The NRA has called the companies’ actions a “shameful display of political and civic cowardice.” (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
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The National Rifle Association, and now the state of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted. The latest companies to end their ties with the NRA were Delta and United Airlines, two of the three largest U.S.-based airlines.Rental car company Hertz will no longer offer a discount program to NRA members and First National Bank of Omaha, one of the nation's largest privately held banks, said it will not renew a co-branded Visa credit card it has with the NRA. Most of these companies do promotional tie-ins with groups to spur customer loyalty to NRA members, and do not receive money directly from the NRA.The moves have come as petitions circulated online targeting companies offering discounts to NRA members on its website. Car rental company Enterprise Holdings, which also owns Alamo and National, also said it was cutting off discounts for NRA members.
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