FedEx Sticks With NRA, Bucks Corporate Trend

NRA members are losing discounts as companies pull out of their partnerships with the pro-gun group

Gun control advocates are pushing corporate America to cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) following the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day by organizing boycotts of companies that offer or have offered special deals to the group's 5 million members.

The company also said the NRA is "one of hundreds of organizations in our alliances/association Marketing program whose members receive discounted rates for FedEx shipping". We should encourage them to have their convention elsewhere.

"These findings are consistent with reductions in firearm injuries occurring as a result of lower rates of firearm use during the brief period when many firearm owners and owners of places where firearms are used may be attending an NRA convention", Jena and Olenski write.

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Other companies that have cut ties with the NRA include First National Bank of Omaha, Hertz, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Best Western, Wyndham, United Airlines, Chubb, and Starkey Hearing Technology.

"We do not prohibit transactions on our network for the purchase or sale of lawful products and services, including guns in the United States", the company said in a statement. At the Conservative Political Action Conference, the NRA's Dana Loesch charged, "Many in legacy media love mass shootings". "This is the list of companies that don't believe in freedom of thought.or freedom of expression". ". FedEx has never provided any donation or sponsorship to the NRA". I haven't sent anything by FedEx in at least half a year.

That statement hints at the reason this boycott is different from most. "Internal use only", was provided to ThinkProgress by a FedEx employee, who asked to remain anonymous due to concern that disclosing the document would cause the source to be terminated.

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The decisions come during an uptick in consumer activism, fueled by social media empowering more people to voice their opinions and values. "They don't want the name of the company dragged through the mud".

Others felt the pressure on FedEx and threat of boycott and payback is misguided energy that won't solve gun safety. Relationships, including some public-facing partnerships, began to get severed, with the companies saying little about why. "ORCRP015439-topic.html" class="local_link" >Toyota Motor Sales USA that showed an African-American man with a gold SUV inlay on one tooth.

"It's just not worth it to think about what companies are doing with one another". Bringing this novel analytical method to gun use, the researchers mined private health insurance data from 2007 to 2015, analyzing national firearm injury rates during the NRA's conventions-when members listen to lectures and peruse exhibit halls rather than hunt or practice shooting-and compared them with firearm injury rates on similar days before and after each convention.

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I haven't done business with either of those companies since, well, Monday.


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