First, the pricing program that is the focus of these concerns is not for the NRA itself - it is for American small businesses and consumers that are members of the association.
Such a move could have the opposite of its intended effect, as increased gun use might boost the number of related injuries, Jena said.
"FedEx remains committed to all our customers and the pricing we provide them independent of their political affiliations and views". According to the document, the company has struck a deal with dozens of major gun manufacturers and dealers in an effort to woo the industry away from competitors with lower cost shipping.
The authors say it's evidence that firearms - even in the hands of experienced users - are inherently unsafe and accidents don't just happen among novices. However, during the course of the trading day, the gun makers were able to erase some of their losses as the debate over gun control laws raged on. Decisions by businesses and sports organizations not to operate in places that adopted laws discriminating against LGBT people clearly made a difference in IN and North Carolina.
It's no mere coincidence that numerous firms cutting their NRA ties announced their decisions after NRA leader Wayne LaPierre's chilling address last week at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
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In the immediate aftermath of the country's latest mass school shooting, companies that offered everything from NRA-emblazoned credit cards to hotel discounts pulled the plug on their partnerships with the more than 5 million-member group.
Then rental auto companies hopped on board. The statement went on to say the company has never provided any donations or sponsorships to the NRA.
The First National Bank of Omaha was the first of many to sever ties with the non-profit organization that advocates for gun rights. Delta is based in Atlanta. - The insurer announced it was ending participation in the NRA's gun-owner insurance program, though it provided notice three months ago.
First National Bank of Omaha made a decision to stop offering NRA-branded credit cards. Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. were among companies being pressured Monday on social media to drop the lobbying group's streaming TV channel. FedEx, for example, which offers NRA members a discount on domestic and global shipping, said that while it doesn't agree with the NRA's stance on assault weapons, it will continue to offer these cheaper rates.
Monday, in a lengthy statement, FedEx said it opposes assault weapons but would not cave to political pressure and would not stop offering discounted shipping rates to NRA members.
One of the teen survivors, Cameron Kasky, who has over 200,000 Twitter followers, on February 21 retweeted a FedEx logo that had its second E turned into a gun, using the hashtag #neveragain.