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New Trump administration rule limits large banks' ability to turn away business

Jan 15, 2021
Large banks can't deny services to businesses, like gun-makers and oil drillers, just based on what they do.
The rule prohibits large banks from refusing to lend to certain business sectors, after Republicans voiced frustration at what they saw as a reluctance by banks to finance gun-makers and energy firms.
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With COVID-19 comes a surge in gun sales

Apr 13, 2020
The FBI reports that background checks in March were up. Some of those purchasing guns are doing so for the first time.
People wait in line at Northwest Armory, a gun store in Portland, Ore., on March 21, 2020, two days before the governor issued a stay-at-home order.

California restricts ammunition sales

Jul 1, 2019
People who want to buy bullets will have to pass a background check.
A box of .45-caliber ammunition. Buyers in California will be subject to extra checks on ammunition.
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The costly aftermath of a workplace shooting

Jun 26, 2019
Hundreds of employees die in workplace shootings every year. The aftermath is even more costly when companies aren’t prepared for potential violence.
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Texas governor proposes spending over $100 million for safer schools

Jun 1, 2018
President Donald Trump was in Texas Thursday meeting with the families of ten people who were shot to death at a high school in Santa Fe Springs near Houston. Earlier this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott laid out a plan to increase school safety in his state. The $120 million proposal would focus on “hardening schools” […]

Does a company's stance on issues change how you shop?

Do companies need to pick a stance publicly or is that taking politics too far? We want to hear from you.
Citing the recent shooting at Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida, Dick's Sporting Goods announced that it would no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age, no longer sell high capacity magazines, and would no longer sell assault-style rifles at any company owned stored.
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Gun sales and stocks drop as big companies and individuals review investments

Mar 1, 2018
American Outdoor Brands, formerly known as Smith & Wesson, will report earnings after markets close today. The gun-maker’s stock price fell to a five-year low yesterday after Dick’s Sporting Goods said it would stop selling assault-style rifles. After the deadly high school shooting in Florida, many companies and consumers are looking to distance themselves from […]