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These Companies Have Cut Ties With the NRA

These Companies Have Cut Ties With the NRA These Companies Have Cut Ties With the NRA
Nellie Chapman | 03 March, 2018, 02:45

Currently, FedEx offers shipping discounts to members of the NRA.

Chubb will stop underwriting a National Rifle Association-branded insurance policy for gun owners in the US, the insurance giant has revealed.

The atrocity has reopened the debate over guns, with dozens of teenage survivors and anti-gun protesters demanding greater gun control measures.

The New York Times reported that multiple companies have begun to boycott the National Rifle Association more than week after the shootings that killed 17 people at a school in Parkland, Florida.

Hertz followed suit, announcing that NRA members would no longer get discounts for auto rentals from the company.

FedEx is keeping its discount for NRA members.

"We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website", the company said.

"FedEx is aware there are some continuing concerns related to the NRA, and we want to provide important, clarifying facts", the company said.

- Delta Air Lines: The company axed discounted rates for NRA members.

Although there have been several widespread calls for boycotts after past mass shooting events, the NRA was particularly aggressive in responding after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school murders, in which shooter Nikolas Cruz, 19, toted an AR-15.

The NRA defended itself with a statement: "Since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, a number of companies have made a decision 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".

Other companies - including FedEx, Life Line Screening, and Amazon (which streams NRAtv) - are feeling the heat of angry consumers as the boycott gains momentum.

The company also denied any donation or sponsorship with the NRA, adding that the gun lobby is only is one of hundreds of alliance and association participants. In 2014, the NRA received $22 million from individual donors for its PAC-money it uses in part to contribute to politicians.

Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) - There are no longer discounts for home and auto insurance for NRA members from this company.

Name SearchWatch Service' FedEx Corp. released a statement saying that would continue to offer discounts to National Rifle Association members despite differing opinions on gun legislation, the Memphis-based company released a follow up statement addressing the backlash.

Some of those companies, including FedEx, are now facing blows from customers and policymakers alike over their positions on gun control and the NRA.