On Monday, FedEx announced that they will not be bullied into cutting ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the face of pro-gun control astroturf campaigns urging businesses to disassociate from the massive gun rights organization.
“FedEx is a common carrier under Federal law and therefore does not and will not deny service or discriminate against any legal entity regardless of their policy positions or their political views,” said the statement.
“FedEx has never set or changed rates for any of our millions of customers around the world in response to their politics, beliefs or positions on issues.”
The company did, however, endorse specific gun-control measures that are not backed by the NRA.
“FedEx views assault rifles and large capacity magazines as an inherent potential danger to schools, workplaces, and communities when such weapons are misused. We therefore support restricting them to the military,” the statement read.
— FedEx (@FedEx) February 26, 2018
Student activist and South Florida high school shooting survivor David Hogg was one of the leading voices in the campaign to bully FedEx into turning their backs on some 5 million-plus NRA members.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) February 24, 2018
So how else should we pressure @FedEx to end their relationship with the NRA? Same question for Amazon also I've been trying to cancel my prime membership along with everyone else that doesn't want to support @NRATV how should we go about that? @amazon
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) February 26, 2018
Hogg has been intensely focused on the NRA, their spokeswoman Dana Loesch, and Republicans, while seemingly giving a pass to the FBI and local authorities, like Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who reportedly dropped the ball, showcasing negligence, incompetence, and even cowardice.