Our use of UPS is, most of the time, discretionary.
Hear that, UPS?
UPS yours, UPS.
Fed Ex’ing from now on.
Have you opened up any of the electronics in your home to see if there is Intel inside?
Maybe not well known to the general public but UPS ships most of the guns and ammo in the US. If I have to send a rifle to an out of state gunsmith it pretty much has to go UPS. Mostly because FedEx are dicks about it and AFAIK you have to have a FFL to ship USPS. Fedex also requires ammo to be shipped adult signature required, which can be a PITA, and UPS will leave it on the porch. I much prefer UPS. So if FedEx were to loosen up their policies and target firearms and ammunition they could poach a lot of business from UPS.
There may be another aspect to be considered about these policy changes. Someone should really look into how these proposals move up through the corporate structure. When I was in Business school they had us read a story called Dodkin's Job by Jack Vance. Ostensibly it was science fiction but it is a classic about organizations, especially linkages and how they work. The main character gets riled up about a directive issued to improve efficiency and takes it upon himself to pursue what idiot promulgated such idiocy and where in the organization it originated. I won't spoil it but it views management as a vast machine and inputs from some weird places can have far reaching effects.
I mention the story because I observed in my company a couple of decades later the same sort of occurrence. I started the company, it grew rapidly and after awhile not everybody knew everybody else. These really weird policies, socially progressive and unnecessary, started to be issued. I had hired a real CEO by that time but thankfully I still had enough juice to look into it. It turns out that they were all originating from some young administrative assistant. I had her sh*tcanned and it all went away.
I think it's worth looking into because one small gay flunky in a large organization could be implementing these policies without the organization itself being aware of it.
Do what I’m doing. Go back to Fed Ex.