Reports from The Hill affirm that Georgia legislators terminated a tax break for Delta Airlines after the latter severed professional ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA).
An Overview of the Rescinded Tax Break
Delta lost what would have been a $38 million dollar jet fuel tax exemption on Thursday. Georgia lawmakers cited the airline’s decision to end discount members for NRA members as their reason for the aforementioned revocation.
The Atlanta-based airline chose to sever ties with the NRA following last month’s Parkland, Florida high school shooting. Many students sustained serious injuries and calls for gun control ensued. Many enraged Americans also urged various companies to cease doing business with the NRA.
However, conservatives expressed fury with companies who ended partnerships with the organization. Right-leaning Americans moreover stated that members of the National Rifle Association do not commit mass shootings and should not be punished.
Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle also tweeted out displeasure with companies who “attack conservatives,” noting the latter’s resolve to retaliate: