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Remington to file bankruptcy.
Sturm Ruger cut 700 jobs last year..
Gun sales dropped over $600 million in 2017.

World's largest asset manager BlackRock puts gunmakers on notice after #Parkland school shooting: no more business as usual
And just in: insurer Chubb says will stop underwriting NRA insurance for gun owners
(h/t @MichaelSkolnik) #BoycottNRA
.@LifeLock owner @Symantec and insurer @MetLife end ties with the NRA,
Full list of companies that have ended partnerships with the NRA in response to #BoycottNRA movement…
"The most valuable person in world of consumer business is an 18 year old. Their recent galvanization has made the NRA very uncool and an easy target for firms wanting to say to the most important cohort 'Hey, we get it, and are with you" #BoycottNRA…
.@Delta and @United Airlines cut ties with the @NRA, the latest major companies to do so following the #Parkland school shooting #BoycottNRA…
Vista Outdoor, one of the US' largest ammunition manufacturers and the maker of an AR15-style assault rifle, is facing a consumer boycott of its bicycle brands Bell, Giro and Camelbak over its support of the @NRA
GOP poll in Florida shows overwhelming support for an assault weapons ban, including a majority of Florida gun owners
#WeCallBS #GunReformNow #MarchForOurLives…
Investing giant Blackstone Group issued an urgent request to outside fund managers over the weekend to detail their ownership in companies that make or sell guns ASAP
"Financial firms, especially those who lend to or invest in gun makers, are contending with the issue ..

Gun makers & sellers are likely to face increased pressure from both large shareholders & advocacy groups during this year’s proxy season"
"Shared responsibility": Bank of America will ask clients who make assault rifles how they can help end mass shootings like last week’s massacre at a Florida high school
(h/t @williamlegate) #BoycottNRA
"Thoughts and prayers are not enough .. We deeply believe that this country's most precious gift is our children. We must keep them safe"

@DICKS Sporting Goods ends sales of assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines, lifts gun-buyer age to 21…
Open letter from @DICKS Chairman and CEO:

"We have tremendous respect and admiration for the students organizing and making their voices heard regarding gun violence in schools and elsewhere in our country.

We have heard you. The nation has heard you"…
Once again, as after Charlottesville, corporate leaders have taken a strong moral stand - at the risk of hurting their bottom lines - while religious leaders remain silent.

Where are the supposedly "pro-life" @Franklin_Graham, @Paula_White, @JerryFalwellJr et al on gun violence?
"The announcement [by @DICKS], taken 2 weeks after the #Parkland shooting, is one of the strongest stances taken by corporate America in the national gun debate. It also carries symbolic weight, coming from a prominent national gun seller" #NeverAgain
"Only 1 product is beyond the govt’s reach when it comes to defects and safety: firearms. Not even the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms can get defective guns off the market. If a gunmaker chooses to ignore a safety concern, there’s no one to stop it"…
.@Walmart will stop selling guns and ammunition to anyone under 21 years of age and remove toys and airsoft rifles from its stores that resemble assault-style weapons #NeverAgain
Georgia GOP extortion threat against @Delta over its decision to end @NRA discounts prompts efforts to lure the airline to other states and jeopardizes Atlanta's bid for @Amazon HQ2…
Kroger to stop selling guns and ammunition to buyers under 21 at its Fred Meyer stores in response to the #Parkland school shooting
This is bullshit.

National Parks Service @NatlParkService denies permit for #MarchForOurLives gun-control rally for the National Mall due to scheduling conflict with a unidentified ‘talent show’
#StudentsStandUp #NeverAgain…
"It is the job of companies that manufacture and sell guns and ammunition to work towards common sense solutions": REI suspends contract With Vista Outdoor over gun sales
#NeverAgain #StudentsStandUp…
"Our decision was not made for economic gain and our values are not for sale": @Delta CEO unbowed despite losing jet fuel tax break in Republican reprisal for NRA decision
#BoycottNRA #StudentsStandUp…
That NRA discount program Delta ended, triggering the Georgia GOP @GaRepublicans hissy fit?

