Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence member group Moms Demand Action (MDA) unveiled a new corporate accountability action this week. Noting that moms and women account for nearly 80% of all household spending, MDA is asking that they spend their money at businesses that support gun sense. That means using our money to put pressure on businesses not to partner with the gun lobby, not to sell assault weapons, and not to allow guns on their premises regardless of what state laws permit. And of course to say thank you to business that support gun sense by spending our dollars their instead.
So who is on MDA lists? We’ll start with the good guys: Peet’s Coffee & Tea, IKEA, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Square, and Comcast all have policies that help prevent gun violence. Say thank you by shopping with them!
On the other hand, Starbucks, Walmart, Cabela’s, Wyndham, and National Car Rental have policies that favor the gun lobby at the expense of American safety.
“Moms have learned a lot about the lax gun laws in America since the mass shooting of 20 elementary school students in Newtown, and now we’re learning about weak corporate gun policies that endanger our children,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “For example, many moms are unaware that if they take their children to a Starbucks in a state that allows open carry of guns, their children may be standing next to a customer who has a loaded weapon.”
Find out more about these companies and get involved in the push for corporate gun sense today!