Good, now I will boycott @Hertz . I’m not a member of the NRA but I don’t want to support a company that would gratuitously parade its contempt for gun owners.
We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA’s rental car discount program with Hertz.
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These motherfuckers believe corporations have the right to deny gay people service but turn into blubbering snowflakes when companies charge NRA members the same price as everyone else.
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Adult conservatives show a level of touchy snowflakeness so far beyond the most ridiculous campus teen.

Hertz’s “contempt” is that on the new policy it will charge NRA members the same as non-members.
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If disagreeing with the NRA = contempt for gun owners, then a lot of gun owners have contempt for gun owners as well.
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@philipaklein @Hertz I'm a gun owner, 48 years now, I have no problem with Hertz, nor do I feel contempt from them. I do feel used by the NRA, and you, who deign to speak for me and other gun owners who believe in reasonable public safety gun regulations.
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@philipaklein @Hertz You’re gonna have trouble finding somewhere to rent a car, since Avis-Budget and National/Alamo/Enterprise also ended their NRA discount programs this week.
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@philipaklein @Hertz I am a gun owner and conceal carry, and I do not believe Hertz has been contemptuous of me. But then I am not a member of a gun cult.
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@philipaklein @Hertz The @NRA does not represent gun owners, it represents gun-makers and gun-sellers. It’s a lobbying organization attempting to sell as many guns as possible to as many people as possible. They don’t care about you or the second amendment...only profits, including Russian $$.
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They're not showing contempt for gun owners, they're making a business decision not to show favoritism to an organization that CHOOSES TO BRAND ITSELF as a zero-dissent, right-wing temple of apocalyptic, Trump-glorifying cultural warriors.
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Here is a hot take for you:
You can be a gun owner and still think the NRA is a death cult that borders on the line of being an official sponsor of terrorism in the US.

I enjoy having complex views on subjects; you should try it sometime too.
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@philipaklein @Hertz It’s not the members they dislike but seeing Wayne LaPierre at CPAC blaming everyone and everything on the shooting in an obnoxious way. That is what people think when they think of NRA not the members
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@philipaklein @guypbenson @Hertz Here’s the question: would you be cool if a company offered Planned Parenthood member discounts? If so, then I have no qualms with you. If not, then why would you boycott a company for getting out of the thicket. They didn’t also offer Everytown donors a discount.
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@philipaklein @Hertz See, this tweet is funny because it supposes the NRA advocates for gun owners
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@philipaklein @Hertz "Contempt" = charging NRA members the same as the general public.

Take some time off, Phil.
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NRA membership only represents a fraction of gun owners in the United States. What you want to say is "contempt for gun manufacturers" who will pay lobbyists to fear monger and block common sense restrictions in order to sell more guns.
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Well I just offset your boycott with a weeklong reservation, with the return to a different location 💰💰💰💰@hertz
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This is not about left and right or conservative and liberal, it's about dead children.
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@philipaklein @Hertz I’m a gun owner and NRA doesn’t represent me. They’ve become too extreme and cultish.
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@philipaklein @Hertz I'm a gun owner and I detest the NRA. They don't represent the interests of gun owners, they represent gun manufacturers. Huge difference, and i hope more gun owners are waking up to this fact.
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Conservatives put their love of guns above everything--kids, country, the marketplace.

Shocking nihilistic
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@philipaklein @Hertz Do you really believe the NRA and gun owners are synonymous? You're being obtuse.
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@philipaklein @Hertz Look at this way...staying out of politics - the right thing for Hertz to do - would have meant never having a relationship with the NRA in the first place...
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This seems more like *fear of anti-NRA faction successfully costing them business* more than *gratuitous parading of contempt for gun owners*

