Twitter, the GAP, 143 Other Businesses Press Congress for Gun Control

A man displays an anti gun violence sign during a March for our Lives Rally at Fairfield Hills Campus, in Newtown Connecticut on August 12, 2018. (Photo by KENA BETANCUR / AFP) (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Twitter, the GAP, and 143 other businesses, sent a September 12, 2019, letter to Congress asking elected officials to pass more gun control.

The letter, published by the New York Times, is a push for court orders to seize firearms, as well as for universal background checks.

The missive says:

As leaders of some of Americas most respected companies and those with significant business obligation to stand up for the safety of our employees,customers, and all Americans in the communities we serve across the country. Doing nothing America’s gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable and it is time to stand with the American public on gun safety.

The letter is signed by 145 companies, included Bain Capital, Credit Karma, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Doordash, GAP, Levi Strauss & Co., Pinterest, Reddit, Royal Caribbean, Twitter, Uber, and Yelp.

The letter comes after Walmart, Kroger, Walgreens, and Meijer all adopted prohibitions against customers openly carrying firearms, even in states where the open carry of guns is legal.

Walmart made clear it would send a letter to the White House, asking for more gun control, and Kroger asked Congress to pass more gun laws.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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