FedEx standing pat with NRA as other companies cutting ties

Posted March 04, 2018

Avis Budget Group, which owns Avis and Budget auto rental companies, said its brands "will no longer provide the NRA member discount", effective March 26, in an email to ABC News.

Researchers found that between 2007 and 2015, USA firearm injuries declined by 20 percent during NRA conventions, compared to the weeks before and after the meeting.

What they found is that gun-related injuries decreased by an average of 63 percent in the states where conventions were being held, and a 20 percent reduction in gun-related injuries nationally during the conventions.

In contrast, gun-related crime did not decrease during the conventions.

Politicians, too, have been called out by a movement spearheaded by student activists, including some survivors of the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It has spurred renewed calls for stricter gun control.

"Republican and Republican-leaning gun owners are twice as likely as Democratic and Democratic-leaning gun owners to say they belong to the NRA (24% vs. 11%)".

Midway USA, Bass Pro Shops and Cabelas outdoor sporting goods chains all stated their continued resolve to support the NRA.

NRA conventions typically draw about 80,000 people, Jena noted.

The study comes at a time when Americans own an estimated 265 million to 300 million guns, which is about one for every adult. "But that is actually a large number of people convening in one place".

Daniel Webster directs the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, in Baltimore.

"Donahue agreed that the NRA "does everything it can to suppress information" about gun violence". In the aftermath of the bloodshed that claimed 17 lives, candidates in GOP primaries across the country have scrambled to declare their loyalty to their gun-owning base-sometimes adopting extreme positions to outflank their opponents.

According to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, there were more than 65,000 intentional firearm injuries in the US and almost 16,000 unintentional firearm injuries in 2014, the latest year studied.

There were additional findings, Jena said, that support the cause-and-effect argument. "The loss of a discount will neither scare nor distract one single NRA member from our mission to stand and defend the individual freedoms that have always made America the greatest nation in the world", the group said in a statement, according to USA Today. Students across the state make credible and non-credible threats.

The study was published March 1 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

BlackRock told CNN that the company "will be engaging with weapons manufacturers and distributors to understand their response to recent events". "Our results suggest that firearm-safety concerns and risks of injury are relevant even among experienced gun owners". Almost 2,000 of the total injuries involved children under 18 years of age, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"I like a business standing up for what they believe", Derossitt said.