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