Hertz cuts ties with the NRA


Hertz cuts ties with the NRA

"Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA".

One of the world's largest auto rental companies is cutting ties with the National Rifle Association. Activists say they want to know why these businesses won't cut ties with the NRA.

The nation's largest privately-owned bank holding company and a major vehicle rental chain said Thursday they will stop promotions aimed at National Rifle Association members.

NRA members "are still able to purchase NRA-branded prepaid Visa debit cards because those are made available through a separate entity, NetSpend, which is now "reviewing the relationship" it has with the NRA", Sara Boboltz reports for HuffPost. "Visa has no contractual or financial relationship with the NRA", the spokeswoman tells Boboltz. Some users said they would move their business because it offered the branded Visa card.

A spokesperson for Enterprise Holdings said the company had "ended the discount program, effective March 26", but did not answer CNNMoney's inquiries about when and why the program was terminated.

"Much like AARP or AAA, the organization promotes its discounts for members as a selling point for why people should join".

Twitter accounts for Enterprise and its two other brands, Alamo and National, tweeted late Thursday: "All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members".

It's not just First National Bank of Omaha that's being pressured to end its relationship with the country's most powerful gun lobby. Visa did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Following another school mass shooting in the U.S., American citizens are now calling once again for stricter gun control laws bringing heat to the National Rifle Association. "He added that gun-control advocates and the media 'hate the NRA, they hate the Second Amendment, they hate individual freedom, '" Davidson continues. While this step was seen as a win for many in pursuit of gun reform, many were still angry about the existence of a partnership at all.



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