Only 13 Delta passengers have ever bought tickets with an NRA discount.
"In the wake of [the #Parkland] shooting we have reviewed our policy on firearm sales, and we will no longer be selling guns or ammunition to anyone under the age of 21":

@LLBean becomes 4th major retailer to raise minimum age for gun purchases
"Florida state senators briefly approved and then rejected a 2-year moratorium on the sale of AR-15 assault rifles.

The amendment passed on an unrecorded voice vote .. it was then reconsidered and overturned by a roll call vote of 21-17"…
“We just want to create a community where people feel at ease, where they do not feel threatened, and we just don’t see guns fitting into that equation":

@Bumble dating app bans gun images, donates $100,000 toward #MarchForOurLives
Florida Senate votes 20-18 to raise the age to buy a firearm from 18 to 21, require a 3-day waiting period for gun purchases, ban sale and possession of bump stocks, and strip classroom teachers from proposal to arm school personnel #StudentsStandUp…
Orvis, the 162-year-old retailer known for hunting, fishing and sporting goods, follows Walmart and Dick's in raising age for gun sales to 21 #NeverAgain…
"I thought she would at least give us her "thoughts and prayers," but she refused to even meet/speak with students. I don't understand the point of her being here": #Parkland students slam @BetsyDeVosED visit to #StonemanDouglas as a publicity stunt…
Defying the #NRA, Florida House passes new rules to impose 3-day waiting period and raise purchasing age to 21 for long guns
#NeverAgain #StudentsStandUp
Eight students, including 3 minors, arrested protesting for gun control outside @SenateMajLdr McConnell’s DC office (later fined $50 and released) @aletweetsnews @FordFischer
"We're not just talking about some person, we're talking about losing a part of our future. Our hearts are heavy"

17yo Courtlin Arrington killed in Huffman HS shooting; she had already been accepted into college and dreamed of becoming a nurse #NeverAgain…
Standing ovation for the #MSD kids – you did this.

Almost 1 month after the #Parkland school shooting, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a bill that includes the first significant gun restrictions in the firearm-friendly state in decades #NeverAgain…
The tide has officially turned.

"The law marks a major shift for a state known as a laboratory for gun rights legislation": Florida governor defied his longtime #NRA allies to sign into law a new set of gun regulations
"As February gave way to March, two points were proved about the gun-control debate: first, that cynicism about it was not unfounded; second, that, even as the #Parkland students advocated, the violence would not stop"
#NeverAgain #MarchForOurLives…
"To the students of Marjory #StonemanDouglas High School, you made your voices heard. You didn't let up and you fought until there was change."

Florida governor signs landmark gun legislation (and the gun industry lobby #NRA promptly sued) #NeverAgain…
“Their right to own an assault rifle does not outweigh our right to live. The adults have failed us. This is in our hands now, and if any elected official gets in our way, we will vote them out.” – Student Matthew Post at US Capitol on #NationalWalkoutDay
Long overdue. after the NRA has spent years aggressively fighting precisely these kinds of reasonable gun safety measures.

If not for the bravery and persistence of the #Parkland students & the #NeverAgain movement, this never happens. The tide has turned
"What he said he loved most about guns was not the hunting, or the culture, or even the thrill of pulling a trigger.

It was the way that holding a weapon in his hand could make him feel in control when so many other aspects of his life did not"
This is why they #MarchForOurLives : politicians more offended by strong language than children being slaughtered in schools.

A student called his congressman @MarkAmodeiNV2 to ask for gun control — and was suspended for cursing #NeverAgain #VoteThemOut…
Two weeks after deciding to stop selling guns and ammunition to those under the age of 21, Kroger’s superstore chain Fred Meyer plans to exit firearms business entirely
#NeverAgain #MarchForOurLives
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