If I wanted to show “gratuitous contempt” I’d do more than *not give a special discount*
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TFW you’re not a member of the NRA, but are OUTRAGED that people who love guns will have to pay as much as the rest of us for a midsize sedan
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@philipaklein @Hertz No longer offering a discount now equals contempt?
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Once more, with feeling: the NRA does not represent gun owners. They are the lobby for gun manufacturers and their only job is to keep profits from gun sales growing.
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A very small fraction of American gun owners are NRA members. Majorities of gun owners disagree with a number of NRA policy positions. If you want to respect gun owners, start by not making broad assumptions about who they are and what they believe.
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@philipaklein @Hertz Its not contempt for gun owners. Its contempt for gun mnfs. lobbying group The NRA. Thats is what they are a lobbying group for gun makers. I am a gun owner for over 50 years and would not piss on La Paranoia. He is tired old man with his BS God Guy With A Gun crap.
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Area conservative snowflake conflates gun owners w NRA members so he can play martyr (and I think, from the way that’s written, he’s not even a gun owner.
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No one has contempt for gun owners. It’s contempt for an extremist lobbying organization that has gone far beyond a single issue advocacy group or just being a right wing political organization. It doesn’t even represent most gun owners in America
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@philipaklein @Hertz Absence of a discount is not contempt. It’s retail price.
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@philipaklein @Hertz Not gun owners. Gun manufacturers and their lobbyists
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They’re not gratuitously parading contempt for gun owners, @philipaklein. They’re rightly cutting ties w/ an extremist group that, despite many gun owners wanting common sense gun control, continues to stoke fear and hate and challenge regulation amid an epidemic of gun violence.
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@philipaklein @Hertz The NRA has been exposed as being a shill for gun manufacturers. Their POV is not representative of most of their members. They do not care about that. They care about gun sales, and all gun laws hurt gun sales. Surely your paper has covered this... #Hertz deserves support
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@philipaklein @Hertz What about the LGBT community? Would you support a company that gratuitously parades its contempt for them? I’m asking because I want to send you lunch and a gift and I’m wondering if Chik-Fil-A and Hobby Lobby would be the places to go.
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Ronald Reagan’s Spinning Corpse
The butt-Hertz is strong with this snowflake.
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@philipaklein @Hertz Let's end this fiction that the @NRA represents all gun owners. I am still a gun owner, and they nauseate me. #VetsForGunReform #VetsVsTheNRA
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@philipaklein @Hertz Technically, they’re treating gun-owners and non-gun-owners the same now. Equality isn’t the same as contempt.
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So, charging NRA members the exact same rates as everyone who ISN'T an NRA member is… showing contempt?

How does that work, exactly?
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@philipaklein @Hertz By not giving them special discounts? That's pretty discriminatory.
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@philipaklein @Hertz NRA has a membership of 5 million members, which equals 2% of the adult US population. But guns are owned by 22-29% of the adult US population.…

NRA represents the interests of gun manufacturers, not Americans.
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It's not "contempt for gun owners" -- it's opposition to an organization that's holding the country hostage.
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Why exactly do NRA members deserve a discount?
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You know what would be crazy? If you were a gay person and you wanted a wedding cake and a bakery told you they wouldn’t make one.
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@philipaklein @Hertz Better hold your fire, Phil. What if Amazon and McDonalds and Apple disavow the NRA?
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“Charging me market rate for my car rental is beyond the pale! Gun owners have a constitutional right to DISCOUNTS #NeverAgain Hertz!!!1!”

