New York, Virginia, Ohio, Alabama court Delta Air Lines following Georgia lawmaker's tax cut threat

The move comes after the airline ended its discount program with NRA members.

"I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA," Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle tweeted Monday. "Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back."

Cagle's threat prompted elected officials elsewhere to roll out the welcome mat to one of the world's largest airlines.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam echoed his Northeast peers, tweeting Tuesday, "Hey @delta—Virginia is for lovers and airline hubs. You're welcome here any time."

"Hey @Delta — Northeast Ohio would make a great HQ if you’re put off by Mr. Cagle’s authoritarian tendencies," Ryan wrote. "Quality of life, infrastructure, and wonderful communities. I’d love to show you around!"

And Randall Woodfin, the mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, tweeted Tuesday, "Hey @Delta . You know, in mathematics, Delta represents the change in something, e.g. HQ. Let’s chat. #BHM."

The move to disassociate from the NRA follows the Feb. 14 shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, during which suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and faculty members.