A major car rental conglomerate, which owns National Car Rental, EnterpriseRentACar, and Alamo Rent A Car, has announced it’s severing their corporate relationship with the NRA, ThinkProgress reports.
Until Thursday, Enterprise Holdings, which operates Enterprise, Alamo, and National, had a partnership with the NRA to provide discounts to members of the gun lobby. The discounts were available to NRA members once they paid the $40 annual fee, and the companies were among the 22 corporations offering discounts and “five star savings” to the gun lobby’s members.
On Thursday, however, all three brands announced that they would be ending the program on March 26.
Thanks for contacting us. We ended the program – effective March 26. https://t.co/BMqcoac4s2
— National Car Rental (@nationalcares) February 23, 2018
Thanks for contacting us. We ended the program – effective March 26. https://t.co/tRdHdoevfT
— EnterpriseRentACar (@enterprisecares) February 23, 2018
Thanks for contacting us. We ended the program – effective March 26. https://t.co/gwYeQR3xAh
— Alamo Rent A Car (@alamocares) February 23, 2018
The news comes in the wake of other companies announcing they’ll no longer be doing business with the controversial gun rights group. The Hill reported this Friday that the insurance giant MetLife is also ending their discount program with the NRA. “We value all our customers but we have decided to end our discount program with the NRA,” the company tweeted Friday.
We value all our customers but have decided to end our discount program with the NRA.
— MetLife (@MetLife) February 23, 2018
Additionally, First National Bank of Omaha has cut ties with the NRA, ending it’s specially branded visa card they offered to NRA members. In a tweet posted this Thursday, the company said customer feedback “has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA.”
The backlash comes in the midst of increasing pressure on the NRA in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School which killed 17 people. Many gun control advocates see the NRA as the prime obstacle to enacting new gun control laws in the U.S.
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