Hertz joins Enterprise in rental vehicle company hatred of NRA members

by Frankie Norman February 25, 2018, 1:47
Hertz joins Enterprise in rental vehicle company hatred of NRA members

Delta took to Twitter, writing that it will "be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website".

The perks of NRA membership include discounts and benefits with a variety of companies, including vehicle rental, air travel, insurance, and banking.

First National Bank will cease issuing NRA-branded Visa cards to its customers as well, citing "customer feedback" as the reason for scrapping the offering.

On Thursday, Enterprise - the parent to Enterprise, Alamo and National auto rental companies - announced that it would stop giving discount deals to NRA members beginning March 26.

Those defections arrived after vehicle rental company Enterprise Holdings, which also owns Alamo and National, said it was cutting off discounts for NRA members.

- The vehicle rental company that also owns Alamo and National cut off discounts for NRA members.

Vehicle rental companies are also driving away from the NRA as fast as they can. Social media users said they would go with the NRA-free companies, and both Hertz and Avis made a decision to end their own relationships with the gun lobby in the face of this mounting boycott.

Twitter users told corporate accounts they would stop buying from firms that maintained promotional collaborations with the NRA, which are created to make the $40 annual subscription to the association more enticing for gun owners.

The telemedicine company told ThinkProgress in an email Friday it would no longer give NRA members a discount on the monthly rate for its telemedicine services.

Responding to the news, United Airlines told Think Progress it did not have any special affiliation with the NRA and the arrangement to provide the discounts were part of "its standard meeting agreement process". That also includes discounts for LifeLock, the popular identity theft protection brand, that Symantec bought past year.

An online #BoycottNRA campaign has seen hundreds of thousands of people urge dozens of firms which hold partnerships with the NRA to end their promotional links with the gun lobby. "I would avoid a business that is boycotting NRA".

Both companies downplayed their associations with the NRA in statements to ThinkProgress. The group has not commented on companies cutting ties. "We don't want them in our schools", Trump said.

A student-led movement of survivors of the mass murder at Marjory Stonenan Douglas High School Feb. 14 has been focused, and brought to the worldwide stage, through protests and broadcast appearances that demand mostly GOP members of Congress and President Trump himself to reject donations from the powerful gun lobby. "It is a political issue", he said.

And Bloomberg News reported that some investors have dumped shares of gun companies.

The channel features programming that leans heavily on speeches by NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre and spokeswoman Dana Loesch.

Following intense scrutiny from gun-control advocates, including victims of the Parkland shooting, President Donald Trump and some Republican lawmakers expressed support for measures like shoring up the federal background check system, raising the minimum age requirement to buy a gun, and banning bump stocks.

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