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Parkland, Fl, School Shooting Survivor David Hogg Hints At Protest At FedEx In Memphis

David Hogg, who survived the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and has since become an activist for gun control, is hinting that he could be coming to Memphis for a protest against FedEx.

Hogg tweeted Wednesday, “See you this summer,” with a smiley face emoji, and, “1000 Ridgeway Loop Memphis, Tennessee.” Later he tweeted, That’s FedEx,” with an upside down smiley emoji.

The teen is one of several survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School February 14th. Many of them have since led a national movement for gun control.

When asked about the possible protest, FedEx released this statement to Local 24:

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

The pricing program mentioned in some reports is not for the NRA itself – it is for American small businesses and consumers that are members of the association.  For shipping from its online store (http://www.nrastore.com/shipping-information), the NRA uses UPS and not FedEx.

FedEx has never provided any donation or sponsorship to the NRA which is one of hundreds of alliance and association participants that serve more than one million customers.  FedEx remains committed to all our customers and the pricing we provide them independent of their political affiliations and views.

FedEx Corporation’s positions on the issues of gun policy and safety differ from those of the National Rifle Association (NRA).  FedEx opposes assault rifles being in the hands of civilians.  While we strongly support the constitutional right of U.S. citizens to own firearms subject to appropriate background checks, 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. 

Most important, FedEx believes urgent action is required at the local, state, and Federal level to protect schools and students from incidents such as the horrific tragedy in Florida on February 14th.

FedEx is a common carrier under Federal law and therefore does not and will not deny service or discriminate against any legal entity regardless of their policy positions or political views.  The NRA is one of hundreds of organizations in our alliances/association Marketing program whose members receive discounted rates for FedEx shipping.  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.

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