"Hashtag activism is something we're seeing a lot of", says Prof.
Then Trump asked the crowd which priority they'd pick if they only had a choice of one.
The insurance company MetLife Inc. discontinued its discount program with the NRA on Friday. "Symantec has stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association", a Symantec spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
"Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA", bank spokesman Kevin Langin said in a tweet. And SimpliSafe, which sells home security systems, said the same.
The organisation promotes a range of benefits for members, including partnerships for items such as MetLife insurance, identity theft protection from LifeLock and deals with rental auto firms including Hertz, Avis and Budget.
The company, which owns the rental auto brands Alamo, Enterprise and National, said the discounts offered to NRA members would end on 26 March. The Wyndham Hotel Group announced it was "no longer affiliated with the NRA".
Insurer Chubb Ltd. said Friday it is ending participation in the NRA's gun-owner Carry Guard insurance program, but it provided notice three months ago. The company's did not respond to a request for comment.
A partnership between the NRA and Hertz and advertised on the association's website has been removed. The company did not describe what kind of benefits had been offered to NRA members. Many of those tweeting are in the entertainment industry.
Trump is telling attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference that if Democrats win they will repeal new tax cuts and take away their constitutional right to bear arms. This is why they are directly severing ties but allowing for third-parties to make their own choices, commenting: "Visa has no contractual or financial relationship with the NRA". Polls show growing support for gun control measures, including 97 percent backing for universal background checks in a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday.
In response, the NRA and Trump have suggested arming teachers who have received training to deter attackers, a proposal that has been met with scepticism by teachers unions and gun violence experts. Marco Rubio, who has an A+ rating from the NRA, announced he was in favor of raising the age limit from 18 to 21 on individuals purchasing semi-automatic weapons like the AR-15 and Rubio told the audience he was reconsidering his past opposition to limiting the size of large gun magazines.