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One of the first companies that said it would cut ties with the lobbying group was First National Bank of Omaha, which announced Thursday that it would not renew a co-branded Visa credit card with the NRA.

A slew of other companies -- including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, MetLife Insurance Co., Hertz and Best Western -- have followed suit, announcing plans to terminate special discounts and benefits for NRA members.

I wonder why these companies were supporting the NRA to begin with.

For example, in the past, the NRA has opposed legislation that would make all ceramic guns illegal. The only value of an inferior ceramic weapon is that it can get past airport metal detectors. So why did United and Delta support the NRA? Did they want more terrorists to be able to board their planes with guns? MetLife is only likely to have to pay off sooner because of the efforts of the NRA. Or maybe the idea is that fear of being killed will motivate more people to purchase life insurance.
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