(Please tell me about how we’re the triggered lil snowflakes 😋)
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You honestly can’t discern between gun owners and a gun manufacturer lobby whose leaders and profoundly unhinged and divorced from American norms? Tribalism at its most extreme.
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"You'll have to pay the same as everyone else now."
"This is a gratuitous parade of contempt for my special interest."
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Wow.... Philip sounds a little butt hertz
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That's a little less insurance fraud they'll have to deal with
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@philipaklein @Hertz There are many more who feel that NRA does not properly represent most gun owners. Only 6% of gun owners are NRA members. Conflating the NRA and gun owners is stupid.…
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@philipaklein @Hertz Contempt 👏 for 👏 the 👏 NRA 👏 is 👏 not👏 contempt 👏 for 👏 gun 👏 owners
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Many of us gun owners appreciate the contempt for a gun manufacturers lobby group working against the wishes of most Americans.
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@philipaklein @Hertz I didn’t realize that a business is showing contempt for me if they don’t give me a discount.
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@philipaklein @Hertz More than 90% of gun owners are not NRA members. Companies disassociating themselves from the NRA aren’t showing contempt for gun owners; they’re showing contempt for an org. that represents gun makers, not owners, w/a harsh stance out of touch w/the views of the vast majority.
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@philipaklein @Hertz It will backfire as more people are joining and they're not even firearm owners. A great campaign for them as I see it.
Allegedly, running away because they are 'caught in the mess' is a cowards way out.
NRA involvement in the FL is remote.…
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This temper tantrum reminds of when S.C. grocery stores ended a partnership with Maurice Bessinger and his famous barbecue sauce because he promoted the “good” side of slavery. He sued them, said the stores would be hurt by angry South Carolinians. He was wrong.
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Snowflake Offended at Equal Treatment
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Actually, Hertz is supporting net neutrality.
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@philipaklein @Hertz But I guarantee you support any business that refuses LGBT folks service huh? 🙄
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Gun Owner Privilege: thinking that a company not offering a discount equals contempt.
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@philipaklein @Hertz So the NRA having money to buy political power is worth more to you then children, you should walk where ever you are going, get used to the levels of hell
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@philipaklein @oldusarmyvet @Hertz Good for you. I agree and will boycott them also.
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@philipaklein @Hertz Good to know you support Wayne La Pierre labeling over half the country as traitors
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@philipaklein @derekahunter @Hertz Good for you. I just booked a nine day rental with them for my upcoming trip using my USAA discount.
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@philipaklein @Hertz Not gun owners, just the out of control NRA
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Drew T. and eleventy-three others
Not a member of the NRA, just a lifelong member of the conservative think-tank/lobbyist gravy-train that mandates the lazy conflation of it w/ gun owners as a condition of gainful employment.
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Where is the contempt for gun owners? I see disapproval of an organization that's gone all in on grievance mongering and partisan BS at the expense of actually representing gun owners.
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@philipaklein @Hertz I don’t get a discount from @Hertz. That is gratuitous contempt for geniuses.
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Not sure this gentleman is clear on what "gratuitously parading" is.
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@philipaklein @Hertz Serious question. Who is your alternative rental car company? All three of the oligarchy jumped on this bandwagon together.
They learned from Target and no company at real risk is out front.
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@philipaklein @Hertz You should do that but know you are riding in the wrong arc of the future.
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@philipaklein @Hertz Phil, looks like Delta, United, Bank of America and myriad other companies may need to be boycotted as well. May need to form your own airline and rental companies - then you can offer discounts to everyone (lest anyone be left out or "gratuitously" offended by microaggressions).
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@philipaklein @guypbenson @Hertz Sounds a little Kristlenachtish to me but what do I know. I mean NRA had 0 to do with this. Do these companies still support Broward Sheriff, NEA and FBI? Just curious. Seems they have more than a little culpability in this tragedy.
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@philipaklein @Hertz There's always Ugly Duckling. Idiot.
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@philipaklein @Hertz Hertz, National, Enterprise, and Alamo....who is next? Avis, you better stay true to the people.
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@philipaklein @Hertz Can we get some stats as to how many people are killed by these companies’ cars every year?
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@philipaklein @chiIIum @Hertz You just lost millions of customers good luck I’m selling my stock also
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@philipaklein @Hertz What an ignorant tweet. This gun owner says 🖕🏽🖕🏽 the @NRA
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@philipaklein @Hertz #NRA can support #BoycottTheBoycotters ACTIVISM by:
*Getting 1-2 airline/car-rental etc. companies to advertise NEW or INCREASED discounts to #NRAmembers
*Asking all #2Asupporters to sell, short & boycott stocks of any of the #NRAboycotterCompanies - UNTIL THEIR CEOs ARE REPLACED
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@philipaklein @Hertz Looks like you better get used to it.
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@philipaklein @guypbenson @Hertz That’s going to make a BIG difference, # no backbone
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I wonder from whom these people will rent cars since none of the rental car companies like them.
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@philipaklein @Hertz Not contempt for gun owners, you dolt.

Contempt for an organization led by corrupt thugs who would happily lie about high schoolers in order to win back a public relations war that has gutted their support internally and externally, nationally and internationally.
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@philipaklein @seanmdav @Hertz Given their ties to OJ, Hertz is more of a National Knife Association outfit anyway.
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