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

Andrew Cummings
February 23, 2018

The NRA has faced intense criticism following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead, the latest in a string of high-profile mass killings in the U.S.

A group that tracks the credit industry said the move could carry significant risks for First National Bank of Omaha. The Associated Press reports that FNBO is the nation's largest privately held bank.

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. Avis Budget Group and Hertz - two rivals of Enterprise - still offered NRA discounts as of Thursday night, and did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for an interview. "Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA". Activists say they want to know why these businesses won't cut ties with the NRA.

Kira Lerner's ThinkProgress article names 22 corporations in all - including Enterprise, Alamo and National - that have co-branding relationships with the NRA.

National Car Rental, Enterprise and Alamo all announced on their official Twitter accounts Thursday that they would be ending a discount program for NRA members effective March 26.

On Thursday, the bank webpage that advertised the NRA card had been disabled. FedEx declined to comment. The channel is a forum for pro-gun conservatives like Dana Loesch, a spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association.

"I would hope that Amazon realizes, and these knuckleheads of social media realize, that the five million NRA members are the most patriotic and most pro-American members of our society", Stinchfield said to CNNMoney.

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