Both United Airlines and Delta airlines have cut ties with NRA (National Riffle Association) following Florida school shooting on 14 Feb 2018, in which 17 students and staff were killed.
The airlines announced that they are withdrawing from an agreement with the NRA to provide discounted travel rates for pro-gun group National Rifle Association members attending annual meeting. The decision was believed to be made after critics and activists took the issue onto the social media requesting people to Boycott companies that have ties with NRA, which received overwhelming support around the world.
NRA immediately lashed out and said “Let it be absolutely clear,”… “The loss of a discount will neither scare nor distract one single NRA member from our mission to stand and defend the individual freedoms that have always made America the greatest nation in the world.”
The NRA is the largest and richest pro-gun group in USA and claims to have 5 million members and takes in tens of millions of dollars each year through supporters, which it uses to fight gun regulations in the name of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees Americans the right to bear arms.
According to New York Times analysis of the Gun Violence Archive, which tallied 239 school shootings since 2014, including those on college campuses, resulting in 138 deaths.