Enterprise Rent-A-Car to end discounts for NRA members

Enterprise Rent-A-Car to end discounts for NRA members

"We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website". "We ended our relationship with the NRA late previous year", a spokesperson told NPR. Any group with more than ten people traveling from more than two departure cities, within a defined period, can qualify for a group discount (excluding weddings and family reunions).

The US Constitution's Second Amendment protects the right of Americans to bear arms.

The group has faced public anger before - after the massacre of schoolchildren at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, for example.

Mr Spitzer said the reaction was likely to be a reaction to the student mobilisation that followed the Florida shooting, but he said it was too soon tell how significantly it will sway the country's wider gun debate. And while "hashtag activism" has been criticized in the past as the lazy person's tool, brands have been uncharacteristically responsive on social media this week as calls for boycotts have gotten significantly louder . Police say a former student killed 17 people with a legally purchased semiautomatic rifle, one of at least 10 guns he owned.

Delta and United are the latest to submit to the pressure.

"However, banks are in the business of managing risks of all kinds, and First National clearly sees this as one they're willing to take". The NRA, which has long used campaign donations and effective lobbying to command political influence, argues that stricter gun control would erode individual rights.

First National Bank of Omaha, which backs the card, said it would not renew its contract.

At a time when major businesses across the United States, such as MetLife, Symantec, Best Western Hotels & Resorts and Wyndham, have chosen to terminate their relationship with the National Rifle Association, following the organization's stance in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting February 14, two of the largest airlines in the country - United and Delta - chose to offer NRA members discounts.

According to Gizmodo, both Enterprise Holdings (which owns National, Alamo, and Enterprise auto rental) and Symantec have both eliminated the discounts they offer to NRA members in the face of public scrutiny and the #BoycottNRA hashtag.

Under auto rental discounts, Hertz, Avis and Budget are still listed as "NRA partners". So did movers North American Van Lines and Allied Van Lines.

Insurance giant Chubb also dropped ties with the NRA, saying it would no longer take part in the "NRA Carry Guard", a program by which Chubb underwrote NRA-branded insurance policies for gun owners.

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In response, the NRA and Trump have suggested arming teachers who have received training to deter attackers, a proposal that has been met with scepticism by teachers unions and gun violence experts.

Symantec, which makes the Norton anti-virus software and owns the identity theft protection company LifeLock, said Friday that it is severing ties with the NRA.

The moves came as petitions circulated online targeting companies offering discounts to NRA members on its website.

Numerous terminated agreements include the companies no longer giving discounts to NRA members, a perk that attracted them to join the association. Fifty-eight percent of consumers are receptive to organizations doing so through social media, which is might explain numerous brand managers distancing their organizations from the NRA have turned to their social media teams for assistance.

Also, not every company has yielded to the boycott effort.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, founded after 20 first-graders were shot and killed at a school in CT in December 2012, sent letters to Apple Inc, AT&T Inc, Amazon, Alphabet Inc's Google and Roku Inc on Friday, asking them to drop NRATV from their products.

Still, as more and more corporations break with the NRA, there are signs that the movement is swaying lawmakers as well as corporations.

Trump has also proposed raising the age to buy assault-style rifles from 18 to 21, which is opposed by the NRA.

The NRA has not commented on the announcements.

Some of those survivors confronted NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch at a CNN town hall on Wednesday. "Crying white mothers are ratings gold".

The gun rights group's chief executive Wayne LaPierre openly criticized gun-control advocates and the media for its coverage of the shooting.

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