Delta Airlines took part in the “March for Our Lives” gun control rally in Washington on Saturday when the airline donated plane rides for students and their families.
Delta donated three round-trip charter flights
According to the Associated Press, The airline donated three round-trip charter flights for MSD students as well as their families at no charge, so they could attend the “March for Our Lives” rally in Washington, which reportedly drew a crowd of over 200,000 people.
This move comes after the airline severed ties with the National Rifle Association just last month.
A Delta spokesperson in a statement said to the AP the move was “part of our commitment to supporting the communities we serve.”
Delta’s decision to cut ties with the NRA has caused some controversy and backlash
As reported by The Blaze, Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has threatened to eliminate a tax break that benefits Delta Airlines if they did not reverse its decision.
However, the airline hasn’t reinstated its partnership with the pro-Second Amendment organization, but, it was later revealed by CNN Money, that only 13 NRA members had actually used the perk.
Delta weren’t the only ones that shuttled students
A tweet put out by WBZ | CBS Boston News, Patriots owner Robert Kraft also donated his massive team jet to MSD students so they could fly free to the “March for out lives” rally in Washington.
NEW: Robert Kraft sent @Patriots official team plane to fly families and students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School from Florida to Washington D.C. for the #MarchForOurLives pic.twitter.com/QhA0jjtemO
— WBZ | CBS Boston News (@wbz) March 23, 2018