Businesses End Huge Partnerships With the NRA After Florida School Shooting

Marco Green
February 24, 2018

The Associated Press reports that FNBO is the nation's largest privately held bank. Major hotel companies also have eliminated affiliations with the NRA in the aftermath of previous school shootings.

A bank with IL branches says it will stop making cards for the National Rifle Association.

The bank wouldn't disclose details about its relationship with the NRA, including for how long it's been established, what financial terms exist or the number of NRA-branded cardholders.

The First National Bank of Omaha said Thursday it will not renew a contract with the National Rifle Association to issue its NRA-branded Visa credit card.

Later on Thursday, Enterprise Holdings, which is privately held and the parent of Enterprise, National, and Alamo vehicle rental companies, announced that it would be ending the partnership it has with the NRA. Business Insider reported, though, that Wyndham ended its discount program for NRA members late previous year.

The moves come after an outpouring of anger and grief over America's mass shooting epidemic, with much of that frustration aimed at the gun-rights lobby and the NRA-and, by extension, any businesses that support the NRA. It added that those cards are "enough to reimburse your one-year NRA membership".

Other rental companies on the ThinkProgress list include Hertz, Avis and Budget.

A spokesperson for the bank said through an official statement that customer feedback caused the bank to review the relationship it has with the NRA.

The conglomerate, which operates Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Rent a Car, and National Car Rental, said it ended a discount program available to NRA members, effective March 26.

First National Bank has offices in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas. Both advertise discounts to NRA members.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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