More than a dozen companies have caved under liberal pressure to cut ties with the NRA in the wake of a mass shooting the organization had absolutely nothing to do with. Republican voters and supports of the Second Amendment have already lined up to boycott those companies and reward those who stand behind our constitutional freedoms, and that free market payback will come along in due time.
But there’s at least one company that might feel the sting of their political choices a little bit sooner.
Delta Airlines was one of those that immediately decided to turn their backs on law-abiding members of the NRA, and they are going to get hit hard in the pocketbook if Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has anything to say about it.
“I’m a lifetime member of the NRA and a strong supporter of law abiding citizens’ Second Amendment rights,” Cagle tweeted Monday. “Like all Americans, I’m horrified by the mass shootings we’ve witnessed. If corporate America wants to make a positive difference on gun violence, it should donate a portion of its profits to mental health treatments and school safety initiatives. They should put their money where their mouth is instead of engaging in viewpoint discrimination against conservatives and law-abiding gun owners.”
Cagle leads the Georgia State Senate and he’s not limiting his criticism of companies like Delta to remarks on Twitter. He said that he would “kill any tax legislation that benefits” the airline “unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with the NRA.”
“Corporations,” he wrote, “cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back.”
Delta is one of the state’s largest employers and Republicans have been wary about picking these sorts of fights after the economic disaster that transpired in North Carolina after the so-called bathroom bill was passed into law. Nonetheless, Cagle is not the only Georgia Republican calling for Delta to lose its tax breaks.
“I stand with the NRA & support our 2nd Amendment rights,” wrote State Sen. Rick Jeffares. “Delta Airlines is now seeking $40 MILLION TAX BREAK from the GA Legislature. I’m leading the charge to let Delta know their attack on the NRA and our 2nd Amendment is unacceptable.”
These companies apparently thought that breaking with the NRA was the easy decision, given the way the mainstream media has been filling air time with every anti-gun student who ever walked within a hundred yards of Marjorie Stoneman High School. But they forgot that NRA-backing conservatives are not just great in number but fierce in fight. And when you take a stand against the Constitution, you take a stand against them.
Good luck, Delta and friends. You backed the wrong horse this time.