The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted with permission from Tribune Content Agency

ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines said the group discount for National Rifle Association members that sparked controversy this week was used for only 13 tickets.

The discount, which was for members to fly to their annual convention, was discontinued by Delta on Saturday, sparking controversy that led Georgia lawmakers to drop a tax break on jet fuel that Delta pushed for.

The NRA in a tweet noted that the backlash has been much broader than the discount:

"For a benefit that only 13 people ever used (per reports), they have a backlash that will span across all gun owners, not just #NRA members ... seems logical."