Clayton-Based Enterprise Drops NRA Discount For Rental Cars After Parkland Shooting

Frederick Owens
February 24, 2018

Later Thursday, Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates vehicle rental agencies Alamo, Enterprise and National, announced via tweets from each brand's account that by March 26 it would sever its NRA member discount program.

Hertz has joined several other top auto rental companies in cutting ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Several businesses with ties to the National Rifle Association are breaking up with the group amid mounting pressure from gun-control proponents following the Parkland, Fla. school shooting.

Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association, as US corporations take a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry after the latest school massacre.

SimpliSafe, a home security services company, also ended its NRA promotions. However, that company also plans to review its relationship with the NRA.

Symantec, MetLife, Enterprise are among big brands cutting ties with the NRA.

The responses from businesses come as gun control activists and social media users continued to increase pressure on lawmakers and industry players to take action in response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HIgh School. In 2014, Chipotle asked customers not to bring firearms into its stores after gun rights advocates brought military-style rifles into one of its Texas restaurants. Earlier Thursday, First National Bank of Omaha, the nation's largest privately-owned bank, also said it would not renew a contract with the gun lobby to issue and administer an NRA-branded Visa card.

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The NRA was not immediately available for comment.

"Evil walks among us and God help us if we don't harden our schools and protect our kids", said NRA executive vice-president Wayne LaPierre at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday.

However, while Wyndham Hotels previously offered a 10% discount to NRA members, the hotel chain no longer does so.

"Ironic how the @NRA likes to point a finger at what kids watch on TV. while they spew vile rhetoric on NRAtv, streamed on @Amazon and aimed exclusively at boosting gun sales", wrote screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer.

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.

The President of the Florida teachers union has called for the fund to divest itself of shares.

On Wednesday, at a CNN town hall, Florida Sen. He was responding to a question from student survivor Cameron Kasky.

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