The list of companies choosing to boycott the National Rifle Association (NRA) – under pressure from gun control activists – is growing daily. Saturday, two of the largest airlines in the world joined the list (see more names below).
Delta and United have announced that they will be cutting ties with the NRA. The growing movement to boycott the NRA comes after the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Activists note that the alleged 19-year-old gunman, who killed 17 people, used a legally purchased AR-15 rifle.
The Washington Post reports: Without context, the airlines’ twin announcements on Saturday morning might look trivial: The end of flight discounts to the NRA’s annual convention, which few outside the gun rights organization likely knew existed before they became boycott targets.
But in abandoning the NRA, the airlines followed car rental giants Avis, Hertz and Enterprise, the Best Western hotel chain, the global insurance company MetLife, and more than a dozen other corporations that have severed affiliations with the gun group in the last two days.
While it’s unclear what effect the corporate snubs will have on the NRA, they have given the nascent #BoycottNRA a string of rapid, prominent victories and exposed vulnerabilities in a gun rights lobby that had seemed untouchable less than two weeks ago.
Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program. We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website.
— Delta (@Delta) February 24, 2018
United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website.
— United Airlines (@united) February 24, 2018
— Friend or Foe? (@starknightz) February 24, 2018
— Kimberly 🇺🇸❤ #MAGAMOM #2018 (@KimberlyMrsR1) February 24, 2018
Boycott list of companies boycotting NRA
– North American/Allied Van Lines
– First National Bank of Omaha
– Enterprise Holdings
– Wyndham Hotels
— The Awake Patriot (@mghent32) February 23, 2018