By: Teresa Mull
FedEx has apparently joined the growing list of companies kowtowing to the gun control lobby.
[Gays Against Guns] staged monthly direct actions by protesting and distributing fliers outside FedEx stores across the country, and also staged a 26-hour, nonstop protest outside the company’s corporate offices in Manhattan in the spring of 2018.
…So when FedEx announced Monday that it was ending its business partnerships with many organizations — including the NRA — GAG claimed victory.
Prior to GAG’s protests, FedEx offered a 26 percent discount to NRA members shipping a firearm. A FedEx spokesman said in a statement, however, that GAG’s two years of anti-gun activism was not the reason for the company’s recent “transition,” but rather cited a lack of “shipping volumes to sustain a dedicated program.”
Gunpowder Magazine has reported on Amazon, Bank of America, City Group, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Levi-Strauss, Wal-Mart, and others joining the corporate anti-gun movement. To be alerted to anti-gun businesses to boycott, click here to sign up.
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GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM WERKS!!! FedEx JUST ANNOUNCED that they are DROPPING IT’S DISCOUNT PROGRAM with the NRA!!!! EVERY NATIONAL CHAPTER of Gays Against Guns has been protesting FedEx EVERY SINGLE MONTH, and calling for a boycott, because they were the ONLY major corporation that hadn’t severed its ties with the National Rifle Association after the Parkland shooting. But now, in the wake of the Tree of Life massacre, they have FINALLY MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE! This is a HUGE step in the right direction, and we are SO PROUD to have led the outcry against their DISCOUNT PROGRAM FOR GUN LOVERS. GO TEAM GAG!!!!! We want EVERYONE who participated in one of our actions to give yourselves a HUGE pat on the back. WE MADE THIS HAPPEN, Y’ALL - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!! #activismwerks #honorthemwithaction #gaysagainstguns #directaction #nrasashayaway
Teresa Mull is editor of Gunpowder Magazine. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.