The recent school mass shooting in Parkland, Florida which has left 17 killed, 14 of which were teenagers, has seen a major backlash against the NRA. While the GOP controlled Florida senate has decided to not even debate on gun control after the school shooting, many businesses and individuals has taken it upon themselves to make a difference and voice their views through their actions. The car rental giants Enterprise Holdings, Hertz and Avis Budget group have all announced their decision to cut ties with the NRA and will end discount promotions available to their members.
The three companies and their subsidiary brands control more than majority of the entire American car rental market. An Enterprise representative has said "We ended the discount program, effective March 26." Hertz had a similar statement on their twitter account Friday. An Avis Budget Group spokesperson told a news outlet that their brands will also end their NRA discount programs. Many other gun-control proponents has increased their pressure on US lawmakers and businesses to act.
First National Bank has released a statement that they will not renew a contract with the NRA in which it issued an NRA-branded Visa card. "Customer feedback caused to review our relationship with the NRA," said Kevin Langin, a spokesperson for the Omaha, Nebraska-based bank. Allied Van Lines, a moving company has issued a statement that their company will be discontinuing its discount program with NRA immediately. "We have asked them to remove our listing from their benefits site," the representative said. Paramount Rx released a statement "The prescription discount program that is made available to NRA members is offered through a third-party vendor. We are working with that vendor to discontinue the program and remove the offering." As more and more companies continue to distance themselves from the NRA, many people are hoping for action for gun-control laws to prevent mass shootings from happening again.