That Delta Airlines protest against the NRA certainly went well! There are some great lessons for conservative business owners in the debacle that just took place: When a Twitter rage mob makes your Board of Directors dance like a monkey and insult millions of law-abiding, gun-owning Americans, perhaps you should not listen to the Twitter rage mob. The backlash against Delta was a beautiful thing to watch and showed all of us that if you push back against these gun-grabbing wusses, they will back down.
To recap, one insane person shot up a school in Florida, even though it was illegal for that insane person to purchase a firearm under 18 USC 922 (d)(4). As a result, Delta Airlines, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and other companies decided to listen to the usual gang of gun-grabbers and insult the millions of law-abiding people who did not shoot up a school in Florida. Delta and Enterprise both canceled their NRA discount programs while demanding that Congress ban the most popular sport rifle in America, the AR-15.
Hundreds of Americans contacted Delta to inform them that they would never fly on that airline again — and they would never again use Delta for their business travel purposes, either. Then, Republicans in Georgia killed a bill that would have given Delta Airlines roughly $40 million in tax breaks in that state. That move broke Delta’s back and their CEO suddenly began tweeting that Delta supports the Second Amendment. Their big NRA boycott lasted the better part of a day.
Here’s the really funny part of the debacle: Delta Airlines has only granted the NRA discount to 13 people in Georgia in recent weeks, according to Business Insider. Delta’s stand against the civil rights of millions of Americans would have cost them $3 million per passenger if they continued to posture for the Twitter rage mobs. Beautiful! Enterprise and United Airlines are facing similar backlash, so expect them to cave soon as well. Once again, all it takes is standing up to these people.
We must never fall for the fake outrage of people who want to abolish the Second Amendment. They will wring their hands after every mass shooting and demand that we “start a dialogue” on guns and tell us they just want a “sensible” gun control bill and that it is “for the children.” It’s all a lie.
The left will never, ever stop in its march to control all of the firearms so that they can line all of us who disagree with them up in front of a ditch. Guess what happens next after we surrender our firearms to them?
Our side of the Second Amendment civil rights debate keeps giving up concessions to the gun grabbers. What have we ever received in return? What did “dialoguing” with the left gain us in the National Firearms Act of 1934, the Federal Firearms Act of 1936, the Gun Control Act of 1968 or the Firearm Owners’ Protection Act of 1986?
We have allowed so many state-level violations of the Second Amendment that we now effectively have 50 separate versions of this civil right. Why do we put up with this? Would anyone stand for it if we had 50 different versions of the First Amendment? “Sorry, bub, you’re in Iowa now and you’re under arrest for your negative comments about ethanol!”
If anything, it is time that lawful gun owners start getting something back from all of the “dialogues” that the left wants to have with us. How about national concealed-carry reciprocity? Wouldn’t it be nice if a housewife with an unloaded pistol locked in the trunk of her car, who has a permit for it, doesn’t have to go to prison just because she took a wrong turn and ended up in New Jersey?
Here’s another idea: Congress should make it illegal for any company that redefines its corporate policy in order to restrain, curtail or attack the constitutional rights of Americans. That would be a two-for-one law! Companies would think twice before boycotting the NRA, while tech companies would face legal penalties for censoring gun owners on social media.
The state GOP lawmakers in Georgia just gave us the perfect template to have a “dialogue” with any company that decides it wants to break the social contract of free enterprise by getting political: “Oh, you want a dialogue on gun rights? Fine. Your tax breaks are GONE. Now it’s your turn to talk!”
~ American Gun News