Parkland shooting survivor hints at protest of FedEx

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - FedEx responded to Tweets about a possible summer protest from an outspoken gun control proponent.

David Hogg is one of the survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Since living through that nightmare, Hogg has become a vocal advocate for gun control. He has organized school walkouts and protests all with the hope of putting an end to gun violence.

The grocery chain Publix recently said it was halting political contributions over a protest planned by Hogg in response to the company's support of a Florida gubernatorial candidate with NRA connections.

Hogg implied Wednesday that he'd be coming to Memphis to protest FedEx.

FedEx became mired in controversy in late February after the company refused to drop discounted rates for small businesses and consumers that are members of the National Rifle Association.

In March, University of Memphis students marched in front of the FedEx Institute of Technology to show their displeasure with the company's decision.

"FedEx strongly supports  continued public discussion of ongoing concerns about the prevention of gun violence and the protection of our students, schools, and communities.

WMC Action News 5 reached out to Hogg for details about his plans in Memphis, but he has not responded.

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