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#BoycottFedEx: Changing Hands Joins Social Movement After School Shooting
Social media backlash against the National Rifle Association in response to the Parkland, Florida, school shooting on Feb. 14 has led to companies cutting ties with the NRA.
Delta, Hertz and Metlife are among those who have ended discounts for NRA members. One company that partners with the NRA and has announced it won't end its discount program is FedEx.
In response, Changing Hands Bookstore, in Tempe and Phoenix, says it will no longer do business with the shipping company. In a tweet, Changing Hands said it refuses to support companies who support "the most dangerous organization in America."
Until @fedex cuts ties with the @NRA, Changing Hands Bookstore will no longer use their outgoing shipping services. We refuse to support companies who support the most dangerous organization in America. @FedExHelp @FedExOffice #BoycottNRA #BoycottNRASponsors— Changing Hands Bookstore (@changinghands) February 23, 2018
"It's the least we can do for these brave Parkland kids," the store said in a follow-up tweet, where it said it will return its FedEx equipment in favor of UPS.
It's official. @FedEx is sticking with the NRA. Already spoke with our new UPS rep. Great rates, no NRA entanglements. Will return our FedEx scale and label printer next. It's the least we can do for these brave#Parkland kids. #NeverAgain #BoycottNRA #BoycottNRASponsors https://t.co/xFYzdDgLJ7— Changing Hands Bookstore (@changinghands) February 27, 2018
FedEx, in a statement, said that despite holding different views than the NRA over gun control, the company won't deny service or discriminate against any legal entity regardless of political views, and that the NRA is one of hundreds of organizations in a program for members to receive shipping discounts.
EDITORS NOTE: Changing Hands is a financial supporter of KJZZ.