Major Cities Chiefs Assoc. calls on AOBC for Safety Plan
In the days leading up to the annual shareholder meeting of AOBC (American Outdoor Brands Corp. AKA Smith & Wesson), the leadership of the Major Cities Chiefs Association released a letter to CEO James Debney calling on the company to engage with law enforcement leaders to craft a Safety Plan to reduce gun violence. Bloomberg News’ account is below and the MCCA letter is here: Manger Acevedo MCCA Ltr to AOBC 9-18
How we got the gun industry to reckon with its deadly toll
NY Daily News, May 11, 2018
by Sr. Judy Byron & Rabbi Joel Mosbacher
Earlier this week in the Arizona desert, the shareholders of a major American gun company took a modest step toward responsibly addressing the unacceptable levels of gun-related deaths and crime in our nation. Shareholders of Sturm, Ruger & Co. passed a resolution requiring the company to issue a report on its actions to mitigate harm associated with its products.
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RESPONSE TO LAWRENCE KEANE’S TAKE ON SMART GUNS
Lawrence G. Keane is supposed to represent the gun manufacturers and retailers who pay his salary. With his wildly inaccurate attack on us and our network of citizens’ organizations (‘Smart Gun’ technology can’t be forced on law enforcement or public,” Conn. Post, Feb. 20, 2018) he does his patrons a disservice; he misses a rare chance to find common ground with Americans who stand outside of the gun industry’s ever-narrowing circle of wagons.
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RABBI JOEL MOSBACHER ON RELIGION ON THE LINE
Rabbi Joel Mosbacher discusses what communities today can do to address gun violence (starting at 48:20).
“If 30,000 Americans were dying in a war every year, we wouldn’t just stand idly by, we wouldn’t say ‘This is what it means to be an American. This is the price we pay for being an American.’ We would have done something…..It’s inexplicable, it’s inexcusable, it’s unacceptable.”