Many companies offer discounts to members of the National Rifle Association. Since the mass shooting on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, we are seeing grassroots efforts to implement common sense gun control measures like never before. This pressure seems to be working, not necessarily on politicians, but on companies that do business with the NRA. Car rental services Enterprise and Alamo, as well as the First National Bank of Omaha and Symantec have already cut ties with the organization.
And on Saturday, United Airlines announced they were following suit:
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
Some gun enthusiasts were not happy:
But most people supported the airline's decision:
Good.....Ill keep my FF card I was considering switching becasue there is no leg room anymore......win win.— MOLLY SCHIOT (@MOLLYSCHIOT) February 24, 2018
The survivors who have taken control of this grassroots movement give us hope: