Delta May Embrace NRA To Keep Tax Break In Georgia
Delta Airlines cut off ties with the NRA and felt cocky for two days until their home state started to threaten a $50 million jet fuel tax exemption.
The Airline has joined several other corporations in denouncing the NRA.
Ever since the shooting in Parkland, Florida left 17 people dead, left wing groups have been trying to blame NRA and the Second Amendment for the deaths, ignoring the fact that the shooter was named Nikolas Cruz and there had been dozens of phone calls to the local Sheriff reporting on his suspicious activity.
Despite Cruz bringing weapons to class, making threats and showing dangerous tendencies, both the FBI tip line that received warnings and the local Broward Country Sheriff have denied responsibility for the deaths, instead blaming legal gun owners.
According to a press release on the Delta website, the airline reached out to the NRA that day to “end its contract for discounted fees for travel to the association’s 2018 annual meeting.”
“Delta’s decision reflects the airline’s neutral status in the current national debate over gun control amid recent school shootings. Out of respect for our customers and employees on both sides, Delta has taken this action to refrain from entering this debate and focus on its business. Delta continues to support the 2nd Amendment.”
They went on to say that they had previously withdrawn sponsorships due to political issues.
“Delta supports all of its customers but will not support organizations on any side of any highly charged political issue that divides our nation.”
Delta’s Head Office in Georgia
Delta Airlines is based in Atlanta, and employs around 33,000 people in the state. They are the state’s biggest private employer.
Response By Georgian Politician
Georgia’s Lt. Governor Casey Cagle posted a note on Twitter calling Delta out for their discrimination against law-abiding citizens.
Cagle calls himself a “lifelong member of the NRA” and believes that corporations should look into donating profits to mental health initiatives, and school safety programs if they want to reduce incidents of gun violence.
— Casey Cagle (@CaseyCagle) February 25, 2018
Yesterday we published a list of the Cowardly Companies Boycotting the NRA.
In the evening, Cagle posted on Twitter a specific threat to take away a sales-tax exemption on jet fuel. The total exemption is worth $50 million and Delta is its primary recipient.
I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA. Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back.
— Casey Cagle (@CaseyCagle) February 26, 2018
Dallas Acting Mayor Already Trying To Run NRA Out Of Town
After the shooting in Parkland, the acting mayor of Dallas, Texas, went off-script (or, on to the script he had prepared with his left-wing friends) to denounce the upcoming NRA event that is scheduled to take place in the city in May.
Acting Mayor Dwaine R. Caraway said that the NRA must “step up to the plate” and being work on banning certain guns. At the time I said that the reason so many people died in the massacre was because the students didn’t know how to act around guns. If someone is trying to aim at you with an AR-15, cowering in a corner with your hands up just makes yourself into a target. Having better gun sense can save your life.
Caraway used a common left-wing tactic by saying that he too is a legal gun owner. Another example of this kind of twisted argumentation is when people claim to be “former Trump supporters” and try to convince you to change your mind, as well.
The Acting Mayor went on to say:
“I am all for the protection of the 2nd Amendment, but I am also for protecting the children and a safer Dallas.”
…because the NRA doesn’t want children to be protected? I really hate left-wing talking points.
Social Media Response
Reaction on social media from conservatives have been in praise of the tax exemption threat. Corporations may be big employers but they often owe their existence to the good graces of the people and the state that have offered financial assistance. Delta, which couldn’t afford to be such a big company if it wasn’t for freebies, should be more respectful of the very Constitution of the country in which they operate.
Love this @Delta dilemma. I personally hope they end their relationship so they lose customers and the $50million tax break. Why should we subsidize their asses anyway? We will not be dictated to by a punk nicknamed #Skippy. That DavidHogg kid will ruin #cnn fast#MAGA#Gmanfan45
— GmanFan45 (@GmanFan45) February 27, 2018
Lookie what happened to @Delta when they decide to drop the NRA!
Thank you Georgia for #MAGA??❤️?
NONE of these lunatic shootings have been @NRA members!#NRA#Georgia??#2Ahttps://t.co/JM1WpR6c7P pic.twitter.com/coyAlhDpOX
— AMERICA♥️HAS?SPOKEN? (@ChooseToBFree) February 27, 2018
Fox 5 Atlanta
Here’s a three minute video from Fox in Atlanta aired last night discussing the fuel tax break.
Sources: Fox News, Delta, ABC