LGBT Groups Against Guns Protest FEDEX Discount To NRA

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One would think that after being targeted by a terrorist in June solely because they were gay, more in the LGBT community would begin to realize that being responsibly armed is the reasonable thing to do.

But, not so as Guns Down and other organizations are protesting FedEx for offering a discount to NRA members.


FedEx discount for NRA members draws LGBT, anti-gun activist ire

A coalition of gay-rights and gun-control activists is taking on FedEx Corp. for discounts it offers to members of the National Rifle Association, targeting the global shipper during the peak of the holiday season.

The group is launching an online campaign and plans protests on Wednesday at FedEx retail stores in Denver; Atlanta; Memphis, Tennessee; and Orlando, Florida, said Igor Volsky, director of Guns Down, a Washington-based group that advocates for fewer guns in the U.S. and is one of 10 participating organizations. A Dec. 7 letter to the company got no response, he said. FedEx didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.


Since none of the media outlets seem inclined to mention it, I will. Not everyone in the LGBT community is willfully blind enough to be anti-gun. Guns Down and the other organizations should sit down and have a long talk with Pink Pistols.


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