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Tue Feb 27, 2018, 09:35 AM

Companies being boycotted by NRA

in retaliation for withdrawing discounts for NRA members. If you have occasion to need any of these products or services, please consider using these fine organizations:

Alamo Rent a Car

Avis

Allied Van Lines

Bestwestern

Budget

Chubb Insurance

Delta Air Lines

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

First National Bank of Omaha

Hertz

MetLife

North American Van Lines

Paramount Rx

SimpliSafe

Symantec

TrueCar

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Reply Companies being boycotted by NRA (Original post)
cyclonefence Feb 2018 OP
hlthe2b Feb 2018 #1
Hugin Feb 2018 #2
ProfessorGAC Feb 2018 #3
HAB911 Feb 2018 #5
ProfessorGAC Feb 2018 #11
HAB911 Feb 2018 #12
ProfessorGAC Feb 2018 #13
HAB911 Feb 2018 #14
ProfessorGAC Feb 2018 #15
Yonnie3 Feb 2018 #4
bullwinkle428 Feb 2018 #6
Yonnie3 Feb 2018 #7
RamblingRose Feb 2018 #8
Act_of_Reparation Feb 2018 #9
Yonnie3 Feb 2018 #10
zipplewrath Feb 2018 #16

Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 09:46 AM

1. United Airlines as well

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 09:50 AM

2. Add a grocery store chain and I'm all set.

Glad they're at least trying to be responsible.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 09:52 AM

3. What's With All The Car Rental Joints?

Unless there was a rebate, was there enough revenue generated by offering discounts to NRA members that made it worth even doing it.

And, an Insurance Company? And insurance company gave discounts because somebody owns guns? That makes no sense, absent some actuarial legerdemain. (AKA: fudging the numbers.)

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 10:02 AM

5. Chubb and Locton sold murder insurance for gun owners

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 10:27 AM

11. Really?

That's some business model there, huh? Murder insurance? For the victim, or the perpetrator?

If for the victim, isn't that just an AD&D policy?

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 10:45 AM

13. I See

Concealed carry. Just in case some "hero" ends up shooting the wrong person.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 10:51 AM

14. an entire industry has sprung up around

what to say and what to do when you kill someone, they even have handy wallet cards

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:31 AM

15. A Solution In Search Of A Problem, Perhaps?

Like, just don't shoot an innocent victim with a gun, might be a simpler solution.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 09:55 AM

4. The NRA talking point repeaters I know of,

don't use and probably never have used services from these companies.

Heck, I don't think all that many of them are actually NRA members.

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 10:07 AM

6. I think your point confirms that only a tiny percentage of the NRA's $$

comes from the average "Joe Six-pack" gun owner. Most of it is coming from the manufacturers themselves, and other dark sources like Russia.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 10:13 AM

7. Yes,

my implied point was that any harm to those entities would be minimal. My point certainly is supporting yours.

I've read that the NRA is multiple entities. One is a non-profit devoted to education. The rest seemed ill defined in the articles I read. Some of what they do is public knowledge. We don't know the whole story.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 10:13 AM

8. Why do NRA members get discounts?

I was not aware that NRA members were 'entitled' to discounts. What is the logic behind this?

What other organizations offer these discounts (AARP)? I know a few companies give AAA members a discount but nothing on the scale of Delta.

Sorry if this is a stupid question.

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Response to RamblingRose (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 10:20 AM

9. It's about enticing repeat customers

A fringe benefit of my job is that I get discounts at a number of local businesses. This benefits those local businesses because people are more likely to shop at their locations if they know they're getting a discount. My employer employs thousands of people. That's a lot of potential customers.

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Response to RamblingRose (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 10:26 AM

10. A common thing.

"entitled", not so much, but minimal discounts are often available. My credit cards, Credit Union, Bank, professional groups and others have these, as well as AARP. These discounts are usually applicable only to the highest rates. When I traveled often for work, none of these were better than what a good travel agent or a few phone calls could do.

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Response to RamblingRose (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 11:47 AM

16. Usually not that great

I'm not familiar with how generous all of these discount were, but quite often they are not discounts off of the widely available rates. Usually they are off the "rack rate" for a hotel room, or a "full size car" at auto rentals. Airlines are often off of refundable tickets, or some higher priced tickets. My employer has dozens of these discounts available to us, and I rarely find them "worth while".

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