Delta airlines faces conservative backlash after scrapping NRA discount

Delta airlines faces conservative backlash after scrapping NRA discountA Georgia state official has said that Delta could lose out on any jet fuel tax breaks as a result of the airline discontinuing its discount for National Rifle Association (NRA) members. Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle tweeted that he would “kill any legislation that benefits Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with NRA” and just hours later, the Georgia Senate blocked the $50m tax break bill that Delta had been seeking to renew after it had expired several years ago. Delta’s decision was made a few weeks after the 14 February mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida during which 14 children and three adults were killed by a gunman using an AR-15 assault-style weapon.


Source: Yahoo! News