Bank of America is latest company to insert itself into gun debate


Bank of America is latest company to insert itself into gun debate

With another $16 million in supportive spending for federal candidates and a reported $50 million more on state and local races, the NRA's $100 million in 2016 spending lands it among the most active political groups in the country.

FedEx did not offer any additional comment on the planned boycott, nor did the company agree to answer any questions about the two released statements.

The First National Bank of Omaha is one such company that made a decision to end its relationship with the NRA.

"So how else should we pressure @FedEx to end their relationship with the NRA?"

The following is a list of companies that no longer have ties to the NRA.

"This campaign not only potentially brings bad press on the NRA and raises awareness, but it also takes aim at the NRA's membership", Sances said.

Some of those businesses - which generally offer discounts and other perks to NRA members - have since cut links, while activists have redoubled efforts to convince the remaining companies to follow suit. The companies feel that it could wash back on them too strongly if they continue to stick by their NRA partnership.

However, critics said FexEx's defence of its links to the NRA "makes no sense". Hogg tweeted Monday before FedEx issued its statement. In Florida, site of the latest tragedy, teachers expressed frustration that their retirement funds own gun stocks, following revelations that holdings included the maker of the assault rifle used to kill 17 students and educators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

"Let it be absolutely clear".

Hertz followed suit, announcing that NRA members would no longer get discounts for vehicle rentals from the company.

Chubb insurance halted underwriting of the NRA's "Carry Guard" firearms program, First National Bank of Omaha will no longer offer NRA-branded credit cards and several major transportation companies including Hertz, United Airlines, Delta Airlines and Enterprise also discontinued discounts to NRA members.

Some of those companies, including FedEx, are now facing blows from customers and policymakers alike over their positions on gun control and the NRA.

On Monday, hearing aid maker Starkey Hearing Technologies said it is cutting ties with the NRA.

UPS, which FedEx mentioned in their statement Tuesday, said it does have a contractual deal with the NRA to ship merchandise from the organization's online store, but the company said it has never offered any discount to NRA members. Said a spokesperson for the organization, "Some corporations have chose to punish NRA membership in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice".



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