FedEx Reverses Course, Cuts Ties with the NRA

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AWR HAWKINS

FedEx announced on Tuesday it is cutting ties with the NRA effective November 4.

This is a 180-degree shift from the company’s position just months ago.

Following the February 14, 2018, Parkland shooting, when cutting ties with the NRA was nearly in vogue, FedEx stood against the stream and said it would maintain its relationship with the NRA. It also said that the company supports the “constitutional right of citizens to own firearms.”

Now Reuters reports FedEx is days away from officially ending its relationship with the NRA. This marks an end to FedEx’s “program that offers discounts for business members of the National Rifle Association.”

FedEx said the decision to cut ties was part of a move toward “new pricing programs” but Reuters suggested it could also be because “gun-rights lobbyists have resisted both technology that could make firearms safer and no-brainer efforts like making more federal data on firearms incidents readily available.” Reuters did not identify the “technology” to make guns safer nor they provide the “no-brainer efforts” Second Amendment supporters have allegedly resisted.

Nevertheless, FedEx now joins First National Bank of Omaha, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Symantec, Metlife, Delta Airlines, United, Best Western, and numerous other companies that have cut ties with NRA and its six million members.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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