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Pro-NRA lawmakers in Georgia punish Delta Air

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ATLANTA, GA -

(WXIA) The Georgia House and Senate have denied an Atlanta-based airline a major tax break after the company cut ties with The National Rifle Association.

Pro-NRA republicans in the state legislature passed by large margins Thursday a sweeping tax bill the GOP amended to strip out a sales tax exemption on jet fuel, in which Delta would've been the prime beneficiary.

The measure now goes to the desk of republican Governor Nathan Deal, who said on Wednesday he would sign the tax bill into law in whatever form it passed.

Republican legislative members vowed to kill the Delta tax break after the airline announced it would no longer offer discounted fares to NRA members in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Florida high school.

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