The First National Bank of Omaha has ended a business relationship with the NRA, after the bank found itself being attacked by leftists on social media. The onslaught was instigated by the far left group ThinkProgress.org.
The group describes itself as "a news site dedicated to providing our readers with rigorous reporting and analysis from a progressive perspective. Founded in 2005, ThinkProgress is an editorially independent project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund."
The Center for American Progress found itself surrounded by controversy when Wikileaks exposed the groups ties to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, when emails were released showing the group attacking religious groups.
ThinkProgress.org released an article containing a list of businesses that worked with, or were publicly NRA friendly, one of which was the First National Bank of Omaha. With a leftist readership of 8 to 10 million unique page views per month, it's no surprise the financial institution found itself being threatened and pressured by "customers". The website even updated their original article to gloat about their accomplishment.
From ThinkProgress.org: First National Bank of Omaha
The Nebraska-based bank issues the “official credit card of the NRA.” One version of the Visa card offers five percent back on gas and sporting goods store purchases, while another offers a low intro APR. Both cards offer a $40 bonus, “enough to reimburse your one-year NRA membership!” The site also boasts that the card ensures “legislative action in support of your Second Amendment Rights,” “public education and awareness about the facts of gun ownership,” and “training and safety programs for individuals, families, and the military.”
On Wednesday, less than 24 hours after ThinkProgress first reported the bank’s connection to the NRA, the website advertising the card disappeared. A representative for the bank did not respond to requests for comment.
On Thursday, the bank tweeted that after massive customer feedback, it had decided not to renew its contract with the NRA to issue the card.
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The current headlining article on ThinkProgress.org reads "First National Bank dumps NRA, will no longer issue NRA Visa card
The bank says "customer feedback" caused the change."
Notice "customer feedback" in quotes. Their doing, not ours.
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First National Bank of Omaha, who issues NRA-branded credit cards, has ended its relationship with the National Rifle Association.
From Omaha.com: First National Bank of Omaha, a major issuer nationally of credit cards, said Thursday it would end its relationship with the National Rifle Association.
The bank issues NRA-branded cards as part of its business that brands First National cards with organizations’ logos, like Visa cards issued under the Scheels, Chrysler and Best Western brands. So a Best Western Rewards MasterCard, for instance, is actually issued by First National of Omaha; same goes with the NRA Visa Personal Credit Card.
The bank wouldn’t disclose details about its relationship with the NRA, including for how long it’s been established, what financial terms exist or the number of NRA-branded cardholders.
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