Americans have always been a fierce breed, but when defending their right to bear arms, they can be downright ferocious.
That’s why, in the wake of a tragic killing spree at a Florida high school last month, those who chose to exercise this essential and inalienable right knew that they would be in for a fight. On the left was an army of “social justice” fueled progressive powerhouses, who’ve radicalized their base through the Antifa movement and the “resistance”. Now, they would be baring their fangs, snarling on the side of stricter gun control and a ban on “assault” weapons.
On the right, however, are the stalwarts of tradition. The monolithic and impervious and immovable objects of the conservative majority in America, who will stop at nothing to protect amendment numero two.
At all costs.
As the left proceeded with their media war on the right to bear arms, enormous corporations began to fall. Dick’s Sporting Goods, Fedex, and Delta Airlines all found themselves embroiled in controversy after their ties to the National Rifle Association became a target on their backs.
Delta’s severing of ties with the gun rights organization even earned them a legislative black eye when Georgia lawmakers decided to discontinue a tax break that the airline had been exploiting for years.
This attack on the cowering airline has forced Delta to tuck tail and ask for forgiveness.
“[Delta] CEO Ed Bastian said in a memo to employees Friday that the company’s goal was to ‘remain neutral’ in the debate over guns.“The airline ended a discount for the NRA after the school shooting in Florida. That angered Georgia Republican lawmakers, who retaliated by killing a tax break for jet fuel.
“‘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 wrote in a memo to employees.
“‘We are supporters of the 2nd Amendment, just as we embrace the entire Constitution of the United States,’ Bastian wrote.”
It is unclear whether or not anyone is buying the schtick, however.
Delta stock has taken a significant downturn over the course of the week, dropping from $54-plus to around $52 as of publication.