In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, Delta Airlines lashed out at the National Rifle Association by severing ties with the NRA. In effect, Delta was punishing NRA’s five million members for the actions of one psychotic gunman–a tragedy the NRA and its members “had nothing to do with,” Bre Payton reminds readers in The Federalist.
In response, Georgia lawmakers moved to strip a tax cut Monday they had been planning to include in a broader bill that would have benefitted Delta to the tune of $50 million. The bill sailed through the House but is now on hold in the Senate because of Delta’s decision.
“Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back,” Georgia Lt. Governor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Casey Cagle tweeted Monday.
As Ms. Payton notes, Delta isn’t alone in vilifying NRA members. Others include:
- First National Bank of Omah
- Hertz, Enterprise, and Avis Budget
- United Airlines,
- MetLife, Chubb,
- Starkey Hearing Technologies
Potential backlash against companies cutting NRA ties
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