRA.

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