After a social media campaign to boycott the National Rifle Association (NRA), several major national brands have announced that they are cutting ties with the organization following a Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead.
Despite the immense public pressure, FedEx announced Monday it will not cut ties with the National Rifle Association.
— FedEx (@FedEx) February 26, 2018
“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 company said in a statement.
The shipping giant said 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 said.
While companies like Delta Airlines, National Car Rental and First National Bank of Omaha have cut ties with the NRA, including dropping discounts for NRA members, FedEx has resisted despite direct pressure on social media, reports The Hill.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) February 24, 2018
Hey @FedEx, I’ve been a fan of your company from the start. Please do the right thing and stop supporting an organization that attacks America’s heroes who protect us from terror attacks. Please support our law enforcement officers so we can keep supporting you. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) February 24, 2018