The nuns have spoken... literally.
Sturm Ruger shareholders voted Wednesday to require the gun makers board of directors to create a report “on the company's activities related to gun safety measures and the mitigation of harm associated with gun products,” according to internal Sturm Ruger documents.
The board of directors must provide “evidence of monitoring of violent events” that are associated with the sale of their firearms along with methods of producing safer guns. The report must also address the companies “reputational and financial risks related to gun violence in the U.S.”
Colleen Scanlon, senior vice president and chief advocacy officer for Catholic Health Initiatives, pushed for the study. Catholic Health Initiatives is a major shareholder in American Outdoor Brands which is the parent company of Sturm Ruger.
“We as shareholders are saying that gun violence is significant enough that you, as a gun company, need to address what your responsibility to gun safety is,” Scanlon told CNNMoney.
Catholic Health Initiatives along with 11 other religious organizations that own stock in Sturm Ruger drafted the proposal.
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