Leaders of 145 companies wrote a letter to the Senate Thursday, urging the governmental body to take action on gun safety.
The letter notes recent gun violence in Chicago, Newport News, Virginia and other places, calling it a “public health crisis.” But the leaders also say that gun violence is preventable, and lawmakers can step in to prevent tragedies.
“That’s why we we urge the Senate to stand with the American public and take action on gun safety by passing a bill to require background checks on all gun sales and a strong Red Flag law that would allow courts to issue life-saving extreme risk protection orders,” they wrote in the letter.
Ah, yes, the Red Flag laws that we’ve documented are guaranteed to be abused by assholes out to ruin a gun owner’s life. I’ve posted two examples of abuse in as many days.
Seriously. Has anybody thought of the implications here? What happens if a person is Red Flagged for entirely vindictive reasons?
Will their employer be notified? What happens if their employer finds out and decides that having a Red Flagged person on their staff is a risk, will the employer fire them? Probably.
How will someone who gets fired for a Red Flag be able to get another job? Who would hire someone with an outstanding Red Flag? Even if that Red Flag is eventually expunged, what company would take the risk of hiring someone who had be Red Flagged?
This to me seems to be a great way to make a person destitute and unemployable for a very long time. So when I say “ruin a gun owner’s life” I mean just that.
Maybe that is a feature, not a bug.
So given all that, CEO’s of 145 companies still want to push this system onto us.
Here is the text of exactly what they want:
That s why we urge the Senate to stand with the American public and take action on gun safety by passing a bill to require background checks on all gun sales and a strong Red Flag law that would allow courts to issue life-saving extreme risk protection orders.
A universal background check law that will do nothing to prevent crime because criminals are not going to background check their dealers before they trade a stolen gun for drugs. And Red Flag laws that are rife for abuse.
The list of CEO’s includes all the social media and tech CEO’s that you suspect, as well as quite a lot of financial CEO’s.
I remember when CEO’s were only interested enough in politics to hire lobbyists to give them the leg up in business. This new form of woke capitalism where CEO’s believe that because they are rich and economically powerful, they need to micromanage your lives is very quickly getting tiring.
It’s going to suck when they decide that because of my internet purchase and search history that I’m probably a gun owing Republican and they decide to nuke my cellphone, cancel my credit cards, and foreclose on my mortgage, which I have a feeling the Democrats are going to give them the power to do.
Woke capitalism fucking sucks.