Avis and Budget dump the NRA

Two more major car rental companies sever ties.

A Budget car and truck rental office in Park Ridge, Illinois.
A Budget car and truck rental office in Park Ridge, Illinois. CREDIT: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

A pair of major car rental companies are the latest to sever ties to the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Both Avis and Budget, car rental companies operated by the same parent company, offered up to 25 percent off base rate to NRA members. On Friday, the parent company, Avis Budget Group, announced those benefits would be ending.

“Effective March 26, our brands will no longer provide the NRA member discount,” Alice Pereira, a spokesperson for Avis Budget, told ThinkProgress.

The company is the latest in a growing number of major corporations that announced this week they would be ending their relationship with the NRA.


After ThinkProgress reported Tuesday a list of more than two dozen companies doing business with the gun lobby, the nation’s largest privately held bank, First National Bank of Omaha, said it would stop issuing the NRA Visa card. On Thursday, Enterprise Holdings, which operates three major car rental companies, said it would stop offering a discount to NRA members. And on Friday, security software company Symantec, home security company SimpliSafe, and auto insurer MetLife also cut ties.