FedEx won't drop NRA discounts, but says it supports gun reforms

FedEx is sticking with the National Rifle Association, even as other companies drop the organization in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Florida.

Jeni Britton Bauer, CEO of Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream, announced on Monday that the ice-cream company was considering cutting ties with FedEx following calls for boycott from gun-control activists.

A statement from the National Rifle Association, which has been throwing every desperate rhetorical line available into the situation, says that the businesses "have chose to punish NRA membership in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice".

"If we keep applying pressure, then things will change", FedEx Customer Pastor Cortney Pruitt said.

Each year, the National Rifle Association holds a convention that draws as many as 80,000 firearm enthusiasts from all over the United States.

The document, labeled "Confidential information". In fact tweet out at companies that use only use @FedEx and demand action! The federal age requirement for handgun purchases is 21. The shipping company also clarified that it doesn't provide any donation or sponsorship to the NRA, according to The Huffington Post.

But FedEx does not apply its public rules to everyone. The murder of 17 teenagers was the ideal excuse for leftists to highlight for emotional knee-jerkers how (mostly) Republicans are in the "back-pocket" of the NRA because of political contributions, and are allegedly responsive to their every pro-gun freedom whim. The agreement, which has not been previously reported, shows how important the handgun shipment business is to FedEx. Visa said it strives to make its payment services available to everyone within the confines of national and global laws. It seems likely that these businesses include many hunters, sport shooters and NRA members.

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The confidential policy allows these customers to ship guns at a much lower cost and has allowed FedEx to maintain its advantage in shipping guns.

FedEx did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

UPS, which FedEx mentioned in their statement Tuesday, said it does have a contractual deal with the NRA to ship merchandise from the organization's online store, but the company said it has never offered any discount to NRA members.

The bank said it will not renew a contract with the NRA to issue a NRA-branded Visa card. Allied Van Lines, Avis Budget Group, Chubb, Delta Air Lines, Enterprise (including Alamo and National Car Rental), First National Bank of Omaha, Hertz, Metlife, North American Van Lines, Paramount Rx, SimpliSafe, Starkey Hearing, Symantec, TrueCare and United Continental all announced within the last few days that they are discontinuing NRA discount or affiliate programs.

FedEx released a statement Monday afternoon stating they would not pull their discounts for NRA members, as doing away with the discount would "discriminate" against certain political views.

"Let it be absolutely clear. The loss of a discount will neither scare nor distract one single NRA member from our mission to stand and defend the individual freedoms that have always made America the greatest nation in the world", the group said in a statement, according to USA Today.

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