Delta Air Lines terminates discount program for NRA members

Delta Air Lines terminates discount program for NRA members

But Loesch said Wednesday night the NRA opposes the higher age limit for rifles because, "if we are asking young men and women to go and serve their country (in the military) they should be able to also have a firearm".

Mass shootings have always rallied anger and calls for change to gun laws, but that feeling appears to have been magnified after the Parkland massacre.

But outrage over the Parkland shooting - sustained in part by politically active teenagers who survived the massacre - has shown no signs of dying out. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., would apply more broadly than just to assault rifles such as the AR-15 used in the Florida shootings.

As of this report, Delta and United's information was still on the NRA's travel website.

Katz called for viewers to "study that list" and realize that the companies are effectively saying "how dare you think differently".

First National Bank of Omaha's breakup with the NRA put an end to a card that offered 5% back on gas and sporting goods purchases, according to an NRA blog, which boasted that "every time you pack up and head out on a hunt or to the range.... you're putting money back in your pocket".

Several hours later, Chicago-based United followed with a similar statement.

NRA membership, which costs $40 a year, includes discounts on you-name-it: Up to 65% off on hotels globally, flight discounts and other travel-related deals like auto rentals with the pitch you'll "Keep more of your money when renting a vehicle".

Then came Hertz. On Friday evening, Alice Pereira, a spokeswoman for Avis Budget Group - the company mark for Avis, Budget and Zipcar brands - confirmed that it will no longer provide the NRA member discount as of March 26. So did movers North American Van Lines and Allied Van Lines.

Florida Governor Rick Scott, who has been endorsed by the NRA, announced a proposal on Friday to increase restrictions on buying guns and to strengthen school safety measures. NRA members will now have to pay the same price for its anti-virus software as everyone else.

Both MetLife and Chubb have announced they have terminated discounted insurance plans for NRA members as well.

Insurer Chubb Ltd. said it is ending participation in the NRA's gun-owner insurance program, but it provided notice three months ago.

It has now spread across multiple industries and affected some of the world's largest corporations.

Other companies, including Wyndham Hotels and Best Western hotels, have let social media users know they are no longer affiliated with the NRA, though they did not make clear when the partnerships ended.

Trump has been proposing a growing list of ideas, including more stringent background checks for gun buyers, reopening some mental institutions to hold potential killers and banning "bump stock" devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic machine guns. But the insurance company MetLife Inc. discontinued its discount program with the NRA on Friday.

Both companies downplayed their associations with the NRA in statements to ThinkProgress. But the streams remain. 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". But its leaders spoke defiantly at public appearances this week, blaming the public groundswell on media manipulation. "Crying white mothers are ratings gold".

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to speak at the same conference today after aligning himself with the group on Thursday when he suggested that some teachers could be be armed in schools.

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