WASHINGTON – A group of 145 CEOs from some of the largest companies in America have sent a letter to senators demanding they pass stronger gun control laws, calling firearm violence "a public health crisis that calls for urgent action."
The Uber, Levi Strauss & Co., Twitter and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., among other companies, urges Congress to expand the background checks and "red flag" laws
"We are writing to you because we have a responsibility and responsibility to stand up for the safety of our employees The New York Times, said: "Doing nothing about America's guns?" The New York Times, said
"Gun violence in America is not inevitable; it's preventable. There are steps Congress can, and must, take to prevent and reduce gun violence. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Sen. Joe Manchin, DW.Va., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., Advocated for stricter background checks during a phone call with President Donald Trump and his staff.
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"I want to be clear, the president did not make a commitment to support any particular bill." Toomey told reporters on Wednesday.
The letter follows a spade of recent mass shootings across the co Untry, including Massacre's in El Paso and West Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
The CEOs called on the Republican-controlled Senate to follow the House of Representatives' lead in a measure ago. The bill also passed by the CEOs of Airbnb, Gap Inc, and social network Nextdoor but was missing other.
It comes a little over a week after another business waded into the gun control debate: On Sept. 3, Walmart announced it would no longer sell ammunition in high-capacity magazines and
El Paso shooting, which killed 22 people at Walmart and nearby shopping mall.