Democrats Send Intimidation Letters, Putting Pressure On Shipping Companies

Corporate Tyranny Shameful Harassment

WASHINGTON, D.C. -( Letters from May 2022 turned up by AmmoLand News show that the Democrats in the Senate started pushing freight companies and shipping companies to crack down on gun shipments.

Recently AmmoLand News has reported on UPS and FedEx cracking down on gun shipments. First, UPS changed its policy surrounding unfinished frames and receivers. The shipping giant informed customers that dealt in what the Biden Administration calls “ghost guns” that their accounts were canceled. UPS even told customers that if it found any packages containing the targeted items, it would destroy them. At the time, one retailer from Florida claimed to have $30,000 in products in the mail. Shortly after, FedEx matched the UPS policies.

Last month UPS told customers to qualify for 2-Day Air shipping that they would have to ship at least 50 handguns a day. If a retailer or manufacturer fell below the required amount of firearms shipped, UPS could cut them off from 2-Day Air shipping and require the companies to use expensive Next Day Air shipping. In addition, UPS would not accept 2-Day Air packages from Thursday to Sunday. Next Day Air is four times as expensive as 2-Day Air, which makes shipping guns prohibitively expensive.

A representative of UPS told one major shipper that no policies have changed. The woman, who asked not to be named, said that the shipping company told her that the change in policy that UPS is now enforcing is actually a rule that was on the books but not enforced.

Whether it is a new or old policy just now being enforced, the change has set manufacturers and retailers scrambling. AmmoLand News is still investigating those claims.

Democrat Intimidation Letters to Shipping Companies

The letters obtained by AmmoLand News are all identical and were sent to freight shippers, railroads, and common carriers like Fed Ex and UPS. The letters were signed by Democrat Senators Edward Markey, Dick Blumenthal, Cory Booker, Dianne Feinstein, and Chris Murphy. All the signers are known for being outspoken anti-gun advocates. Although there is no smoking gun that the letters caused the change, there is no doubt about the letter’s intent.

The letters claimed the signers were concerned about lax shipping measures and insinuated that the shipping measures were causing an “epidemic of gun violence.” The letter requested records going back five years. They also wanted to know the shipping companies’ policies regarding securing firearm shipments.

The letter claims that criminals were exploiting shipping companies’ policies to get their hands on guns. The letter uses examples from California, where 36 handguns were recovered that police were able to track back to stolen shipments. They also highlighted 46 shotguns that were stolen from a California railyard. The letters try to build a narrative that shipping companies need to change their policies.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of guns skyrocketed. The Democrats blamed Trump for declaring gun stores essential during that time. The letters also blamed former President Donald Trump for the stolen firearms.

The Senators wanted to know a litany of questions. These questions included questions about what services can be used for firearms, and it goes as far as to ask what the companies’ definition of a gun is?

It remains unseen if these letters led to UPS’s changes to gun shipping policies, but the changes align with what the Democrats want. No guns for you.

About John Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, or at

John Crump

Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Henry Bowman

We MUST arrest them ALL; they literally signed their confession to this FELONY! For each conspirator, 140 million counts (the # of gun owners in the USA)… LOCK THEM UP FOR 100,000,000,000 YEARS!


I have pointed out title 18 violations ,problem you need a justice department that will enforce the law,..wont happen without major overhaul of government fbi would have MOST of its agents in jail atf would be running for cover.title 18 was to give the bill of rights teeth but an honest leo community is needed for it to this will come to shooting to protect ourselves from power hungry people

Henry Bowman

Correct. We do not have honest courts, oath-keeping police, untainted prosecutors, etc. But what we do have is the sovereignty of our own persons: the powers of arrest, prosecution, and judicial review. These are powers delegated from us (the masters) to public servants. Therefore, we have to follow the 1776 template and as Thomas Jefferson penned: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,… Read more »


Democrats are the real reason for the increase in gun violence.

Dry gulched

It’s a concerted effort to take your guns, chipping away a little bit at a time. They won’t have to do away with the 2A, they’ll just threaten and coerce the shippers, sellers and manufacturers until they get their way. I don’t think I’ve hated, absolutely hated, a group of people as this.


Well, now I don’t feel so bad about FedEX stock plumiting 22% this morning. Maybe the gun owners are canciling FedEX.


So what is lawfully required to take a manufactures’ weapon, drive across state lines, and deliver it to an FFL dealer? Can I do that or would I have to have a special permission pass from the government? What if I am delivering a ghost gun in-state? What if my business is so good that I run a three-vehicle armed convoy to ensure no person, including Federal agents, keep me from my honest endeavor? What if I also deliver precious metals and gems? How would I be different from UPS, FedEx, or USPS who seem to be granted special status?… Read more »


As long as the purchase is legal and the shipping order is correct Democrats can pound sand . Shipping companies should send replies back to the telling them to pound sand .


Musk isn’t going to do anything to help the common person. He’s one of the elite playing his part.

Wild Bill

I believe that only firearms lacking a serial number are refused.


they would be instantly identified for what they are carrying, and all that any thieves would need to do is follow it from a distance until the batteries ran down and the truck stalls. Easy peasey. No, make the fleet more like Uber and Lyft.. everyday normal cars, allow older ones if they are proven reliable. Run it sort of like Uber Eats works. Use larger vehicles, like vans, to carry interstate between “hubs”. The auto parts industry does this. Each chain have their own system of very quickly moving parts between states, at a price so low I can… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by Tionico

If I was a business person and received one of these ridiculous letters, it would be sent right through the shredder!


May be part of why you are not a business owner. Right answer is to send it to legal department to determine legal impact, enforceability, and opportunities for your lawyers to earn their keep by winning lawsuits.


Lock them up-Hell I say! Force-march their sleazy arses to the southern border on rations of maggot infested rice balls, and see if they can make it to Mexico!


No change at UPS is BS. I have used my local UPS counter for firearms shipping for years. Went in earlier this month and was told I now have to schedule a pick-up at my home. For twice the price. USPS was even more. Thank you Dems!


Hmmmmmm……I refuse to be lectured on gun control and controlling security on guns by an administration that armed the Taliban.