Multiple Companies Cutting Ties With NRA Following School Shooting

posted by Bill Galluccio - 

Corporate America is starting to feel the pressure from gun-control activists over their ties to the National Rifle Association. According to a report by CNBC, Metlife, Enterprise, Symantec, and First National Bank of Omaha all cut ties with the NRA following a high school shooting in Florida on Valentine's Day. 

First National Bank of Omaha, which offered an NRA Visa card for customers, said their decision was based on "customer feedback."

"Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA," First National Bank of Omaha told CNBC. "As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card."

While calls for gun-control have failed to convince politicians to enact new laws, many groups are now targetting companies that work with the NRA. 

According to Reuters, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America sent letters to companies that carry NRA TV, including Amazon and Apple, asking them to remove the pro-gun content their programming. 

Erik Gordon, a University of Michigan business professor, spoke with USA Today and said he believes it is "unlikely" that NRA-affiliated businesses will see a major impact from the campaign because consumers rarely change their behavior over politics. 

Best Western, Wyndham Hotels, Alamo Rent A Car, and National Rent A Car also cut ties with the NRA. 

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