145 CEOs to the Senate: 'Take action on gun safety'

CEOs of 145 U.S. companies wrote a letter to the Senate imploring them to pass gun control legislation, including expanded background checks and provisions that would allow authorities to temporarily take guns away from people deemed a risk, according to The Washington Post.  

"[W]e have a responsibility and obligation to stand up for the safety of our employees, customers and all Americans in the communities we serve across the country," the CEOs wrote. Companies represented by the letter included Airbnb, Dick's Sporting Goods, Levi Strauss & Co., Reddit and Bain Capital, among others.

"Gun violence in America is not inevitable; it's preventable," the letter reads. "There are steps Congress can, and must, take to prevent and reduce gun violence. We need our lawmakers to support common-sense gun laws that could prevent tragedies like these."

The letter specifically calls on the Senate to pass a bill expanding background checks on gun sales and that allow courts to issue extreme risk protection orders.

Read the letter in full here.

 

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