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Should more companies join NRA boycott in wake of Parkland massacre?

Should more companies join NRA boycott in wake of Parkland massacre?

NRA meetings tend to attract 80,000 or more people from across the US. Moreover, controversy has never been avoided by the NRA but instead welcomed as a motivator and a recruitment tool. "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", the group said in a statement.

Symantec: The maker of Norton anti-virus software and owner of the identity theft protection company LifeLock, announced it has "stopped its discount program" with the NRA. "Some corporations have chose to punish NRA membership in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice", the group said in a effort to paint as unpatriotic anyone who dares to disagree with its absolutist views.

Major corporations have canceled their partnership deals with the National Rifle Association as consumer pressure mounts over the lobbying group's outsized influence over lawmakers.

Starkey: The hearing aid manufacturer said it will not renew its discount program with the NRA, and has asked the NRA to remove Starkey's information from its website.

Avis said it will end its NRA member discount in March. Is she actually saying anything, or is that just a tone to distract the American public and distract her NRA members from the fact that she's not serving them?

Sirva: Allied and North American, two moving-van lines that are both owned by Sirva, said the brands "no longer have an affiliate relationship with the NRA effective immediately". Auto rental company Hertz is discontinuing a discount program for NRA members.

"In time, these brands will be replaced by others who recognise that patriotism and determined commitment to."

And the teenagers who survived the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida earlier this month are condemning what they believe to be the NRA's corrupting influence on U.S. gun policy.

External Link @Hertz: We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA's rental vehicle discount program with Hertz.

No. They simply hate seeing dead citizens, college students and schoolchildren slain by military-style assault rifles fed by high-capacity magazines.

In Florida, the president of the Florida Education Association, which represents teachers' unions, also called on the state to look at pension holdings in gun companies in a statement to the Miami Herald newspaper.

SimpliSafe: The maker of home security systems "discontinued our existing relationship with the NRA", CEO Chad Laurans said in a statement.

In the same vein, Jena said, NRA meetings provided an interesting "natural experiment" to see what happens when a large number of avid gun users take a few days off from shooting. The airline said the decision reflected "the airline's neutral status in the current debate over gun control".


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