#BoycottNRA: Firms cut ties with gun lobby after Florida shooting

Students: More gun control needed after school shooting

Companies which have pulled out of NRA promotions include internet security brands such as Symantec and Norton Antivirus; auto hire firms Hertz, Alamo and National; identity theft protection company Lifelock; and First National Bank.

The exodus of corporate names, ranging from a major insurer to vehicle rental brands and a household moving company, occurred after the NRA launched a counter-offensive against a student-led campaign for tighter United States gun ownership laws.

Delta had previously defended its NRA discounts, telling ThinkProgress they were "routine" and "a$3 ny group with more than ten people traveling from more than two departure cities, within a defined period, can qualify for a group discount (excluding weddings and family reunions)".

Twitter users told corporate accounts they would stop buying from firms that maintained promotional collaborations with the NRA, which are created to make the $40 annual subscription to the association more enticing for gun owners. "Carry Guard is a danger to the American public, pure and simple", said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. Lockton did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Corporate lawyers say the NRA could argue for money damages if those companies terminate the long-term contract before the expiration date, but they feel it is unlikely to do so.

The pressure on the pro-gun group, and companies that have ties to it, comes after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and students launching a push for new action on gun control legislation.

MetLife Insurance, the Avis Budget group, home security firm Simplisafe, moving companies Allied Van Lines, and security firm Symantec Corp also distanced themselves from the NRA. The companies were among the 22 corporations offering discounts and "five star savings" to the gun lobby's members, as detailed on the NRA's "member benefits" page. The group has not commented on companies cutting ties. As of Friday, the company tweeted, "We value all our customers but have chose to end our discount program with the NRA".

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"They're friends of mine", Trump said of the NRA, which gave more than $11 million to his presidential campaign in 2016 and spent almost $20 million attacking his Democratic Party general election challenger, Hillary Clinton.

Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez was one of the first students to speak directly to President Trump calling him and elected officials out for accepting millions of dollars and for kowtowing to the NRA.

Following public outcry, the company that produces Norton antivirus software has made a decision to stop offering "a variety of discounts" to NRA members. An online campaign #StopNRAmazon and #JeffBezosSaveOurKids was urging CEO Jeff Bezos to drop the NRATV channel. Many of those tweeting are in the entertainment industry.

A number of companies have opted to end discount programmes with the NRA following its aggressive resistance against calls for tighter gun control laws.

Some of those survivors confronted NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch at a CNN town hall on Wednesday.

Over the past week, several notable businesses have either cut ties with the NRA or demanded measures from the association to address gun violence in the U.S.

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