FedEx announced Monday it will not cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA), despite pressure to do so after a mass shooting at a Florida high school.
The shipping giant added that it still opposes civilian access to assault weapons.
“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,” the company said in a statement.
— FedEx (@FedEx) February 26, 2018
However, the company said it “does not and will not deny service or discriminate against any legal entity regardless of their policy positions or political views.”
“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,” the company said.
The company’s positions on assault weapons and large capacity magazines stands in opposition to the NRA’s views on both issues.
Numerous companies have faced pressure to end their relationships with the NRA following a Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead.
While companies like Delta Airlines, National Car Rental and First National Bank of Omaha have cut ties with the NRA, including dropping discounts for NRA members, FedEx has resisted despite direct pressure on social media.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) February 24, 2018
Hey @FedEx, I’ve been a fan of your company from the start. Please do the right thing and stop supporting an organization that attacks America’s heroes who protect us from terror attacks. Please support our law enforcement officers so we can keep supporting you. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) February 24, 2018
Since the shooting in Parkland, many survivors have criticized GOP lawmakers who receive campaign contributions from the NRA and oppose new gun control measures.