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Several companies have recently withdrawn from partnerships with the National Rifle Association - including Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hertz..
Stephen Colbert just has one question - why were they ever partners?
I’m surprised the NRA was affiliated with car rental companies at all, considering Hertz and Avis enforce tyrannica… https://t.co/ApyOXZjj5G — Stephen Colbert (@Stephen Colbert)
People jumped on the tweet, pointing out how easy it is to buy a gun in the US, compared to renting a car.
@StephenAtHome seriously I had to wait until I was 25 to rent a car, but hey, 18 is good for semi-automatic weapons. — Kate (Random Thoughts) 😷💉💉 (@Kate (Random Thoughts) 😷💉💉)
Almost 20,000 people shared Colbert’s tweet, and so far it’s got 92,000 ‘likes’.
@Nebula_Arcanix @StephenAtHome "What's next, are cops gonna pull me over and ask to see some kinda license or registration?" — Colin Childs (@Colin Childs)
@StephenAtHome Don’t forget the Tyranny of Insurance. — Jennifer S. Hyk 🇺🇸🏳️🌈🏴💙🌎 (@Jennifer S. Hyk 🇺🇸🏳️🌈🏴💙🌎)
The NRA have said Donald Trump’s calls to raise the age limit to buy certain types of guns – like AR-15 Assault rifles – from 18 to 21 infringes upon their constitutional right to buy a gun.
Currently, federal law states you have to be 18 to possess a handgun, but there is no minimum age limit for possession of long guns or ammunition.
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