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Hertz cuts ties with the NRA

Sign for the rental car agencies Hertz and Advantage (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

As backlash to corporations that support the National Rifle Association (NRA) grows, another major rental car company said Friday it will no longer be offering discounts to NRA members.

Hertz said on Twitter that it notified the gun lobby of its decision. Representatives for the company did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The rental car company offered NRA members “up to 25 percent off everyday base rates at participating locations worldwide” as well as “additional program benefits.” According to the company’s website, those benefits included “everyday savings,” “bonus savings,” and “premier travel perks.”

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.