Delta Airlines, Hertz, United Airlines, and others have severed ties with the National Rifle Association under pressure from liberal gun grabbers who are bound and determined to “make a difference” after the Parkland, Florida shooting. Why any of these idiots think the NRA and its 5,000 law-abiding members had anything to do with the psychopathic actions of Nikolas Cruz is anyone’s guess, but they are convinced that if we just tweak the gun laws here and there, we’ll never have to deal with any of these tragedies again. If only we could live in a world of such simplicity and ignorance, we’re pretty sure we would be happy all the time.
Maybe not, though, because these liberals NEVER seem happy.
In any event, we have to raise a glass to one company that told these leftists to take a hike. FedEx showed its mettle this week by refusing to cave to the pressure. The shipping company said in a statement Monday that while its executive board might not agree with every policy that the NRA endorses, it had no intention of cutting ties with the organization.
“FedEx Corporation’s positions on the issues of gun policy and safety differ from those of the National Rifle Association (NRA),” the company wrote in their statement. “FedEx opposes assault rifles being in the hands of civilians. While we strongly support the constitutional right of U.S. citizens to own firearms subject to appropriate background checks, FedEx views assault rifles and large capacity magazines as an inherent potential danger to schools, workplaces, and communities when such weapons are misused. We therefore support restricting them to the military. Most important, FedEx believes urgent action is required at the local, state, and Federal level to protect schools and students from incidents such as the horrific tragedy in Florida on February 14th.”
It’s a little weird for a company like FedEx to have such detailed policy prescriptions vis a vis the Second Amendment, but we’re going to cut them a little slack on this one. Their views may be a little iffy when it comes to assault rifles, but we can only commend them for standing tall against the wave of nutball pressure.
“FedEx is a common carrier under Federal law and therefore does not and will not deny service or discriminate against any legal entity regardless of their policy positions or political views,” they wrote. “The NRA is one of hundreds of organizations in our alliances/association Marketing program whose members receive discounted rates for FedEx shipping. 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.”
That’s a damn fine policy to have when you’re in business to make money. Perhaps FedEx, unlike many of their supposed boycotters (and frankly, we’ll see about that), understands that the NRA – regardless of their policies – had nothing to do with this shooting. It would be great if the rest of the country could get that through their heads.