Companies Are Starting to Back Away From the Gun Industry and NRA


Companies Are Starting to Back Away From the Gun Industry and NRA

Auto rental company Enterprise says it is ending a discount program for National Rifle Association members.

Separately, vehicle rental company Enterprise said its three brands would end a discount program for NRA members.

Previously, NRA members were offered a discount on their auto rentals.

The First National Bank of Omaha says it won't renew a contract to make the NRA's Visa card after hearing back from customers.

Following the decision, "Amanda Gailey, the group's director, said she applauded the bank for listening to customer concerns that, 'the time has come for us to stop aggrandizing gun culture, '" Olberding reports. However, that company also plans to review its relationship with the NRA.

On Thursday, however, all three brands announced that they would be ending the program on March 26.

ThinkProgress reported Wednesday that the website advertising the NRA credit card was no longer online after naming First National Bank on a list of businesses that support the organization. Auto rental operations were listed among 22 corporations named by the organization Think Progress as offering similar discounts to members of the NRA.

The NRA credit cards are part of a larger business in which the bank issues cards branded with organizations' logos, such as the sporting-goods store Scheels and the Best Western hotel chain. "However, banks are in the business of managing risk of all kinds, and First National clearly sees this as one they're willing to take in the wake of the tragic school shooting in Florida".

Officials with the NRA did not address the possibility of raising the minimum age Thursday while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference.