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Delta ending discount for NRA members

Delta Air Lines announced Saturday it is ending a discount for National Rifle Association members.

Atlanta-based Delta said it is ending its contract for discounted rates through the airline’s group travel program.

“We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from its website,” Delta said in a written statement.

The move comes as some other businesses break ties with the NRA amid debate over gun control in the wake of the Parkland school shooting in Florida earlier this month.

In a prepared statement released Saturday, the NRA said, “The more than five million law-abiding members of the National Rifle Association have enjoyed discounts and cost-saving programs from many American corporations that have partnered with the NRA to expand member benefits.”

The statement noted that “some corporations have decided to punish NRA membership in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice. In time, these brands will be replaced by others who recognize that patriotism and determined commitment to Constitutional freedoms are characteristics of a marketplace they very much want to serve.”

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