After two days of intense public pressure, the First National Bank of Omaha said Wednesday it would end its relationship with the National Rifle Association (NRA).
For more than a decade, the bank had issued NRA-branded cards to NRA members as part of its business that brands First National cards with organizations’ logos.
First National spokesman Kevin Langin said “customer feedback” caused the bank to review its dealings with the NRA and that the bank is “not going to renew the contract” when it comes to co-branded NRA cards, Langin said. He did not disclose when the contract expired.
Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA. As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card.
— First National Bank (@FNBOmaha) February 22, 2018
“Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA. As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card,” the bank tweeted on Wednesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, ThinkProgress reported that First National Bank was one of at least 22 corporations that the NRA says offer incentives to NRA members. The bank and its parent company did not respond to repeated inquires about whether last week’s horrific mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, would cause it to reconsider its relationship with the group leading the charge to oppose gun violence prevention efforts.