UPS has canceled the corporate accounts of several firearm-related companies and some of them have even had packages that were sent to customers, destroyed or simply “lost” during delivery, according to a report from Bearing Arms.
“The Gun Food,” an ammunition distribution company has reported that only 6,000 rounds of ammunition out of the 18,000 that has been sent to customers, has been successfully delivered.
Patrick Collins, The Gun Food’s owner, said he is suspicious that the deliveries were actually lost or damaged and added that UPS had blamed his company for the loss, because they had not correctly packaged the shipments.
UPS stated that Collins had filed many claims on packages not getting delivered recently and continued to point the blame at him and his company.
“They’re not even making it. And I don’t know what they are doing in the facilities, if they are purposefully damaging them. However, they are not making it to the customer. Now for every batch that does ship, we actually ship everything insured. And usually, depending on the quantity or the value of the shipment, we’ll ship it with some type of signature required. So, it’s funny when they try to say, ‘well, you know, you put in too many claims.’ And it’s like, ‘well, no, I didn’t put in too many claims. Well, our customer never received their package that we had shipped,’ “Collins.
Lee Williams, writer at the Gun Writer Substack, AmmoLand News, and the Second Amendment Foundation Investigative Journalism Project has also documented firearm companies having trouble getting their products safely delivered to customers through UPS, according to Bearing Arms.
Some are speculating that this is an effort by the Biden administration to use corporations against gun companies, to make it almost impossible to operate, then again, this is not the first time that UPS drivers have been reported for stealing packages and shipments of guns.
“In the investigation from the shipping aspect, we actually got involved with a couple of other folks that say that here in the Greater Atlanta area, where my business is based out of, we’ve ran into issues where people have not received their ammo. And we noticed it on both ends. I believe one of my distributors has actually lost over $200,000 worth of ammunition that just wound up missing,” Collins said.
According to Collins, his company’s new shipping policy provides UPS with a “picture of how the box is packaged, as well as the actual box on the conveyor belt when the courier service scans it. So, they really don’t have a foot to stand on when it comes to ‘did this package make it to the customer?’ ‘No.’ ‘And did the package get dropped off?’ ‘Yes.’ So, you can’t really deny that.”
“You have to be very leery of the companies that you do business with, even on a personal level.” Collins said of the growing threats to the Second Amendment by the Biden Administration.