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Avis and Hertz shut down discount programmes for US NRA members

rental carsThree of the world’s top car rental companies have announced terminations of discount programmes for members of the US’s National Rifle Association (NRA). The three companies are Avis, Hertz and Enterprise plus their affiliate suppliers.

All three have confirmed discount packages for the NRA are ending over the next few weeks. Hertz used Twitter and tweeted preferential discounts on car hire rates were no longer available for NRA affiliated members.

A representative for the Avis Budget Group told media sources the firm was pulling the plug on NRA discounted rates and this would come into effect on the 26 March 2018. Alice Pereira confirmed late last week discounts of up to a quarter off standard rates would not be available to NRA members.

On Thursday, Enterprise Holdings issued a bulletin stating it would be following suit on the 26 March and would no longer be giving the NRA reduced rates on car hire. Alamo and National Car Rental are subsidiaries of Enterprise and included in the measure to penalise NRA associates.

The car rental industry’s ban on NRA discounts follows similar ones instigated by the likes of United Airlines, Delta Airlines and the First National Bank of Omaha. The virtual new-found pariah status of the NRA comes in the wake of its continuing support for the right to bear arms after the Florida school massacre on Valentine’s Day.

Former student Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School before escaping. Despite the ease with which Cruz was able to obtain guns, the NRA has steadfastly refused to support measures for control. Executive-director Wayne LaPierre claims gun control would make the American people less free.



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