An increasing of companies are announcing plans to sever with the USA's National Rifle Association (NRA) the latest high-school shooting . The tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, in which 17 students and staff lost their , could be a watershed for gun control in the USA. Many high companies are calling for gun control and are cutting ties with the NRA lobby group. United Airlines, Delta Airlines and Hertz are among companies to end special discounts and benefits for NRA staff and . There is also a growing campaign on social for greater gun control in the USA.
The NRA made a attacking the of both school and federal systems for the high school tragedy. It said: "The law- members of the NRA had nothing at all to do with the failure of that school's preparedness, the failure of America's mental system...or the failures of both federal and local law enforcement." It added that: "Despite that, some corporations have decided to punish NRA membership in a shameful of political and civic ." An NRA spokesman hit back at the companies, saying: "The of a discount will neither scare nor distract one NRA member from our mission to stand and defend individual freedoms."