Delta Air Lines Donated Three Round Trip Charter Flights to the Anti-Gun Movement

Delta flies protesters to recent anti-gun march for free.

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Delta Air Lines Donated Three Round Trip Charter Flights to the Anti-Gun Movement

Utah – -(Ammoland.com)- The anti-gun movement is better funded than ever with large donations from some of the biggest corporations in America.

While there are a whole slew of companies donating to gun control organizations, we have decided to highlight Delta Air Lines' recent actions as they are the largest airline here in Salt Lake City and for the two-faced way they are supporting the gun control movement while claiming they don't take a position on the issue.

In February at the height of the gun control debate, Delta publicly booted the NRA from a discount program it was offering NRA members who were attending the annual convention.  Unfortunately for Delta, their actions did not sit well with many pro-gun lawmakers in the Georgia Legislature, and a bill that would have saved Delta $150 million in fuel taxes was voted down.  After being spanked by the Legislature, Delta stated they take no position on the gun control issue and were severing ties with politically-divisive groups.  As a business decision, the USSC understands this.  Giving support to the NRA or Moms Demand Action is going to piss off half of your customer base.

Delta Dumps NRA Member Discount
Delta Dumps NRA Member Discount

Of course, as always, actions speak louder than words.  Last week Delta donated three round trip charter flights to fly high school students and teachers to the March for Our Lives gun control rally in Washington, D.C.

This rally was not a memorial to students who were killed in Parkland Florida.  They were not bringing up students with diverse viewpoints to look at various solutions on school violence.  They were flying students to a march which was solely intended to get Congress to pass laws that would infringe on your Second Amendment rights.

What is most cowardly about Delta's actions is that they want to support the gun control movement but are still claiming they take no position on the issue.

On Monday we were contacted by several Delta employees who said their employee website stated that Delta donated the flights as part of their commitment to supporting the communities they serve and that Delta takes no position on the gun control issue.

As one employee told us “These guys run one of the most profitable airlines in the world; they are not stupid. They know they are supporting the anti-gun cause.  But apparently they must think we are stupid because they are trying to tell us they take no position on the issue.”

According to this employee, by Sunday the post had disappeared from the site.  None of the Delta employees that we talked to were willing to come on the Gun Radio Utah this weekend to discuss the issue citing fear of retaliation by Delta.  We will be reaching out to Delta and offering them a chance to comment on this issue on Gun Radio Utah this Saturday from 3:00-4:00pm on 105.9 FM / 570 AM KNRS.

What is sad about Delta's participation in this march is that, by contributing to the anti-gun movement, they have helped take the focus off making schools safer and put the focus on going after gun owners.

If you are a Delta customer, a Delta Million Miler, or just want to share your comments with Delta, you can do so at this link.

Delta Air Lines Comment Page


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Terry

Tried to voice a concern but if you are not a frequent flier they don’t seem to want to know what you think. This would tell me that they dont seem to need any additional customers.

I would simply watch your states legislation, possibly something one of the gun org. Could help with, and if any legislation comes up that would benefit Delta, as noted in the article, simply help make your audeance aware so we could voice our concerns to our state rep’s we know they are always ready to hear from their constituents .

USMC1775
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USMC1775

Then I guess Delta no longer has a need for Air Marshalls, eh! 🙂

Roger
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Roger

We live in a free country and companies are guaranteed the right to have their opinions on the 2nd, etc.. As a veteran who accepted the draft and involuntary 2 year service contract during the Vietnam War, I went and served on behalf of all Americans, even the ones I disagree with and that includes the cowards who fled to Canada and those today who would readily give up their hard won Constitutional rights. However I do reserve the right to vote with my pen, my money and my feet against any and all who see it differently, and I… Read more »

angry veteran
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angry veteran

Dear clark “superperson” kent
From other comments we’ve seen you make, you appear to be a democrap socialist communist nazi asshole. Am I missing any threat group affiliations?
FED UP AMERICAN VETERAN

Marc Disabled Vet
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Marc Disabled Vet

@angry vet
Don’t get sucked into his crap.
If you don’t respond to his assinine
remarks he just goes away.
But I do agree with you !

recon29
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recon29

I was informed by friends who work at Delta that the flights weren’t donated. They were paid for by the AstroTurf company “E” AstroTurf. Delta agreed to say the flights were donated by them to protect the ” Innocent “. The Patriots Org, on the other hand, used their private jet to fly the kids from Broward. None of the pictures, shown here in South Florida, showed any of the kids kneeling before boarding.

Pat
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Pat

Textile Management Associates, Inc. (TMA) of Dalton, Georgia, acquired the AstroTurf brand after AstroTurf declared bankruptcy.

anonmyous
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anonmyous

milo showed off a hidden audio recording of broward county teachers talking about going to the rally and how it was being organized. it was obvious Delta from what was being said supported them. “A meeting between Parkland students and anti-gun activists mobilizing for the highly anticipated March For Our Lives event in Washington, D.C. this weekend was captured on hidden audio Tuesday evening in Broward County, Florida. The meeting, which was described as a non-partisan briefing for students, parents, and staff members from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are attending the #MarchForOurLives, was quickly exposed as being hijacked… Read more »

Larry
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Larry

I used Delta extensively on my trips through the US from Canada.
That won’t be happening again.
I and my associates will be voting with our dollars by using alternative transportation options where ever possible.

Lew Tripp
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Lew Tripp

Delta’s discount prices were a lot higher than Southwest, my airline of choice.

Rock
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Rock

Just added Delta to the “no longer exists” list.

Gregory Romeu
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Gregory Romeu

Oh well, looks like I DRIVE or take the Amtrack!

Bout time for a major BOYCOTT, right? I am surprised the NRA and the GOA aren’t,more pro-active in encouraging ALL members on massive boycotts?

Marc Disabled Vet
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Marc Disabled Vet

Delta Who, What, Where !
NOT GONNA HAPPEN !
Not Under My Butt !
OH ! Wait ! Sorry !
I don’t fly !
Can’t bend over far enough to
kiss my ass good bye !

Clark Kent
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Clark Kent

How old are you; twelve? Or is that your IQ level?

Vanns40
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Vanns40

Here I’ll say it simply since you feel the need to criticize how others put it; I used to fly Delta to SLC because of the direct, non-stop flights. I might start enjoying one-stop flights on another airline. Does that meet all of your criteria?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@CK, We could ask you the same questions or we could allude to Clark Kent’s medication adjustment, but we don’t. Half the time we don’t even know what part you disagree with. And your insults are boring. Please, make a fact based argument, Clark.