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Apparently 13 total people had ever used Deltas NRA discount

Was hoping it was a little more meaningful. Sounds like it actually ended up costing Delta $40m.

How many airline passengers does it take to kill a $40 million tax break for Delta Air Lines? Only 13.

The Georgia legislature removed a jet-fuel tax break from a larger tax package Thursday. Lawmakers were upset that Delta, which is headquartered in Atlanta, dropped the National Rifle Association from a discount-fare program in an effort to appear neutral on gun policy.

After the firestorm, Delta will review all its marketing programs to avoid those that might become political, CEO Ed Bastian announced Friday.

But the airline said only 13 passengers ever bought tickets with an NRA discount. That translates into each discount costing the airline about $3 million in tax breaks.


I just finished watching that Waco miniseries; its timing couldnt be worse.

Last thing we needed while trying to convince people that they donít need guns to protect themselves from their government is a widely watched miniseries about one of the most egregious government abuses of force in our countryís history.

An abuse of force that started, of course, as an attempt to confiscate (illegal) guns...

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