Over the past two weeks, leading players across corporate America have publicly distanced themselves fromgun makers and their lobbyists.
The National Rifle Association, the country’s most powerful gun group, has dismissed calls for gun control after last month’s shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead.
Since then, many brands have announced they are ending special discounts for NRA members. And many businesses that sell firearms have raised the minimum age for firearm and ammunition purchases.
Media campaigns were being responded to by many, but not every company buckled under the strain.
The NRA in a statement last week said firms severing ties were trying to “punish” NRA members in a “black display of political and civic cowardice.”
But the amount of companies which have distanced themselves or enacted new policies keeps growing by the day.
Following is a roundup of who has taken action.
Delta Air Lines: Delta (DAL) said it’s ending discounted flights for NRA members. The airline said the decision reflected “the airline’s neutral status in the current debate over gun control.” Since then, Delta has faced a backlash from Georgia Republicans, who have reacted by saying blocking.
Dick’s Sporting Goods: The outside retailer said it will stop selling assault-style weapons and raise the minimum age for most gunand ammunition sales to 21. The shooting Parkland spurred the move, the company said. “These children talk about enough is enough. We concluded if these children are brave enough to organize and do what they’re doing, we should be courageous enough to take this stand,” CEO Edward Stack told CNN.
Enterprise Holdings: Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent a Car and National Car Rental, which are all owned by Enterprise Holdings, announced that all three brands would stop offering NRA membership discounts on March 26.
First National Bank of Omaha: The bank said it will stop issuing an NRA-branded Visa card. A bank spokesperson said “customer feedback” prompted a review of its partnership with the NRA, and it chose not to renew its current contract.
Kroger: The country’s largest grocery chain said it will raise the minimum age for purchasing guns and ammunition to 21. Kroger sells weapons and ammunition at 45 Fred Meyer stores located in four Western states. Those stores sell merchandise, including outside and housing goods. The Kroger grocery stores don’t sell weapons.
L.L. Bean: The retailer, which sells firearms just in its flagship store in Maine, said it would stop selling firearms and ammunition to anyone under 21. The business mentioned the Parkland shooting. “In the aftermath of this shooting we’ve reviewed our policy on firearm sales,” the company said.
Paramount RX: The company, which worked with a third party vendor to deliver a prescription drug discount program to NRA members, said that it’s “working with that vendor to stop the program and take out the offering.”
REI: The outside retailer said it’s not likely to put any more orders from Vista Outdoor — a gun maker — after the company failed to issue “a public statement that outlines a clear plan of action” after the mass shooting in Florida.
Sirva: Allied and North American, two moving-van lines which are both owned by Sirva, said the brands “no more have an affiliate relationship with the NRA effective immediately.”
Starkey: The hearing aid manufacturer said it won’t renew its discount program with the NRA, and has asked the NRA to remove Starkey’s data from its site.
Symantec: The maker of Norton anti-virus software and proprietor of the identity theft protection company LifeLock, announced it has “stopped its discount program” with the NRA.
Walmart: The retail giant is raising the minimum age to buy firearms or ammunition to 21 and it would remove “items from our site resembling assault-style rifles, such as nonlethal airsoft guns and toys.” Walmart hasn’t sold assault-style weapons .