Some businesses are starting to examine their relationships with the NRA and are promptly cutting their ties after much social media backlash. The National Bank of Omaha just announced on Thursday via Twitter their plans not to continue to their contract with the NRA or issue the NRA Visa card anymore.
On Thursday evening, three car rental companies followed the bank’s example and will no longer offer a discount to NRA members effective March 26, 2018. Alamo, Enterprise, and National Car Rental all announced their intentions via Twitter.
According to Think Progress:
‘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 Tuesday, Think Progress issued a report revealing that 22 corporations were offering discounts to make becoming a member of the NRA more enticing. The three rental car companies were among the companies listed. The list is slowly beginning to dwindle and let’s hope it continues.
Here’s what Twitter had to say in response to the announcement by the rental car companies:
The NRA is facing increasing criticism after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on February 14. People are calling on politicians to refuse future donations from the gun rights advocacy group, and also calling on businesses to sever their ties with the organization. One mother of a teacher killed at the Florida high school, bravely confronted NRA spokeswoman, Dana Loesch, asking her at town hall event on Wednesday:
‘The Declaration of Independence was written in 1776, which gave my son the unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. So I ask you, why are my son’s unalienable rights not protected as fiercely as the right to bear arms?’
The mother of Scott Beigel, a teacher who was killed in the shooting, to NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch: "Why are my son's unalienable rights not protected as fiercely as the right to bear arms?" #StudentsStandUp https://t.co/QxIISwI65M
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 22, 2018
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