[Ed. – Apparently, if you’re an LGBT malcontent, you just have to hate everything. I suppose they also hate the Avis and other travel discounts I get as a USAA member, and the discounts that are offered to me because of my university alumni association.]
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.
FedEx offers shipping discounts of as much as 26 percent to members of the NRA, the gun-rights group with 5 million members, as part of a program that also has special offers for Visa cards, according to Guns Down.
[Yada-yada. I get why gun-haters hate this discount. But what stake can LGBT activists possibly have in it, one way or the other? – Ed.]