Smith & Wesson Rejects Push By Anti-Second Amendment Shareholders

Smith & Wesson Rejects Push By Anti-Second Amendment Shareholders

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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 won’t 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 company’s reputation and bottom line. “The Company’s reputation as a strong defender of the Second Amendment is not worth risking for a vague goal of improving the Company’s 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 […]

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