Democrats Send Intimidation Letters, Putting Pressure On Shipping Companies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -(Ammoland.com)- 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 www.crumpy.com.

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Henry Bowman

18 USC 241: CONSPIRACY to COMMIT DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS UNDER COLOR OF LAW
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!

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swmft

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 work..no 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 »

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Cruiser

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.

Paul1911ACP

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

HLB

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 »

Montana454Casull

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 .

Oldvet

M454… There should be no exterior indication of what is inside . Would they identify a bunch of drugs?

hippybiker

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

Finnky

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.

Oldvet

Finnky… And publish for general public to see what is going on !

UncAl

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!

musicman44mag

I had the answer and posted it. We need someone who is rich to start a new shipping business for shipping firearms called Republican shipping and more. Gee, wouldn’t you think the NRA board members and Wayne has enough money to do that? They could do like the democrats do. They could create a business that is a profit organization of their own that would be a shipping company that is not the NRA but support all gun owners. Kind of a supporting branch of the NRA that is not connected to the NRA and not part of the tree… Read more »

Oldvet

mm44… Like I suggested Musk Should do it and Tesla could produce electric freight trucks to run it .

musicman44mag

Dam good suggestion. Wish I could remember every little thing I read like I used to. It’s nice to know that some of us are on the same page.

Oh, my shotgun is being delivered by FedX to the FFL and I should get it next week. I don’t know about all this refusal and new requirements to ship stuff. Makes me wonder if it is really true. I do know for a fact that ATF is shutting down FFL’s.

Oldvet

mm44…Enjoy that shotgun . Wish I could have taken you quail hunting over a couple good Britney Spaniels so you could see what you missed . Guns, dog’s and friends !

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musicman44mag

That would have been nice and I imagine that you would have shown me how to clean it. Does it taste like chicken?

Oldvet

mm44…Better , delicate . only problem is they are small takes two or three . Loved the first covey rise . A dozen or more in a covey they come up like bombs goin off. If one walks into a covey with out warning it can almost be heart stopping . Pull up a picture of Bob White Quail . They may weigh 2 maybe 3 pounds each .

Oldvet

mm44…You clean them just like any bird , you can pull the skin right off and the feathers come with it .

Oldvet

mm44… They aren’t called buzz bomb’s for no reason!

Oldvet

mm44… First time you shoot that shotgun get a firm grip , pull it back into your shoulder and lean into it face down on the stock . just so you get no surprises .

musicman44mag

Yes and it has a short barrel so I bet it is going to kick more than my 7mm.

musicman44mag

The drones won’t care. LOL

musicman44mag

No problem.

musicman44mag

Right on and thank you. Thursday is supposed to be the magic day I get it. Then maybe Friday I will go to the range and shoot it if I can wait that long. I don’t think I am allowed to shoot it at the rifle range and I think the pistol range is out unless I don’t shoot at the wooden targets and put clays along the back berm and shoot at them. I wouldn’t dare take it to the trap range, I am sure they would laugh at me and others would be scared for their lives and… Read more »

Oldvet

MM44… The shotgun you bought is for self or home defense . Figure the distance of across the room 10-12 feet . You will be surprised how tight the shot pattern is at that distance . Try that a little make yourself a silhouette (Had to look that up I wasn’t even close) target . Then try longer ranges . Enjoy . Yes that barrel on a trap range is useless.

musicman44mag

Lol, I bought it specifically for shooting drones out of the sky. I am hoping to get 100 yard accuracy.

Oldvet

mm44… Those drone loads will help range somewhat . Don’t know what to expect from them . As I understand they are something like three projectiles with netting between . A 26 inch Improved cylinder or open bore barrel might help the range some .

Wild Bill

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

Arny

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

Tionico

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 »

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Oldvet

Tionico…Easier than that , those vehicles with or with out a driver would have to stop if one or two vehicles stopped in front and beside it .

3l120

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!

StLPro2A

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