FedEx Rejects Boycott By Stoneman Student Tyrant David Hogg, Announces Will Not Drop NRA Member Discounts

FedEx released a statement Monday afternoon announcing it would not be dropping a discount for NRA members. The FedEx announcement was in response to a boycott campaign led by celebrity student activist David Hogg in the wake of the February 14 massacre at Hogg’s high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, in Parkland, Florida, that killed seventeen students and faculty.

Earlier Monday Hogg posted a tweet urging stockholders to sell their FedEx stocks. FedEx is just one of many targets of Hogg’s boycott tirade. In addition to companies doing business with the NRA facing his boycott calls, Hogg also called for a Spring Break boycott of Florida.

David Hogg, Obey me or face my boycott wrath!

Hogg retweeted a tweet with this anti-NRA graphic posted by an anti-Trump ‘resistance’ activist.

FedEx posted their response on the FedEx website and Twitter. The statement says that FedEx disagrees with the NRA, but does not discriminate against customers over ” politics, beliefs or positions on issues”.

FedEx Responds to Questions on the National Rifle Association, Gun Safety and Policy

FedEx Corporation’s positions on the issues of gun policy and safety differ from those of the National Rifle Association (NRA). 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.

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. 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.”

As TGP’s Cristina Laila reported, Hogg is on a boycott rampage. Among many targets of his wrath, Hogg is trying to ruin the tourism industry in his current home state of Florida if the state does not obey him.

Hogg was in New York City and New Jersey on Sunday and Monday, appearing on ABC, CNN (alongside Dan Rather!) and MSNBC and making a speech–just ten days out from the massacre.

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