Faith-based groups combine to engage in ‘shareholder activism’ against gun manufacturer

Faith-based groups combine to engage in ‘shareholder activism’ against gun manufacturer
S&W 9mm, YouTube

[Ed. – Catholic groups aren’t the only ones that do this, but the timing here seems especially bad.  In general, there is a real priorities problem in much of Christianity today, with an emphasis on politics and “social justice” instead of tending hearts and minds on biblical principles.  Emphasis added by Beth Baumann.]

A group of 11 Catholic groups came together to purchase stock in Smith & Wesson. The group purchased 200 shares, the minimum number required to for shareholders to demand reports from the company. Now, they want the gun manufacturer to provide a report that details what the company is doing to promote “gun safety measures” and “produce safer gun and gun products.”

According to an SEC filing, which is submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), here’s what the group wants to see from Smith & Wesson:


The resolution asks American Outdoor Brands Company (AOBC) to report on activities underway to mitigate the risks that its products may be misused in criminal acts of gun violence. 

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