Insurer MetLife cuts ties with the NRA

The company said Friday it's no longer offering its discount to NRA members.

Rooftop of the Chrysler Building over Brooklyn with top stories of MetLife Building in foreground (Credit: Getty Images)
Rooftop of the Chrysler Building over Brooklyn with top stories of MetLife Building in foreground (Credit: Getty Images)

An insurance company that offered discounts to NRA members said Friday it has decided to end its relationship with the gun lobby.

MetLife Auto & Home said Friday it has decided to end its discount for NRA members. Previously, the company offered NRA members “generous pre-negotiated NRA group discounts.”

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“As an NRA member, it couldn’t be easier to shop for car insurance AND support the National Rifle Association,” the company said on its website. “That’s because the NRA has worked with MetLife Auto & Home to provide you with competitive rates and group discounts on auto insurance from several leading insurance carriers.”

A representative for MetLife did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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 and home security company SimpliSafe also cut ties.