Bob Iger Speaks Out About Gun Control Responsibility On Sandy Hook Anniversary

Bob Iger Speaks Out About Gun Control Responsibility On Sandy Hook Anniversary

Bob Iger Dia Dipasupil/Getty Former President Barack Obama , Disney CEO Bob Iger and Matthew McConaughey joined together in New York Tuesday to condemn and lift up solutions to the continuing issue of gun violence on the 10th anniversary of the school shooting in Sandy Hook. Speaking at the Sandy Hook Promise Benefit, a night honoring an organization started by parents of the victims that trains students and adults to know the signs of gun violence, Iger said preventing shootings before they happen “should be among our highest priorities.” The recently reappointed Disney CEO was honored for his support of gun reform and the organization’s Start with Hello initiative, which works to combat social isolation. “As a grandfather, as a father, as CEO of The Walt Disney Company, I believe there is no greater or more important task than ensuring the safety and well-being of our children,” Iger said. “Those of us who are in positions to affect change, whether it’s by influencing laws of shaping culture or supporting organizations on the frontlines, I think we have an extra responsibility,” he added. The evening held special poignance for Obama, who recalled Dec. 14, 2012 as the “single darkest day” of his presidency and spoke of his despair at the lack of congressional action that followed. He later recited the names of every child and adult killed during the Sandy Hook shooting. “Perhaps the most bitter disappointment of my time in office, the closest I came to being cynical, was […]

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