12 September 2019
Gun law campaign groups and some of America’s biggest businesses are taking action against the NRA.
A coalition of several gun-law reform groups has sent a letter to US businesses demanding they halt all support for the National Rifle Association.
The coalition, which helped pressurize Walmart into stopping the sales of ammunition in its stores, said Walmart’s actions should accelerate corporate America’s march toward gun safety in the absence of congressional action.
NBC reported the group’s spokesperson as saying: “Walmart’s actions established a higher standard for corporate responsibility in the gun reform arena and we’re glad Kroger, Walgreens, Wegmans and CVS have also moved in the right direction. But we believe that every major American employer has a moral and patriotic duty to go even further.”
In other developments, hundreds of Chief Executive Officers of some of America’s biggest companies sent a joint letter to Congress today, demanding they act on reforming gun laws.
The senate majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell has been sitting on bills geared to save lives since February: during the months from February (when the bills came up) to now, America has seen gun massacres in several states. He refused calls to reconvene the senate from recess early to deal with the tragedies at El Paso and Odessa. McConnell is said to be taking a very undemocratic stance and is quoted as saying he will not put forward any bill the president will not sign. Trump in the mean time changes his stance on gun law reform frequently.
Signatories of this letter include Levi Strauss, Airbnb, Pinterest, and Lyft; Apple, Facebook, and Google are among the notable absences from the list according to the Daily Beast.
Companies that have already taken a stance according to NBC include:
Citigroup – has set restrictions on the sale of firearms by its business customers;
Allied and North American van lines – stopped discounts for NRA members;
First National Bank of Omaha – will not renew a contract with the NRA to issue a branded Visa card.
Enterprise Holdings Inc. – ending discounts for NRA members
Please contact the National Rifle Association through one of the channels below and give them the following message, personalized to your liking:
It is with absolute pleasure that I watch as one leading company after another distances itself from you and is demanding Congress reform America’s broken gun laws.
I would like to know why you think your interpretation of the 2nd Amendment should include automatic and semi-automatic weapons – and why you think a single life is less important than your self-serving, financially-profitable dogma.
It would be great if you replied, but whether or not you do, I want you to know that I will never vote for an NRA-funded candidate, and I will be doing as much business as possible with the businesses and services that are standing up to you.
@NRA It is a pleasure to watch as 1 leading company after another distances itself from the @NRA and is demanding Congress reform America’s broken gun laws. I will never vote for an NRA-funded candidate, and I will do business with the companies standing up to you
Phone: (800) 672-3888
Email: (form) https://contact.nra.org/
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