Symantec ends NRA discount program amid Florida shooting backlash

Symantec ends NRA discount program amid Florida shooting backlash
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Cybersecurity giant Symantec is ending its business relationship with the National Rifle Association (NRA), joining a host of other companies that have cut ties with the gun group in recent days.

The company announced Friday that it has “stopped its discount program” for NRA members.

The company previously offered NRA members discounts on anti-virus software, according to ThinkProgress.

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Several other companies have ended discount programs for NRA members following the mass shooting at a Florida high school last week.

Car rental companies National Car Rental, Enterprise and Alamo announced this week that they would end their discount programs for the group, and car pricing company TrueCar announced it would end its program that allowed NRA members to save an average of nearly $3,400 on new and used cars.

First National Bank of Omaha also announced Thursday that it would end its business relationship with the gun group, which included issuing NRA-branded credit cards to members.

The outcry against the NRA comes a week after a school shooting at a Florida high school left 17 dead. Survivors of the shooting have focused much of their attention on GOP lawmakers who have received campaign contributions from the group.