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U.S. Companies Abandon The NRA As Boycott Call Grows, Look At The List Now!

On Friday, the Twitterverse put out a call to action: #BoycottTheNRA.  The movement was shared by people like Michael Skolnick, a civil right activist with 250K followers; Joe Walsh, a former congressman with 133K followers; actress Alyssa Milano, with 3.43 million followers; and millions of users, all calling for companies to sever ties with the NRA.

It’s working.

17 businesses (so far) have broken ties with the organization. They include Enterprise, Norton, MetLife, First National Bank, Hertz, Alamo, Allied, Chubb, Avis, National, northAmerican Moving Services, Budget, SimpliSafe, Wild Apricot, LifeLock, and Teladoc.

One of the more prominent companies to drop with the association, Metlife, wrote in a statement, “we value all our customers but have decided to end our discount program with the NRA.” Likewise, Symantec stated that “stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association.”

The insurer Chubb actually told the NRA three months ago, telling the company that they would “discontinue participation in the NRA Carry Guard insurance program under the terms of our contract.”

However, other companies are sticking by the controversial association, such as HotelPlanner.com. “Our company provides discounted rooms to several large associations, including the NRA,” said Tim Hentschel, co-founder of Hotel Planner. “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.”

But one really big company is still associated with the NRA: FedEx, and they’ve come under attack from several notable Twitter personalities, including survivors of Stoneman Douglas High:

Comedian Wanda Sykes backed him up:

Then the Morning Joe crew pitched in:

And then, well, everyone:

Let’s see how long it takes for FedEx to wise up.

Cyrus Massoumi
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