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Mayor Nutter Proposes Economic Principles to Pressure Firearms Industry
cbslocal.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Paul Kurtz

Posted on 01/15/2013 9:56:09 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On this, the one-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook school massacre in Connecticut, Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter has announced a code of corporate conduct — to be known as the “Sandy Hook Principles” — for gun and ammunition manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.

The list of 20 principles includes stopping the sale, production, design, and conversion of assault weapons for use by civilians, and conducting background checks for all gun and ammunition sales or transfers.

The mayor is asking all cities, states, and institutions that hold investments with companies involved in the firearms business to adopt the Sandy Hook Principles and make those companies do the same.

“Once a company is notified that its operations are subject to the Sandy Hook Principles, that company must endorse and adhere to the principles within the time determined by the appropriate authority,” the mayor said, “or economic disinvestment actions will commence.”

Later this week, Nutter will introduce a resolution at a meeting of the US Conference of Mayors, of which he is president, to review the principles. And next week, city solicitor Shelley Smith will ask the city’s pension board to endorse and adopt the principles and begin notifying companies that are subject to them.

If a company rejects the principles, Nutter says, the City of Philadelphia should not support that company with its investments.

The mayor is hoping this idea will sprout into a nationwide movement, much like the Sullivan Principles helped get rid of the apartheid regime in South Africa. The Sullivan Principles outlined a human rights and equal opportunity code of conduct for companies doing business with South Africa.


TOPICS: US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 01/15/2013 9:56:21 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

More like the Nutter Principles.


2 posted on 01/15/2013 10:02:02 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

He can go blank himself.
Those libtards will be the death of us.
Let them rule over their own libtard cities.


3 posted on 01/15/2013 10:05:55 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
...the “Sandy Hook Principles”...

Another commie 'RAT lib dancing in the blood of the murdered school children while singing, Exploit! Exploit! Exploit! Nutter is a pig.

4 posted on 01/15/2013 10:07:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (HealthCare IS NOT a right. The RIGHT to keep and bear arms is.)
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To: onyx
He can go blank himself.

They will ban blanks next.

Right after they pass the Barney Fife Law that limits us to one bullet that we must keep in our pocket and register with the Sheriff.

5 posted on 01/15/2013 10:10:28 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Precisely!


6 posted on 01/15/2013 10:23:42 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

I say we nip it in the bud!
Nip Liberalism! Nip it!


7 posted on 01/15/2013 10:33:32 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I concur!
L&L.


8 posted on 01/15/2013 10:36:59 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Nutter is nuts!

I could walk safely in No. Philadelphia, Broad and Diamond, during the day time and not get bothered by the drug dealers.

West of Broad Street looked like a war zone when I visited Temple Un. in 1980. Haven’t been back except for one tourist visit.

Philadelphia is a Democrat crime cesspool. Let them kill each other off. The only way to control crime in the “City of Brotherly Blood”.


9 posted on 01/15/2013 11:52:55 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m okay with that. I can pick up a lot of stock at a great price if the leftists are artificially lowering their valuation. As for actually following those silly rule - no way. I will boycott any gun or ammo manufacturer or dealer who gives in to the extremists on the far left.


10 posted on 01/16/2013 3:10:12 AM PST by Pollster1
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