First National Bank of Omaha and Enterprise Holdings have ended their business relationships with the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
On Thursday, First National Bank announced on Twitter that the organization would not renew its contract to be the official credit card of the NRA. The tweet cited “customer feedback” as the cause of the change:
Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA. As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card.
— First National Bank (@FNBOmaha) February 22, 2018
Fortune reported that the partnership has been in place for the last decade and that the NRA-branded card gave holders a cash-back bonus that equaled the association’s annual membership fee.
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Enterprise Holdings, which operates the rental car brands Enterprise, Alamo, and National, also ended its discount program with the NRA on Thursday.
The program offered discounts to NRA members, and the discontinuation will be effective March 26.
Thanks for contacting us. We ended the program – effective March 26. https://t.co/tRdHdoevfT
— EnterpriseRentACar (@enterprisecares) February 23, 2018
A list of companies associated with the NRA was posted on the website Think Progress, and CNNMoney reported people are threatening to stop using Amazon if it doesn’t drop NRATV from its streaming service.
NRATV host Grant Stinchfield called the Twitter outcry an attempt to squash First and Second Amendment rights.
“I would hope that Amazon realizes, and these knuckleheads of social media realize, that the 5 million NRA members are the most patriotic and most pro-American members of our society,” Stinchfield told CNNMoney. “We have every right to be on Amazon.”
While many have blamed the NRA for the Florida shooting, CEO Wayne LaPierre instead blamed the FBI, inadequate school security, and unsatisfactory background checks.
During a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), he said critics are trying to exploit “tragedy for political gain” in an effort to abolish the Second Amendment entirely.
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