Anti-Gun Catholic Nun Aims To Take Out The Gun Industry

Wow… Like the Catholic Church doesn’t have enough troubles. :roll_eyes:

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Anti-Gun Catholic Nun Aims To Take Out The Gun Industry

Story by Andrew Sanders • 53m
Liberal activists are planning to sue the board of a major US gun manufacturer, alleging that the company’s sale and promotion of AR-15 rifles violated its fiduciary duty and exposed shareholders to unnecessary liability.

This move is part of a broader trend of using the legal system to target gun manufacturers under the ESG (environmental, social, and governance) movement.

The plaintiffs, including anti-gun activist Sister Judy Byron, are calling for companies to review their operations and take action on public safety concerns related to gun violence.

The lawsuit follows pressure on other gun manufacturers to develop safer guns.

Liberal activist shareholders allege that the board of Smith & Wesson “knowingly allowed the Company to become exposed to significant liability for intentionally violating federal, state, and local laws through its manufacturing, marketing, and sales of AR-15 style rifles and similar semiautomatic firearms.”

Sister Judy Byron, an anti-gun activist that helps wealthy activists use their money to influence social change in companies that need capital, is leading the plaintiffs.

Byron recently drafted a statement from the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, where “investors representing $634 billion in assets” called for pressure on gun manufacturers and companies associated with them “to review their operations, supply chains and policies and take meaningful action on this public safety concern.”

“While we believe that sensible gun control legislation and enforcement is needed to help halt the wave of senseless gun tragedies, progress has been stalled at the federal level in large part due to an aggressive NRA lobby,” the statement said.

“Corporations, therefore, have an important role to play both to ensure that they are not indirectly complicit in these lethal events, and in advancing the solutions that may help prevent them,” continued the statement.

“While the business case for companies to reduce their exposure to this issue is clear, the moral case for action grows more urgent each day. We therefore ask companies to carefully reflect on how their operations, business relationships, supply chain policies, marketing practices and public voices might be used to counter gun violence and foster safer communities,” advised the group.

“When I say that I’ve always been interested in social justice, it isn’t just to know about it and be aware of it, but to bring about change and bring about justice,” said Byron.

“We’re looking to change the system,” she added.

The complaint argues that Smith & Wesson be held “liable for breaching their fiduciary duties by knowingly allowing Smith & Wesson to violate various federal, state, and local laws through its manufacturing, marketing, and sales of AR-15 Rifles.”

Despite previous rejections from stockholders, the activists are pushing for accountability and change within the system.

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Being a Nun she should be the first person to state that it’s a human problem and not an inanimate object problem.

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FBI plant, anyone?

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Naaa… That would be admitting that the church has failed in its teachings. :thinking:

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I think the current Pope is doing that all by himself

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Who me??? NOOO… Drat, I have been found out. :angry:

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Hummmm. Nothing fishy there.

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Liberation theology in the 21st century

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I am all for it if it causes more people to be responsibly armed. I am against it if it causes less people to be responsibly armed. I guess the proof is in the details.
Is there an article to go with it?

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The same story as posted at the top. :roll_eyes:

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These people that keep saying there is a GUN VIOLENCE PROBLEM just don’t seem to understand that it ISN’T A GUN VIOLENCE PROBLEM BUT A HUMAN VIOLENCE PROBLEM. And they also seem for not understand that a gun is JUST A TOOL USED BY A PERSON. AND THAT IT CANNOT DO ANYTHING BY ITSELF BECAUSE IT IS A TOOL THAT A PERSON NEED TO MAKE WORK OR DO SOMETHING JUST LIKE A HAMMER, CLUB, BALLBAT, OR AX ARE JUST TOOLS THAT ARE USED TO DO A JOB. but these ANTI-GUN PEOPLE/GROUPS just don’t understand this fact.

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I respectfully disagree partly. Human gun violence is not a problem when it stops criminal human gun violence.

Shove it, sister. It’s Pearl Harbor Day.

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'nuff said brother Kevin! (No need for me comment another word) Thank You.

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BTW, the original article has a stock picture of a couple nuns. And nothing at all against them. But here is the real Sister Judy Byron. She – am I using the the correct pronoun, sister?? – is out of Seattle. BIG surprise.

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Thanks’ Kevin. :+1:

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There is absolutely no reason for the FBI to plant anyone to argue for laws, or regulatory prohibitions that are anti-AR-15 or other similar platforms. There are plenty of people who hold those positions all by themselves. Even if the FBI were anti-2A and I don’t see any evidence for this, it would be needlessly risky to engage in this kind of agent provocateur behavior. There would be massive institutional risk for no reward. Why bother planting anyone in this case?

I don’t know if I am reading this wrong. I don’t see evidence of the sister being anti 2A or anti responsibly armed.

It sounds like she is just anti-AR-15 and would like these companies to either stop selling them, alter their marketing, etc.

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