Kirsters Baish| The NRA has been under fire by the progressive left ever since the bullets stopped flying at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida earlier this month. The left has decided to blame the NRA for the shooting, but in reality the shooter, Nikolas Cruz, wasn’t even a member of the NRA.
There have been some corporations who have caved under the pressure of the anti-Second Amendment sentiment of the left, and Delta Airlines just jumped on the bandwagon and have announced that they will be ending their discount program for NRA members.
The Hill reported:
“Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program,” the company tweeted. “We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website.”
The airline was under pressure to follow suit and defended its NRA discounts to ThinkProgress this week as “routine,” saying that “[a]ny group with more than ten people traveling from more than two departure cities, within a defined period, can qualify for a group discount (excluding weddings and family reunions). Delta has more than 2,000 such contracts in place.”
We have just learned that Delta might actually lose a $40 million tax break now that they have ended the discount program. 11 Alive reported that roughly 2 hours after Delta spoke to the NRA, former Georgia Senator Rick Jeffares tweeted out, “if Delta is so flush that they don’t need NRA members’ hard-earned dollars, they can certainly do without the $40 million tax break they are asking Georgia taxpayers for.”
Jeffares is referring to the proposed jet fuel tax break which would allow the airline to save $40 million when it comes to tax time. 11Alive spoke to Jeffares’s representative who sent a statement which said, “I have supported this tax break for Delta in the past but not this time,” it read. “If Delta can afford to write off the travel business of all those folks, they clearly don’t need a special tax break from Georgians.”
If the proposed bill passes, Delta will be facing some serious money problems for cutting ties with the NRA.
Delta’s ful statement explained that they are trying to stay neutral during the debate over gun control. They claim that they are focused on business and they still support the Second Amendment. Cobb County Republican Party Chairman Jason Shepherd isn’t so sure.
He stated, “By making the statement at the time that they did, when there is a controversy, it sends the message that they are taking sides in this debate.”
Mercury News reported that a computer security software company has also gone against the NRA:
Symantec added its voice to a nascent corporate movement against the NRA’s policies with a short statement confirming that it is ending a program that gave big discounts to NRA members who purchased Symantec’s line of Norton Security software offerings.
Delta is about to pay the ultimate price for their betrayal of the NRA.