Omaha bank ends business relationship with NRA
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First National Bank of Omaha said Thursday that it would end its business relationship with the National Rifle Association (NRA) after feedback from customers.

In a post on its official Twitter account Thursday, the bank announced it would no longer renews its contract with the NRA.

“Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA,” the bank wrote. “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 bank, which is the largest privately held bank in the United States, previously issued NRA-branded credit cards as part of a its business issuing branded cards for multiple U.S. brands.

The Omaha World-Herald reports the bank wouldn’t disclose any details about its relationship with the NRA or confirm when the contract with the organization would expire.

ThinkProgress, a liberal news outlet, reported Wednesday that the website advertising the NRA credit card was no longer online after naming First National Bank on a list of businesses that support the organization.

The move comes as the NRA faces increased scrutiny in the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school last week. Survivors of the attack have called on politicians to refuse future donations from the organization, and an NRA spokeswoman was challenged by the parent of one of the people killed in the shooting at a town hall event Wednesday.