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This is what Delta Airlines did for pro-gun control Parkland students after cutting ties with NRA

Delta Airlines donated three planes to Parkland students and their families, so they could attend the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Delta Airlines, which severed ties with the National Rifle Association last month, took part in Saturday's "March for Our Lives" gun control rally in Washington when the airline donated planes for students and their families.

What happened?

According to the Associated Press, Delta donated three round-trip charter flights for MSD students and their families free of cost, so they could attend the rally in Washington, which drew a crowd of more than 200,000 people.

A Delta spokesperson explained the move to the AP as "part of our commitment to supporting the communities we serve."

The move came one month after the airline controversially severed ties with the NRA and ended an NRA member perk. Delta made the decision in the wake of outside pressure to disavow the NRA after the tragic shooting at MSD on Feb. 14.

However, Delta's decision to cut ties with the pro-Second Amendment organization wasn't without controversy and backlash. Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle threatened to eliminate a tax break that benefited Delta if the airline did not reverse its decision.

Delta has not reinstated its partnership with the NRA. However, it was later revealed that only 13 NRA members had used the perk.

Who else shuttled students?

Patriots owner Robert Kraft also lent the massive team jet to MSD students so they could make it to Washington for the march.

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