FedEx announced Monday it has no plans to cut ties with the National Rifle Association.
Though the delivery company refuses to “discriminate” against the NRA, the brand’s leadership did release a statement saying it opposes civilians having access to assault-style weapons, like the semi-automatic rifle used in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in mid-February.
FedEx described “assault rifles” as “an inherent potential danger to schools, workplaces, and communities”:
— FedEx (@FedEx) February 26, 2018
Despite the company’s stance on gun control, FedEx made clear it “does not and will not deny service or discriminate against any legal entity regardless of their policy positions or political views.”
“FedEx has never set or changed rates for any of our millions of customers around the world in response to their politics, beliefs, or positions on issues,” the company’s statement continued.
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The Memphis-based business has faced criticism for refusing to follow in other corporations’ footsteps and boycott the NRA:
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) February 24, 2018
Hey @FedEx, I’ve been a fan of your company from the start. Please do the right thing and stop supporting an organization that attacks America’s heroes who protect us from terror attacks. Please support our law enforcement officers so we can keep supporting you. ??????
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) February 24, 2018
The NRA has faced increased pressure to support gun control measures in the wake of the Parkland shooting, which left 17 people dead.