With every school shooting comes the hope that this one might be different—that people will finally be moved by the gruesome horror show to stand up and demand some kind of change. Unless you’re the National Rifle Association, in which case you do everything in your power to smother any backlash in the crib. The Parkland survivors who organized an intense public pressure campaign for stricter gun control gave everyone who’s NOT the NRA a little more hope this time, and it seems to be paying off. After ThinkProgress did the legwork of ferreting out which private corporations still have ties to the NRA in the form of discounts and other deals, public pressure has forced these companies to abandon the toxic gun manufacturers lobby.
Thanks to the courageous, media-savvy teens who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, brands previously partnered with the NRA are abandoning the gun manufacturer’s lobby in droves.
Thanks for contacting us. We ended the program – effective March 26. https://t.co/gwYeQR3xAh
— Alamo Rent A Car (@alamocares) February 23, 2018
Thanks for contacting us. We ended the program – effective March 26. https://t.co/tRdHdoevfT
— EnterpriseRentACar (@enterprisecares) February 23, 2018
Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program. We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website.
— Delta (@Delta) February 24, 2018
United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website.
— United Airlines (@united) February 24, 2018