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#31 Re: Florida High School Shooting and Gun Control

Postby Gaybutton » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:54 am

Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens to Block Tax Cut for Delta Over NRA Split

February 26, 2018

(ATLANTA) — Georgia’s lieutenant governor on Monday threatened to prevent Delta Air Lines from getting a lucrative tax cut after the company ended its discount program with the National Rifle Association.

Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, president of the state Senate and a leading candidate to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal, tweeted that he would use his position to kill a proposed sales tax exemption on jet fuel.

“I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA,” Cagle tweeted. “Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back.”

More than a dozen companies, including Metlife, Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, Best Western, Wyndham and United Airlines have ended NRA partnerships since 17 students and teachers were killed in a school shooting in Florida.

The news comes as Delta, one of the state’s largest employers, appeared close to convincing lawmakers to restore a $50 million sales tax exemption on jet fuel. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta would be the prime beneficiary of the tax cut.

The proposed exemption had been part of Deal’s larger tax overhaul, which has passed the House and awaits Senate input.

Delta said in a statement that it supports the Second Amendment and its decision “reflects the airline’s neutral status” in the national debate over guns.

The airline also pointed out that last year it withdrew sponsorship from a theater than staged a controversial “Julius Caesar” production that depicted the assassination of a Donald Trump look-alike.

ACLU of Georgia Executive Director Andrea Young criticized Cagle’s move and highlighted Atlanta’s status as a finalist for the location of Amazon’s second U.S. headquarters.

“Politicians should not use taxpayer dollars to impose ideological litmus tests and punish organizations that express views that politicians dislike. Amazon should take note,” Young said in an emailed statement.

http://time.com/5176731/casey-cagle-delta-tax-cut-nra/

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#32 Re: Florida High School Shooting and Gun Control

Postby firecat69 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:35 pm

Gaybutton wrote:One thing about the exalted Second Amendment. It guarantees the right to bear arms. Unless I'm missing something, it doesn't say anything about what kind of arms. And since it doesn't, there is nothing constitutional to stand in the way of banning these assault weapons from civilian possession and use.

It actually is settled Law and the most Conservative Justice Scalia and the court recognized that there are limits to the 2nd Amendment. Problem is the NRA fails to recognize even the Supreme Court.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_ ... _v._Heller

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#33 Re: Florida High School Shooting and Gun Control

Postby Gaybutton » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:31 pm

firecat69 wrote:Problem is the NRA fails to recognize even the Supreme Court.

Why am I not surprised? I wonder if these people will ever get a clue that the very term assault weapon perfectly describes the one and only use for such weapons. And the wrong people always seem to manage to get their hands on them - with, of course, the full blessings and approval of the NRA.

The "NRA lady" said Nikolas Cruz should never have been able to buy an assault weapon. Neither should anyone else, especially her. I wonder what kinds of weapons she owns and how many she has.

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#34 Re: Florida High School Shooting and Gun Control

Postby firecat69 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:31 pm

Think the Kids are not making a difference? 610 stores in 47 states.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/busi ... ifles.html

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#35 Re: Florida High School Shooting and Gun Control

Postby Gaybutton » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:43 am

firecat69 wrote:610 stores in 47 states.

I never thought I'd live to see the day when gun stores themselves would stop carrying assault weapons. Those kids are fantastic. Are high school kids eligible for a collective Nobel Peace Prize?

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#36 Re: Florida High School Shooting and Gun Control

Postby firecat69 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:58 am

Now Walmart steps up. Pressure continues to build ! Not as good as Dicks but step in right direction.

http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/28/news/co ... index.html

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#37 Re: Florida High School Shooting and Gun Control

Postby Gaybutton » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:26 am

firecat69 wrote:Pressure continues to build

Excellent! If legislators are too cowardly and afraid of losing their precious NRA money, it restores my faith to see that at least some major firearms outlets are doing things on their own.

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#38 Re: Florida High School Shooting and Gun Control

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#39 Re: Florida High School Shooting and Gun Control

Postby Gaybutton » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:54 am

Up2u wrote:Welcome to Trump's America.

Ah yes - and let's not forget other heartwarming American institutions - such as the Ku Klux Klan . . .

Unfortunately, "Trump's America" is nothing new. America was like that long before Trump was ever even heard of.

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#40 Re: Florida High School Shooting and Gun Control

Postby firecat69 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:22 pm

So if the rotten Governor of Florida signs it , the kids will have made a difference in Florida. The age was raised to 21 for all guns and a 3 day waiting period was instituted for all purchases. The kids will continue to demand more and the March 24 March on DC is looking bigger and bigger.

The kids will be out in force during Florida elections to unseat the politicians who were afraid to do more.

Hope they can keep up the pressure and throw Republican Lap Dogs to the NRA out of office!


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