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Gun Control, Mass Shootings

145 Business Leaders Call on Congress to Act on Gun Violence

“Doing nothing about America’s gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable,” the corporate chiefs urged senators in a letter.

12.9.2019

“Gun violence in America is not inevitable; it’s preventable,” the leaders of 145 companies wrote in a letter to senators. “We need our lawmakers to support common-sense gun laws that could prevent tragedies like these.”

“Doing nothing about America’s gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable,” the corporate chiefs urged senators in a letter.

“Doing nothing about America’s gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable and it is time to stand with the American public on gun safety,” the heads of 145 companies, including Levi Strauss, Twitter and Uber, say

The letter — which urges the Republican-controlled Senate to enact bills already introduced in the Democrat-led House of Representatives — is the most concerted effort by the business community to enter the gun debate, one of the most polarizing issues in the nation and one that was long considered off limits.

Mr. Bergh said he was encouraged by the conversations. “The tide is turning,” he said, citing a spate of recent polls that show a majority of Americans in both parties support background checks and red flag laws. “People were starting to be much more open-minded,” he said, even when the discussion didn’t conclude with a signature.

“Gun violence in America is not inevitable; it’s preventable,” the business leaders wrote. “We need our lawmakers to support common-sense gun laws that could prevent tragedies like these.”

Missing from the list, however, are some of America’s biggest financial and technology companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, some of which debated internally whether to sign the letter.

Some executives signed on without hesitation. Others mulled it, often creating a raucous debate inside their offices and among their boards of directors, only to decide that the political risk was too high. More than a half-dozen executives

of anonymity because of the sensitivity of conversations.

Once he signed, Lyft, Uber’s main rival, signed as well.

“I personally believe the policies of these banks are an infringement on the rights of Louisiana citizens,” the state’s treasurer, John Schroder, said at the time. “No one can convince me that keeping these two banks in this competitive process is worth giving up our rights.”

But over the last three years, businesses have become engaged on social issues like immigration, climate change and race in a way that would have been unfathomable a decade ago. On Thursday, businesses turned to the problem of gun violence.

Andrew Ross Sorkin is a columnist and the founder and editor-at-large of DealBook. He is a co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box and the author of “Too Big to Fail.” He is also the co-creator of the Showtime drama series Billions.

Read more: The New York Times

PiperPerabo If we can ban e-cigarettes over 5 deaths, then what’s the problem with banning guns lens? What gun law would have prevented the last mass shooting? He was refused a legal purchase because he did not pass the background check. JoyTaylorTalks Criminal: oh shit, I have to do a background check? Damn I really wanted to kill someone today. I guess I'll bake a cake. When will people realize that criminals dont obey laws...that's WHY THEY ARE CRIMINALS.

Sure is,all needed is to implement modern legislation a and stop the predators to buy their politicians. Guns are not the problem, so gun laws will not solve gun violence. This is a social issue, how are you planning on legislative solutions to it if you cant admit it. JoyTaylorTalks JoyTaylorTalks I'm good on 145CEOs and government making decisions for me. It hasn't worked out perfectly yet, and I think I notice a trend...

145 companies calling for violating a constitutional right? Remember segregated counters at restaurants and water fountains... But when Muslin terrorist hijacked airplanes 18 yrs ago, you seemed to blame the airplane and not the terrorist. Why not blame the the gun? Why Meadow Died - Book by Andrew Pollack - Dad -- Real Story

145 CEOs sign a letter pleading with Congress to address gun violence'Doing nothing about America's gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable.' In a letter addressed to the Senate, 145 business leaders are demanding that US lawmakers 'support common-sense gun laws' already passed by the House. Let's CNNize this... 145 Business Leaders Attack Second Amendment How are background checks without loopholes an infringement of anyone’s 2nd Amendment rights? Doing nothing is unacceptable! IFB

We urge all CEO that follow this thinking be taken out back and beat I’ll take mine without a side of social justice. If our govt can consider banning vaping in a few days after six ppl died surely they can work together on common sense gun laws. senatemajldr DO YOUR JOB! MomsDemand EndGunViolenceNow

The only problem with gun laws is they are unconstitutional. Want to change things Amend the Constitution. Three obstacles- NRA senatemajldr MoscowMitch & realDonaldTrump To them it doesn't matter if 99.999% want common sense gun controls. The latter two are owned by the first and all three are owned by a foreign power who wants to see the demise of this nation.

Criminals will always find a way to obtain weapons; criminals do not follow the laws. Stripping the right to carry from law abiding citizens just make them more vulnerable to criminals. I CC to protect myself and my family since I like close to a high crime area. When gun violence against our children is no longer unexpected or surprising its time to take action.

Business Leaders to Call on Congress to Act on Gun ViolenceBreaking News: “America’s gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable,” the heads of 145 companies say in a letter to U.S. senators. You’re not getting my guns, ever. Your BS stories can continue, but I’ll have my equalizers with me at all times. É dessa forma que a Rede Globo trata da morte de mais de 3000 pessoas, fazendo piada. O atentado às torres gêmeas nos EUA, em 11 de setembro de 2001, completou 18 anos e apresentadora diz que “já pode votar” e dão risadinhas! FT WSJ WSJPolitics MiamiHerald realDonaldTrump Some people just have a gun fetish...SAD...

is preventable and evitable Unless you can get into the head of these lunatic mental people you can not stop them. Deter them you might. Hang them in public right after their trial. No more in jail for years waiting hang them immediately after the trial is over on TV. Globalists want you to be as helpless as Hong Kong protesters. The Second Amendment IS the ONLY bedrock we have against global tyranny.

The one thing about 'common sense' gun laws, it leaves liberal out. I don’t agree. Gun violence will always be there. The criminals will always have access to a gun. That is why the non criminals carry to protect their self as well as their family. Anybody with any sense know criminals will always have access to weapons.

Define “common sense”. Because there ain’t a lot of that floating around the DC swamp aliciamateos How about calling it just violence? Oh that doesn’t fit your agenda! Hey Trump 💩 newspapers , they are calling Senate, Moscow Mitch, to do something, Congress has passed a bill !!!

145 CEOs sign a letter pleading with Congress to address gun violence'Doing nothing about America's gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable.' In a letter addressed to the Senate, 145 business leaders are demanding that US lawmakers 'support common-sense gun laws' already passed by the House. Let's CNNize this... 145 Business Leaders Attack Second Amendment How are background checks without loopholes an infringement of anyone’s 2nd Amendment rights? Doing nothing is unacceptable! IFB

Big Buisness doesn't want the American Working Class with Guns.... Can we get the same “Common Sense” gun control laws Chicago has? realDonaldTrump LindseyGrahamSC SenBlumenthal LouDobbs tedlieu

ABC News @ABCHAPPENING NOW: Mayors, gun violence survivors and gun safety advocates hold press conference. TwitterNews Start by supporting current laws. You can't support leniency of some laws and then punish law abiding citizens it will not make a difference Everytown Hmmm I wonder if this will be a diverse dialogue or a scripted attempt at persuading confiscation. My bet is on the latter.

Even gun owners agree on measures that would reduce gun violence, survey showsA nationwide survey finds widespread agreement among gun owners, non-gun owners, and across political parties for many gun violence prevention policies. Dont own a fucking gun 'We know from years of working the streets ... that much of the gang-related shootings -- are drug related,' Jack Riley, who heads up the Chicago division of the Drug Enforcement Administration 18thAmendmentAgain DrugWarFails TrillionDollarFailure We The People Say Enough. The National Republican Association aka The NRA. 2020 Will put the NRA In order. Vote Blue or The NRA will continue as the money machine for The Republican Party.

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