Resolution Passes at AOBC Shareholder Meeting!
As previously reported, Metro IAF leaders gathered in Chicago, Cleveland, and Connecticut to listen in on the virtual shareholder meeting of American Outdoor Brands Corp (AOBC also known as Smith & Wesson) on Tuesday, September 25th. Working with our allies at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, the Do Not Stand Idly By campaign backed a resolution calling on the company to report to its shareholders in 2019 on the liability and repetitional risks of its products being used in incidents of gun violence and on its efforts to research and develop safer gun products and technologies. See additional press links below:
Resolution Passed by AOBC Stockholders
Metro IAF leaders gathered in Chicago, Cleveland, and Connecticut on Tuesday to listen in on the annual shareholder meeting of American Outdoor Brands Corp (AKA Smith & Wesson). The Do Not Stand Idly By campaign has worked with the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) to create support for a shareholder resolution requiring the company to report in 2019 regarding the use of its products in gun violence and on the development of safer gun technology.
See reporting from the Chicago Sun Times and WNPR Radio.
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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