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Symantec no longer offers discounts to NRA members

Students: More gun control needed after school shooting

AT&T said it does not carry NRATV.

The NRA did not respond to an NPR request for comment.

A student-led movement of survivors of the mass murder at Marjory Stonenan Douglas High School Feb. 14 has been focused, and brought to the worldwide stage, through protests and broadcast appearances that demand mostly GOP members of Congress and President Trump himself to reject donations from the powerful gun lobby. They hate the Second Amendment.

Some major endowments, such as the $10 billion University of California fund, sold guns stocks after the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in CT, which prompted calls for more gun control. The group has not commented on companies cutting ties.

As the public outcry following the Parkland, FL, school shooting continues to build steam, gun control advocates are finding new methods to apply pressure to both politicians and the NRA.

The president's proposal came just hours after the NRA affirmed its opposition, calling such a restriction an infringement on gun owners' rights.

Almost two dozen corporations nationwide offer incentives to NRA members, according to ThinkProgress.com, a news site owned by the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

On Saturday morning, Delta airlines announced it would no longer provide discounted rates to the National Rifle Association, becoming the 16th company to cut its ties with the organization since the February 14th shooting.

On Friday, Symantec announced in a terse statement on Twitter that it had also ended its discount program with the gun-rights organization. Security systems maker Simplisafe also dropped the gun group.

Trump willing to discuss gun controls
The planned clampdown would target rapid-fire bump stocks similar to those used in the Las Vegas massacre previous year . Washington state Governor Jay Inslee called for a state ban on the attachments after the Las Vegas massacre .

A spokesperson for Symantec, which makes the Norton anti-virus software and owns the identity theft protection company LifeLock, said Friday that it has "stopped its discount program" for NRA members.

Others followed suit, announcing they would end their NRA membership discount programs. We welcome tips and feedback.

Two major airlines are the latest companies severing ties with the National Rifle Association - part of the mushrooming backlash the group is facing in the wake of the Parkland school massacre.

NRA membership, which costs $40 a year, includes discounts on you-name-it: Up to 65% off on hotels globally, flight discounts and other travel-related deals like auto rentals with the pitch you'll "Keep more of your money when renting a vehicle".

The president of the Florida teachers union has called for the fund to divest itself of shares. Many of those tweeting are in the entertainment industry. Finally, though, it appears as though we may have reached a tipping point, as corporate partners of the NRA are abruptly pulling out of longstanding deals.

"To be affiliated with them, whether you are a company or a lawmaker, it is not going to pay off in the long run", said the Moms Demand Action founder Watts, signaling the start of a broader campaign. "I would avoid a business that is boycotting NRA". When the N.R.A. used a GIF of Parks and Recreation character Leslie Knope to thank spokeswoman Dana Loesch for speaking out at the Sunrise town hall, Amy Poehler was not happy.

The hashtag #BoycottNRA remained one of the top trending topics on Twitter in the US on Friday.

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