Skip to comments.Smith & Wesson Rejects Push by Anti-Second Amendment Shareholders
Posted on 02/10/2019 8:03:49 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
The latest strategy of gun control activists is to force gun manufacturers to consider their social impact by buying stock in those companies and mobilizing shareholders to demand they study the concept.
The group called Adrian Dominican Sisters, led by a nun named Sister Judy Byron, is part of the Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investments, an anti-Second Amendment activist group. Their latest target was American Outdoor Brands Corporation (AOBC), which owns Smith & Wesson. The company was forced to do a study, which was released late Friday, but the results likely wont make the nuns happy.
In their report, AOBC defended itself against critics of the Second Amendment, writing, Specific terms sometimes are used to craft a narrative in support of those agendas. For example, phrases such as gun violence are used to create a perception that the presence of a gun, in itself, somehow creates the conditions for violence.
Moreover, the report takes swipes at liberal groups trying to tarnish the companys reputation and bottom line.
The Companys reputation as a strong defender of the Second Amendment is not worth risking for a vague goal of improving the Companys reputation among non-customers or special interest groups with an anti-Second Amendment agenda, the report reads.
AOBC is one of two firearm manufacturers the activists bought stock in for the expressed purpose of forcing a dialogue with the companies about what they are doing to ensure the safety of children and communities whose lives may be at risk because of their products.
One of the areas the activist nuns wanted addressed was the idea of smart guns, weapons that can only be fired by one user. AOBC called this flawed technology in the report, saying they would continue to monitor its development.
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Again, members of official Catholic church organizations are screwing up society for everyone else.
There was a reason Catholicism was banned in the early colonies.
Don’t tell Salvation that.
Buy stock in a company to be taken seriously in attempting to push policy that drives down market share for the product.
These people are insane.
All they have to buy is one share and they get to go to the shareholder meeting.
Neither of unatic liberals who buy firearm manufacturer stock for political purposes,
nor those who who are aligned with them will never be satisfied until only criminals own guns & are completely free to terrorize the entire USA.
That is liberalism run amok as usual.
Would this be akin to an anti gun fanatic buying a lifetime membership in the NRA just so they can say not everyone that is a member likes guns?
As other posters have noted
THESE PEOPLE ARE NUTZ!!
Actually these people are psychopaths. Very smart and devious. Devoid of morals and principles.
The sisters need to consider their social impact as part of today's Catholic Church. They have become part of the problem.
Maybe we should buy one share of the Catholic Church and begin to demand the demilitarization of the Vatican's arms room.
I bought a little of their stock before the 2016 election. I figured if Hillary got elected I’d at least make some money. Well I’m glad I didn’t buy more stock. It tanked. LOL
“Gun control” and “gun safety” are fraudulent euphemisms for deliberate, knowing criminal facilitation and enablement. The vast majority of mass shootings were deliberately encouraged and enabled by “gun free” zones. The whole, vile thing is a pure evil communist, totalitarian movement explicitly designed to facilitates and enable a communist takeover of the United States along with its inevitably following starvation and mass murder. Now, in our hour of greatest need, we need the Second Amendment more than ever before.
Maybe we should buy one share of the Catholic Church and begin to demand the demilitarization of the Vatican’s arms room.
More important, we need the defrocking and total humiliation of Bergoglio, the pure evil, utterly vile, Islamist terrorist facilitating, anti-Catholic, communist, homosexual false “pope” and the total cleansing of the Church of his accomplices.
I spit on anyone who proposes such a policy. No matter who they are.
Hardy har har flippin har. They buy small amounts of stock. Their forcing a dialogue is submitting a shareholder proposal for the annual meeting Most of that stuff comes with a management recommendation of against.
Vast numbers of individual holders ignore their ballots. Its highly unlikely they would ever get enough stock or holders to vote for their proposals to make a difference. The little nuns havent invented anything new.
The classic example of this sort of behavior is/was a woman who was notorious for buying the minimum amount of stock to be able to submit proposals. Ford was a favorite target of hers. Most boards of directors and institutional share holders regarded her as a nuisance.
This irritates me greatly.
The “Caucus” has been quiet lately.
Unless they are going to disrupt the meeting. Otherwise it takes more than one share to submit proposals, even touchy-feely ones.
It reminds me of anti-smokers who screech about smokers and tell people how wonderful their Altria and Philip Morris stock is performing.
Where do we sign up and is it as expensive as Berkshire Hathaway stock?
Catholics have been good enough to fight, bleed, and die for this country since the revolution.
I don’t know that Catholicism has anything to do with it, as much as radical progressives infiltrating all sorts of places they don’t belong.
As for Anti-2A shareholders, sell your shares and walk away.
I have been hankering for a Model 649.
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