Business should boycott TNT/FedEx freight
Rural Australia should boycott American-owned freight company TNT/FedEx because it has refused to transport firearms or ammunition around the country.
Shooting Industry Foundation Australia spokesman James Walsh said the move by the multinational freight company was a “kick in the teeth” for farmers and regional residents who depended on firearms for pest eradication and sport.
“FedEx/TNT seemingly have no corporate conscience as they have cancelled an entire Australian industry and then move with a hefty price increase,” Mr Walsh told QCL.
“This is at a time when Australians are more reliant on freight services than ever due to COVID-19.
“Our entire industry has been de-platformed yet TNT managing director, sales, Matt Daniels writes to them stating, ‘Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for your loyal support and ongoing partnership with TNT. We remain committed to providing the best possible experience for you and your customers by constantly improving our logistics service offering’.”
For Brisbane dealer Rob Nioa, one of Australia’s largest gun dealers and manufacturers who had been a customer for 35 years, it was “really hypocritical” and a price-gouging exercise that would hurt regional and rural Australia the most.
Mr Walsh said a message needed to be sent to the big American corporate that had achieved a dominant position in Australia’s freight industry that this behaviour was unacceptable.
TNT’s transportation of firearms finished on Monday, meanwhile SIFA had been speaking with many different freight providers to try and find a solution.
Fed/Ex does have a point in that states’ gun policies are a tangled web of malfeasance and unlawful dictates unable to be deciphered by even the smartest solicitor. Maybe regional Australians should stop voting for the treacherous LNP/ALP duopoly which hates guns. – Editor