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CNN: Only 13 People Used NRA Delta Discount

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By    |   Saturday, 03 March 2018 04:13 PM

Only 13 passengers used Delta’s discount provided to NRA members before the airline pulled the rebate in an attempt to appear neutral on gun policy after a Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Florida high school, USA Today reports.

The move by Delta to remove the discounted travel cost the airline a proposed jet fuel tax exemption worth $40 million per year in Georgia as it angered state Republicans. The airline, though, said it would remain “neutral” in the debate over gun control and that it was in the “process of a review to end group discounts for any group of a politically divisive nature.”

"We are supporters of the 2nd Amendment, just as we embrace the entire Constitution of the United States," Delta's CEO Ed Bastian told staff in a memo.

"Our people and our customers have a wide range of views on how to increase safety in our schools and public places, and we are not taking sides," Bastian added.

Delta wasn’t the only company to distance itself from the NRA after the school shooting in Florida where 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, killing 17 and injuring at least 17.

Delta has faced calls for a boycott from NRA members, and Florida Republicans are targeting companies that are pulling support for the NRA.

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Only 13 passengers used Delta's discount provided to NRA members before the airline pulled the rebate in an attempt to appear neutral on gun policy after a Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Florida high school, USA Today reports.
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