Car Rental Company Enterprise Holdings Ends Discounts For NRA Members

Violet Powell
February 24, 2018

"We have discontinued our existing relationship with the NRA", CEO Chad Laurans said in a statement.

The announcement comes after First National Bank of Omaha, one of the largest privately-owned banks in the US, said it would stop making credit cards for NRA.

Petitions are circulating online targeting companies that offer discounts to NRA members on its website.

Enterprise Holdings, which runs the Enterprise, Alamo and National vehicle rental groups, announced that it will end the discount deal it has with the NRA on March 26.

The software company Symantec Corp., which makes Norton Antivirus technology, said Friday that it had ended its NRA discount program.

Hertz said on Twitter that it notified the gun lobby of its decision. Some of the companies that partnered with the NRA, as the backlash grows, have begun to distance themselves. Like Wyndham, the company took to social media to respond to dozens of messages, saying it "does not have an affiliation with and is not a corporate partner of the National Rifle Association".

Under auto rental discounts, Hertz, Avis and Budget are still listed as "NRA partners". The group devotes massive resources to fighting gun regulations in the name of the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which protects the right to bear arms.

CPUC Appeals FCC Decision Repealing Net Neutrality
Once released, state attorneys general and Congress can make moves to rescind the order from taking effect. What it does do is act as a starting pistol of sorts for repeal opponents.

Another car-rental company, Hertz, soon followed suit.

Over 20 businesses offer some type of incentive to NRA members in the US, according to reports.

A Wyndham representative told Business Insider the company ended its relationship with the NRA in late 2017, prior to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that sparked recent boycott efforts.

Meanwhile, some teachers in Florida were unsettled to learn earlier this week that the retirement funds to which they've been contributing invest in the gun company that produced the weapon used in the Parkland attack.

Activists have also called on public pension funds to divest from gun maker stocks, which were broadly lower on Friday. The channel features programming that leans heavily on speeches by NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre and spokeswoman Dana Loesch.

The issue of gun control, and the NRA's role in opposing it, became the focus of renewed national debate on February 14, when a former student killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, with an AR-15 assault rifle he had purchased legally. Marco Rubio broke with an NRA stance when he announced he would support raising the age from 18 to 21 for "buying a rifle". However, during the same exchange, Rubio refused to say he would renounce NRA donations.

Other reports by PlayStation Move reviews

Discuss This Article