“Car rental company Enterprise and First National Bank of Omaha have severed their relationship with the National Rifle Association.
First National Bank of Omaha said Thursdsay it will not renew a contract to issue its NRA-branded Visa credit card.
“Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA,” a bank spokesperson told CNBC. “As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card.”
The website advertising the card disappeared on Wednesday, less than one day after advocacy group ThinkProgress reported the bank’s support of the pro-gun lobby. The bank and car rental company were used by the NRA to promote its membership through discounts and bonus deals.“
2018 Feb 23, 2:25pm update: WaPo “#BoycottNRA: Hertz is the latest company to cut ties with gun lobby as movement gains steam”
2018 Feb 25 Update: WaPo has a great article with detailed timeline of the falling of the dominos, “NRA lashes out at boycott movement as United, Delta and other corporations cut ties”
“Without context, twin announcements from Delta and United airlines on Saturday morning might look trivial: The end of flight discounts to the NRA’s annual convention, which few outside the gun rights organization likely knew existed before they became boycott targets.
But in abandoning the NRA, the airlines followed car rental giants Avis, Hertz and Enterprise, the Best Western hotel chain, the global insurance company MetLife, and more than a dozen other corporations that have severed affiliations with the gun group in the last two days. […]
First National Bank of Omaha, one of the largest private U.S. banks, may have been the first to respond publicly to the boycott calls. The bank had previously advertised the “Official Credit Card of the NRA,” according to the Omaha World-Herald — a Visa card with 5 percent back on gas and sporting good purchases.“
2018 Feb 25 update: CNN, “Opinion: The NRA’s worst nightmare is here”
2018 Feb 28 update: CBC, “Walmart, Dick’s restrict gun sales as corporate America does what Congress hasn’t – Relatives of mass-shooting victims encouraged by Dick’s decision to stop selling assault-style rifles”