Along with President Trump, the NRA is in full-blown panic mode following a national wave of outrage spawned by the mass murder at Stoneman Douglas High School. The surviving students of the massacre have built a steadily growing movement thanks to savvy social media engagement, and an extremely impressive takedown of Sen. Marco Rubio and NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch at Wednesday's town hall discussion on CNN. While the NRA's method of ignoring a tragedy and then turning it into an advancement for their cause may have worked in the past, it is currently blowing up in their faces, as evidenced by NRA chief Wayne LaPierre's panicky, over-the-top speech at CPAC, and the fact that the gun lobby's business partners are dropping them like flaming hot coals.
Following a tsunami of social media calls to boycott companies that have been offering deep discounts to NRA members, Enterprise, Alamo, and National car rentals have dropped their associations with the group.
Thank you for contacting us! All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members. This change will be effective March 26. Thank you again for reaching out. Kind regards, Michael
— EnterpriseRentACar (@enterprisecares) February 23, 2018
Thank you for contacting us, Jacks! We have ended the discount for NRA members. This change will be effective March 26. Thank you again for reaching out. Kind regards, Michael
— Alamo Rent A Car (@alamocares) February 23, 2018
Hotels such as Best Western and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts are also claiming they are dropping the NRA partnerships, as well as the First National Bank of Omaha which is one of the country's largest banking institutions.
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
Here's list of other businesses (and politicians) that have supported the NRA in the past, if you'd like to jump on the boycott train. And here's more information about Oregon politicians who have accepted money from the gun lobby, and should be voted out of office at your earliest convenience.
UPDATE 9:32 am:
Symantec just announced they are ending their NRA membership deals, which means both LifeLock and Norton have been knocked off this list 💪
Let's keep pressuring the brands that are left on here until there are none left.#BoycottNRA https://t.co/WEblAMe3oF
— Brynna Quillin (@brynnaquillin) February 23, 2018
UPDATE 1:27 PM:
And now Hertz.
We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA’s rental car discount program with Hertz.
— Hertz (@Hertz) February 23, 2018
UPDATE 4:30 PM:
15 brands have now ended their relationship with the @NRA:— Ryan Knight #BoycottNRA (@ProudResister) February 23, 2018