FedEx announces it is cutting its NRA discount program citing decline in business

FedEx confirmed to Reuters' Breakingviews on Tuesday that it is ending a program that offers discounts for business members of the National Rifle Association

The news comes days after the tragic mass shooting in a Pittsburgh, PA, Synagogue which killed 11 and injured seven. Though FedEx announced that the decision to retire the program was not a direct result of the incident rather "the NRA just didn’t bring in enough business to merit its own deal."  

As gun control rises as one of the most controversial issues in America, many residents have begun pressuring major corporations to sever ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA).

RELATED: Take a look at major companies that have cut ties with the NRA:

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Delta

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United Airlines

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Hertz

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Avis Budget Group Inc.

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TrueCar

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Metlife

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Enterprise

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@enamoredgirl Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA. As a result, First National… https://t.co/uPKwPFMHxo
Allied Van Lines no longer has an affiliate relationship with the NRA effective immediately. We have asked them to… https://t.co/IQlB6e4gzi
northAmerican Van Lines no longer has an affiliate relationship with the NRA effective immediately. We have asked t… https://t.co/VLJCWSldAm
Symantec has stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association.
@grafinator @NRA Best Western Hotels & Resorts does not have any affiliation with and is not a corporate partner of… https://t.co/eMnkiPN3YW
@iainjgrant Please know, Wyndham is no longer affiliated with the NRA.
Thank you all for your feedback. Paramount Rx issued the statement below. “The prescription discount program that… https://t.co/ZFpIwKlpej
We have made the decision not to renew our discount program with the NRA. We will be asking them to remove our info… https://t.co/4eqO3kUR1W

Chubb Insurance

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Teladoc

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As a result, in February, widespread anti-NRA protests across the country were carried out with an objective to encourage consumers to boycott businesses affiliated with the organization. For many brands, the influx of protests and social media campaigns rallying to boycott was enough to announce an official cutting of ties, but companies such as FedEx stood by the gun-rights lobby group throughout the contentious time. 

Eight months after the U.S.-based shipping company announced it would continue its relationship with the organization, however, FedEx made the shocking announcement. 

The NRA is one of more than 100 organizations affected by the discount program’s cessation. FedEx will officially close out the program November, 4.

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