MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - As several major companies drop their ties with the National Rifle Association, FedEx announced it will not change its position.
FedEx released a statement saying it did not think civilians should be allowed to have assault rifles but it supported the constitutional right of U.S. citizens to own firearms.
FedEx went on to say it would not remove the NRA from its list of groups that receive shipping discounts.
Companies like Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Hertz, MetLife, Wyndham Hotel Group, and more all cut ties with the NRA following the fallout from a Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead.
Pressure from activists caused those companies to change their policy for discounting rates to NRA members.
Activists have also urged FedEx to do the same.
FedEx's full statement on its decision to keep the NRA as a business ally is below:
Guns Down, one organization that urged FedEx to discontinue its policy of providing discounts to NRA members, responded to FedEx's statement below:
The NRA has yet to respond to requests for comment on FedEx's announcement.