With little movement in Congress, gun control advocates are turning to the private sector to drum up support for their cause. A new report from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has found that corporate America is increasingly taking a stance on firearms policy.
Avery Gardiner, co-president of the Brady Campaign, said the shareholder move appears to be unprecedented.
"I'm not aware of any other shareholder resolutions that deal with gun violence ever passing," she told CNNMoney. "They are making this something where they are literally putting their money where their mouth is."
The AR-15 is a weapon that evokes quite a deal of emotion. After every mass shooting in America, it's plastered on the news and hotly debated. But what is it? Why is it a favorite of mass shooters? And how do we talk about it in today's polarized environment? Kyleanne Hunter, the VP of Programs for the Brady Campaign, explains.
"If a police officer is concerned somebody shouldn't have a gun, there's very little an officer can do," said Avery Gardiner, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which advocates for stricter gun regulations
"The manner in which Armslist provides its service makes it a unique conduit for individuals who would not otherwise be eligible to purchase guns to do so." said Kris Brown, the co-president of the Brady Campaign
"Bump stocks should not be available for sale to the general public, and they should never have been allowed to be sold," said Brady Center co-president Avery Gardiner, in a statement. "Bump stocks serve no purpose other than to create the functional equivalent of a machine gun."