On Thursday, both houses approved the bill, after dropping a fuel tax exemption for Delta.
Delta's group rate to the 2018 N.R.A. convention, which the airline said generated a total of 13 ticket sales, was interpreted by many consumers to be an implicit endorsement of the gun group.
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers' decision to punish Delta Air Lines for publicly distancing itself from the National Rifle Association was an extraordinary act of political revenge. This decision followed the NRA's controversial statements after the recent school shootings in Florida.
Delta was not alone among large U.S. companies that ended their NRA discounts and distanced themselves from the powerful pro-gun lobbying organization. That is not the case.
Delta CEO Ed Bastian addressed the Georgia legislature's decision in an email to company employees on Friday.
"Delta was playing the national game, and the politicians were playing the local game", said Gary Leff, a travel expert and author of the blog View from the Wing.
Delta said it would review all of its partnerships and end all politically charged affiliations.
Whipple said while the gun debate is at the center of the dispute between Delta and the state of Georgia, putting politics aside for economic growth is something Kansans could do. He then took the opportunity to urge Bastian to consider his state as the new location for Delta's headquarters. "I know this action by the state legislature troubled him as it does all of us".
"None of this changes the fact that our home is Atlanta and we are proud and honored to locate our headquarters here".
Deal, who said an estimated $5.2 billion in overall tax savings was too important to sacrifice, swiftly signed the measure into law Friday.
"Ours is a welcoming state - the epitome of 'Southern Hospitality, '" said Deal, who will leave office because of term limits early next year, according to The New York Times.
Dick's specifically has called on members of Congress to come to the plate as well, demanding a ban on assault-style firearms, high-capacity magazines and bump stocks.
Mr. Trump has floated arming teachers, raising the age for buying a gun to 21, strengthening background checks and doing more about the mentally ill.
He added: "And we are supporters of the 2nd Amendment, just as we embrace the entire Constitution of the United States". "Our thoughts and prayers are with all victims of gun violence", Dick's CEO Edward Stack said in a statement. A few hours after the vote, Georgia Congressman John Lewis tweeted simply "I stand with Delta".