Several companies are cutting ties with the NRA in the wake of the school shooting. Delta is facing several backlashes from some lawmakers but some companies like FedEx are standing by the NRA.
GOP lawmakers including the Lieutenant governor of Georgia are threatening to derail a $40 million tax break for Delta unless the airlines reinstate its discount program for NRA members.
Delta has its headquarters in Atlanta and it is one of the largest employers of the state says it will end its contract for discounted fares on travel to the NRA’s annual meeting this year out of respect to the customers and employees on both sides.
Delta also says it supports and continues to support the second amendment, but the pressure has been mounting on companies to sever ties with the NRA. The NRA is fighting back saying, “Some corporations have decided to punish NRA membership in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice”.
16 companies are encounting and dozens are expected. FedEx standing its ground on this one. They have been maintaining that they will continue to support that ban on assault rifles, but the company does not and will not stop services against any legal entity regardless of their policy positions.
FedEx stated that the company is a common carrier under federal law and therefore does not and will not discriminate against any legal entity regardless of their political view.