Investors Ask Banks, Gun Makers, and Gun Retailers to Cut Ties with NRA

Membership specials for the National Rifle Association are available at the organization's booth inside the Conservative Political Action Conference Hub at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 23, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. Earlier in the day U.S. President Donald Trump addressed CPAC, the largest annual gathering of …
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Investors operating under the auspices of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) are asking banks, gun makers, and gun retailers to cut ties with the NRA.

The ICCR statement urging a break with the NRA was signed by investors “representing a total of $634 billion in assets.”

The statement calls on gun makers to “stop the sale, production, design or conversion of military style semi-automatic assault weapons and associated accessories and components, including high capacity magazines, for use by civilians.” It also calls for gun makers to support the institution of background checks for ammunition sales.

ICCR calls gun retailers to “limit gun and ammunition sales to purchasers 21 and over (Walmart, Kroger and Dick’s Sporting Goods have already adopted this policy),” and to stop the sale of toy guns.

It calls for banks to quit doing business with gun makers and/or retailers who do not adhere to ICCR’s requests and also asks banks to “cease the financing or underwriting of gun shows and/or NRA-sponsored events.”

ICCR asks “all companies” to “end commercial relationships and promotional ties with the NRA.”

On March 28 Breitbart News reported that February donations to the NRA tripled after the organization came under attack by the gun control lobby. The Washington Free Beacon reported that the NRA PAC received $779,063 in donations in February versus $247,985 in January.

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