Enterprise auto rental ends NRA partnership


Avis and Budget, owned by the same company, were also listed as discount providers on the NRA website.

Cybersecurity firm Symantec, which offered NRA discounts to its LifeLock identity theft protection service and Norton anti-virus software, told USA TODAY on Friday that it had "stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association". Business Insider reported, though, that Wyndham ended its discount program for NRA members late past year.

On Thursday, the First National Bank of Omaha pledged to stop issuing an NRA-branded Visa card.

It was responding to a tweet saying "Please END your relationship with the @NRA".

"Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA", bank spokesman Kevin Langin said in a tweet.

Enterprise Holdings, which operates Alamo and National auto rentals as well, said it had ended its participation effective March 26.

Company spokespeople would not elaborate on the announcements.

Hertz, whose headquarters is in Estero, was the only company who did not immediately return NBC2's request for comment regarding whether the rent-a-car company would continue participating in the NRA benefits program.

On its website the NRA says, "It pays to be a member!"

The bank was on a list of companies that have co-branding or other deals with the NRA, published earlier this week by the progressive site ThinkProgress.

He said many teachers have military experience and suggested they be paid bonuses for the added responsibility of carrying weapons.

Three auto rental brands are ending their discount deals for National Rifle Association members.

The news comes as the hashtag #BoycottNRA has taken social media by storm.

Trump tells those gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference that if the Democrats win seats in 2018 they will "repeal your tax cuts" and "take away your Second Amendment", which he says, "we will never allow to happen".

Hey @FedEx why do you support the NRA?

Gun enthusiasts look over Ruger pistols at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in 2016. MetLife has made the same decision. In an email to the Guardian, the chain said it ended its relationship "late last year".

Shares of gun companies mostly fell in trading Friday.

This decision followed days of public scrutiny against the NRA after the mass shooting at a Florida high school last week where 17 people died.

On Wednesday, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch participated in a town hall at the BB&T Center in Sunrise that was organized and televised by CNN.

United States president Donald Trump has defied many of his supporters in gun lobbying group the National Rifle Association (NRA) by saying assault rifles should be kept out of the hands of anyone under 21.

Since that massacre, student survivors have led an unusually aggressive push to shame lawmakers into changing overly permissive gun laws. "There are only 5 million NRA members but over 300 million of us!"

Some companies wanted their customers to know ties to the NRA were severed before the Florida shooting.