If I was a Delta shareholder looking at this map, I would be petitioning the company to begin relocating its headquarters operations out of the State of Georgia and into its hubs at Cincinatti, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City, and Seattle.
Atlanta’s strengths notwithstanding, it is hard to make a case for basing a company in a state (or country) where the local government is prepared to punish a corporation for its failure to support a politically powerful special interest.
I remember a bumper sticker from my College Republican Days: “Gun control is being able to hit your target.” Amusing to some, infuriating to others, especially in light or recent events.
Let us follow that little aphorism down to its roots. The US military does not put a rifle into the hands of a private/airman/seaman until they’ve been trained in its safe handling, care, safe storage, maintenance, and competent use. Neither does any self-respecting police force in the land.
Should standards for the common citizen be any lower than those established for public servants and sworn officers of the law?