Two national moving companies cut ties with NRA

Few companies still offer discounts to NRA members.

National Rifle Association members visit exhibitor booths at the 146th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits on April 28, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. With more than 800 exhibitors, the convention is the largest annual gathering for the NRA's more than 5 million members. (Photo by Zach D Roberts/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
National Rifle Association members visit exhibitor booths at the 146th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits on April 28, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. With more than 800 exhibitors, the convention is the largest annual gathering for the NRA's more than 5 million members. (Photo by Zach D Roberts/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

A pair of major moving companies are the latest to sever ties to the National Rifle Association.

Both Allied Van Lines and North American Van Lines, moving companies operated by the same parent company, offered unspecified discounts for NRA members. On Friday, the parent company announced those benefits would be ending.

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“North American and Allied Van Lines no longer have an affiliate relationship with the NRA effective immediately, ” Tammy Monroe, a spokesperson for parent company SIRVA, told ThinkProgress. “We have asked them to remove our listing from their benefits site.”

Earlier this week, before massive customer pushback, a customer service representative for North American told ThinkProgress the company had no plans to discontinue the discount.

“It’s a great program,” she said. “We’ve been doing this for many many years for NRA members.”

The company is the latest in a growing number of major corporations that announced this week they would be ending their relationship with the NRA. After ThinkProgress reported Tuesday a list of more than two dozen companies doing business with the gun lobby, the nation’s largest privately held bank, First National Bank of Omaha, said it would stop issuing the NRA Visa card. On Thursday, Enterprise Holdings, which operates three major car rental companies, said it would stop offering a discount to NRA members. And on Friday, security software company Symantec, home security company SimpliSafe, and auto insurer MetLife also cut ties.