UPS counters FedEx: We don't offer an NRA discount
01:42, Mar 4, 2018
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Dozens of high-profile companies severed their sponsorships and discounts previously offered to National Rifle Association members in the wake of the February 14 shooting that left 17 Florida high school students dead. MetLife and Chubb insurance companies followed suit, ending special NRA policies. Specifically in allowing or blocking purchases of firearms and NRA advertisements.
Many were responding to social media campaigns, but not every company buckled under the pressure.
NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker called the corporate backlash "a shameful display of political and civic cowardice".
The NRA rates politicians and political candidates from A+ for someone who unconditionally supports all NRA issues to F for a "true enemy of gun owners' rights". "This study is another example of when data and numbers fly in the face of logic and common sense", said Jennifer Baker, the NRA's director of public affairs, in a statement.
Delta Air Lines Inc.is based in Atlanta. Gun sales skyrocketed, the precise result that manufacturers wanted.
"The presence of the gun actually stimulates more provocative action and ends up getting people killed", Donohue said. "These kids talk about enough is enough".
"The NRA is supporting stuff that we don't get behind", said Jeni Britton Bauer, founder of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. I don't believe any of those men would have made the uninformed and illogical decision to take a stance against the members of the National Rifle Association.
First National Bank of Omahaannounced this week it would not renew its contract for the NRA Visa card. The NRA is one of hundreds of organizations in our alliances/association Marketing program whose members receive discounted rates for FedEx shipping. Those stores sell general merchandise, including outdoor and housing goods. If the shipper, in this case the NRA, is engaged in lawful conduct, has an item that is legal to ship, and agrees to the company's terms and conditions regarding the shipment, UPS will transport their shipment from origin to destination.
Hertz said Friday it would no longer offer discounts to NRA members.
FedEx issued another clarification Wednesday to its recent statements on discounts for NRA members. But most boycotts are grassroots efforts to change what people perceive as a company's bad decisions.
SimpliSafe, which makes home security systems, "discontinued our existing relationship with the NRA", CEO Chad Laurans said in a statement.
The NRA did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Each airline asked that related information be removed from the NRA website.
Symantec, which makes the Norton anti-virus software and owns the identity theft protection company LifeLock, announced it "has stopped its discount program" with the NRA.
Discount retailer Target Corp already offers a REDcard credit card that gives shoppers 5 percent off purchases at its own stores. Expect to see more integration between Amazon's technology and Whole Foods.
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