In the tumultuous aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, the NRA has been front and center as the organization continues to stump for the continued – even increased – presence of guns on school grounds.
Businesses have abandoned the NRA en masse this week, including the major rental car conglomerate, Enterprise Holdings, which operates Enterprise, National, and Alamo. The company had previously offered discounts to NRA members, a program which will be discontinued as of March 26.
Thanks for contacting us. We ended the program – effective March 26. https://t.co/tRdHdoevfT
— EnterpriseRentACar (@enterprisecares) February 23, 2018
Thanks for contacting us. We ended the program – effective March 26. https://t.co/BMqcoac4s2
— National Car Rental (@nationalcares) February 23, 2018
Thanks for contacting us. We ended the program – effective March 26. https://t.co/gwYeQR3xAh
— Alamo Rent A Car (@alamocares) February 23, 2018
Upon hearing the news, CBS’s Stephen Colbert tweeted out a hilarious observation about the fact that the NRA was ever affiliated with those companies in the first place.
I’m surprised the NRA was affiliated with car rental companies at all, considering Hertz and Avis enforce tyrannical rules like "age restrictions" and "having a license."
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) February 27, 2018
The massive public campaign to target companies doing business with the gun lobby group has resulted in a number of high profile companies discontinuing their partnerships. Americans are exasperated with the Republican Party’s glaring inaction in the face of such a maddening gun culture in the country, and see the NRA as the driving force behind it all.
It seems that the NRA’s days of tenuously hiding behind the Second Amendment while American children are murdered have finally come to an end.