Travel Companies Eliminate Reduced prices for Members of the nation's Rifle Association
In the wake of the mass murders of 17 innocent people which resulted in the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Senior high school in Parkland, a significant rift of factions who're sharply divided around the issue of gun control has widened significantly…
Travel Companies Eliminate Reduced prices for Members of the National Rifle Association
…and many travel companies – including Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Best Western, Hertz, National Rental car, Avis, Enterprise Rent an automobile, Alamo Rent A Car and Budget Rental car – have taken setup of denouncing the National Rifle Association on its official position and subsequently cut the discounts and benefits of their products and services for members of that organization.
Delta is contacting the NRA to allow them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through we travel program. We are requesting that the NRA remove our information at their store.
— Delta (@Delta) February 24, 2020
United is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate for their annual meeting and we are asking the NRA remove our information at their store.
— United Airlines (@united) February 24, 2020
We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA's car rental discount program with Hertz.
— Hertz (@Hertz) February 23, 2020
Thank you for contacting us! The 3 of our brands are gone for good the discount for NRA members. This change is going to be effective March 26. Thank you again for trying. Best wishes, Michael
— EnterpriseRentACar (@enterprisecares) February 23, 2020
I say shame on these corporations – but not because they are going for a stand from the rampant utilization of guns within this country.
Where were these businesses when among the deadliest mass shootings in American history occurred during which at least 59 people died and 527 more people sustained injuries after Stephen Paddock launched rampant consecutive rounds of gunfire from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Las Vegas hotel on October 1, 2020? Where were they during the massacre which took place Orlando and resulted in the killing of a the least 49 people and injured a minimum of 53 people in June of 2020?
Did these companies suddenly find some sort of moral compass which serendipitously just became of coincide with the outrage currently happening within the Netherlands? Call me a skeptic; but I wouldn't be at all surprised when they were simply attempting to capitalize on – and try to seize – what might be considered a golden marketing opportunity in the form of publicity. If that is indeed the situation, on the other hand – shame on those companies.
I also say shame around the National Rifle Association in taking this type of hard line – and seemingly heartless – stance and reaction despite the loss of life which has occurred as a result of gun violence. I am not only referring to what went down at the aforementioned high school in Florida. The business reportedly considers the actions of the travel companies as a “shameful display of political and civil cowardice.” I do not share that time of view.
There. Now I'm able to be called both a conservative and a liberal, as many people who want to assign labels are inclined to do.
No Discounted Rates Provided by Some Travel Companies
Some travel companies – such as American Airlines – claim that they can have never offered discounted group rates to people in the National Rifle Association.
To clarify questions we've received today: American doesn't offer discounted group travel rates towards the the NRA.
— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) February 24, 2020