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Drive By: Regarding Those Car Rental Companies Who Hate the NRA

Via the always worthwhile and deeply passionate Raconteur Report: Operation Backfire

[Well, perhaps not ALL THOSE KILLED BY GUNS worldwide since the automobile was invented but I take his point when it comes to the US.]

In the US: How many people have died in car accidents since the first automobile? “Records indicate that there has been a total of 3,613,732 motor vehicle fatalities in the United States from 1899 to 2013.”

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  • Jayne February 28, 2018, 5:33 AM

    That was on my mind also. I was thinking that in spite of reckless drivers creating carnage-like accidents, we other car owners don’t face condemnation.

  • Casey Klahn February 28, 2018, 6:46 AM

    Does anyone know which rental dealers did not participate in this NRA bloodletting? I may need to switch my upcoming car rental from Enterprise…

  • Casey Klahn February 28, 2018, 6:53 AM

    Maybe, instead, I’ll write a letter to USAA asking them to say something to Enterprise about political stupidity on their part. I get my rentals via that outfit. The way this goes, by the time I switch rental companies, the new one will fall off the cliff, too.

    I see troublemakers are: Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise and Budget. So far. Now Dick’s takes AR-15s off their shelves, just like WalMart did. Then, they put em back after the clouds clear up. Corporate America: spineless wonders.

  • Casey Klahn February 28, 2018, 7:43 AM

    Sorry to spring in so many times, but this is topical. When I made my reservation for the car a week ago, they asked me if I wanted to add some things. GPS, Sirius XM radio, (bold caps for this) carbon offset! They wanted me to pay some penance for my gas use. As if I don’t already pay taxes that go towards that crap.

  • Gordon February 28, 2018, 9:27 AM

    Thrifty is a Hertz company, I think. There are others.

  • Gordon February 28, 2018, 9:30 AM

    I sent a politely-worded email to Enterprise letting them know that despite my long preference for them, I wouldn’t be needing their cars anymore. It’s not like I do a million a year with them, but I probably rent more than 90 percent of their customers. It’s often enough that I’m shedding a ton of rental miles with them.

  • ghostsniper February 28, 2018, 11:52 AM

    Don’t be a Dick.