Following another school mass shooting in the U.S., American citizens are now calling once again for stricter gun control laws bringing heat to the National Rifle Association. Not only is the NRA facing a lot of negative attention, but so is its partner companies.
One user flocked to Twitter to post a message to users to boycott companies who sponsor or are sponsored by the NRA.
Companies such as FedEx, TrueCar, Hertz, Lifelock, Norton, and Enterprise were facing attention as users boycotted against them.
Some of the companies were quick to react and announced to cut ties with the NRA.
Cybersecurity firm, Symantec which offered the NRA discounts to its LifeLock service has stopped its discounted service for the NRA, said a spokesperson in an email.
“We value all our customers but have decided to end our discount program with the NRA.” said a Metlife spokesperson, who also dropped its NRA partnership.
First National Bank of Omaha, who said it would not renew its contract, who offered a 5 percent cash back to the NRA on purchases for gas and sporting goods. The bank did not specifically say when the contract would expire.
Enterprise Holdings, who also operate Alamo and National car rentals, tweeted out saying that it will end its partnership in all three brands effective immediately on March 26.
There are many companies who have not responded to comments regarding their relationships with the NRA, but some have spoke out and said they will stick with the NRA regardless.
“Our company provides discounted rooms to several large associations, including the NRA,” said Tim Hentschel, co-founder of Hotel Planner, who is maintaining its relationship with the NRA. “These associations greatly benefit our customers by buying discounted rooms from groups that might otherwise be charged a penalty by hotels for not using all of the rooms in their block.”