(Note: Hogg Grunts not addressed here.)
While FedEx "distances" itself from the NRA it continues to offer discounts for "american small businesses and consumers".
Apparently, the NRA falls within their business aperture.
It's impossible to criticize their determination to "... protect schools and students from incidents such as the horrific tragedy in Florida on February 14th".
In fact, nobody could ask more, or expect less, from a concerned business in America.
So while Fed-Ex isn't about to offer direct support to the goals and activities of the NRA (firearms safety training, safe gun handling, protection of the Second Amendment), it is encouraging that FedEx hasn't been intimidated by anti-gun fanatics who would undermine our constitutional rights ... and paint law-abiding, safe firearms owners with the same brush of felons, fanatics and murderers.
Speaking as an individual safe firearm owner who has been hunting, plinking, competing for 60 years (as well as serving as an Infantry Platoon Sergeant in Viet Nam during 1969-1970), I applaud Fed-Ex not only for their rational, measured response, but also for not joining the clan of corporations which would tarnish my service by conflating me with illegal, irresponsible firearms users.
I have a couple of Competition Pistols which I have been planning to send to the manufacturer for Level 3 Maintenance and Repair; I believe I'll send them via Fed-Ex rather than "those other guys", and request return vie Fed-Ex as well.
Perhaps others of my friends and co-competitors will Take A Clue and be more particular about specifying Fed-Ex for their shipping needs, as well.
Firearms Owners need to support those agencies who support our sport. It's not about the money; it's about the support.
Gun control activist David Hogg hints at Memphis protest versus FedEx:
* FedEx released a statement late Wednesday that didn't mention Hogg and repeated several points the company had made earlier this year during an earlier dispute over its discount program for NRA members. "The pricing program mentioned in some reports is not for the NRA itself – it is for American small businesses and consumers that are members of the association," the company said. The company also repeated earlier statements distancing itself from the NRA's positions: "FedEx opposes assault rifles being in the hands of civilians . . .-Most important, FedEx believes urgent action is required at the local, state, and Federal level to protect schools and students from incidents such as the horrific tragedy in Florida on February 14th." *And yes, even those firearms which you consider to be "Assault Rifles" need maintenance. My firearms are used for self-defense, competition and for putting meat on my table, not for hurting people.