The radical leftist rag, Think Progress, published a list of businesses they encouraged the public should boycott because the businesses offered special discounts or privileges to NRA members. One of those businesses was FedEx. David Hogg, the new self-imposed spokesperson for the gun-control crowd, and survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, in Parkland, Florida, took to social media to see if his newfound fame would cause the general public to boycott the list of businesses, which included FedEx.
Here’s the list of companies that have dropped NRA deals:
*Delta Air Lines: The company axed discounted rates for NRA members.
*United Airlines: United ended an offer of discounted flights for NRA members traveling to their annual meeting.
*Enterprise Holdings: The parent company of car rental brands Enterprise, Alamo and National is ending discount deals with the NRA within a few weeks.
*Hertz: Like Enterprise, car rental company Hertz is ending discounts to NRA members.
*Avis and Budget: The company that owns the Avis and Budget rental car firms also plans to end discounts for NRA members.
*Symantec: The cybersecurity company’s LifeLock identity theft protection service for businesses and its Norton anti-virus software had both offered discounts to NRA members. Those deals are off.
*TrueCar: The online car-buying service is ending its deal for NRA members, who previously saved an average of nearly $3,400 off the retail price of new and used vehicles.
*MetLife: The insurer had offered discounts to NRA members on auto and home policies before axing the deal.
*SimpliSafe: The home security company had offered a special promotion to NRA members, but that ended Friday.
*First National Bank of Omaha: The financial institution cut an NRA-branded Visa credit card.
Today, FedEx responded to calls by the left to boycott their business, stating they have no plans to cut ties with the National Rifle Association.
Though the delivery company refuses to “discriminate” against the NRA, the brand’s leadership did release a statement saying it opposes civilians having access to assault-style weapons, like the semi-automatic rifle used in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in mid-February.
FedEx described “assault rifles” as “an inherent potential danger to schools, workplaces, and communities”:
— FedEx (@FedEx) February 26, 2018
Here’s how some of the angry leftists on Twitter responded to FedEx’s decision to keep the discounted program active with NRA members:
Brad Tayloe demands that allowing the NRA members to receive a discount is a “human right to live issue”. Yeah…okay.
So why not end your marketing/discount associate with the NRA if you see that their absolutism leads to death. This isn't a political issue @FedEx this is a human right to live issue. sometimes it is OK to make a stand instead of a drive by piece of sympathy. #MakeAStand #FedEx
— Brad Tayloe (@bradleygt89) February 26, 2018
Then there’s the oh, so clever “DeadEx” image posted by “TSUNAMI”:
— 🌊 ❄️- TSUNAMI – 🌊❄️ (@Sergio_Septum) February 26, 2018
But of course, when all else fails, use the old “merchants of death” line:
You've lost my business. You're giving discounts to merchants of death.
— Matt Manzella (@MatManz) February 26, 2018
This guy thought it was clever to post a picture of a girl mimicking the crucifixion of Christ (created by controversial Cuban artist Erik Ravelo). A guy with guns is apparently supposed to be a cross. We’d sure like to get the name of the shop this person claims they own, as they claim they’re posting this picture next to their FedEx sign in the window. We wouldn’t want any of the millions of NRA members to spend their hard-earned money in a store owned by someone who so clearly despises them:
Hanging this sign in all my shop windows right next to this print.
Bye FedEx. 🔫 pic.twitter.com/3hfuCbPZLU
— Candace G-G (@cangia48) February 26, 2018
To which we replied:
Please tell me the name of your "shop". I'd love to do a story on it. 🙂
— 100% FED UP! (@100PercFEDUP) February 27, 2018
Despite the company’s stance on gun control, FedEx made clear it “does not and will not deny service or discriminate against any legal entity regardless of their policy positions or political views.”
“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’s statement continued. –IJR