Bite the bullet: It’s time to divest from guns

from Reuters via the New York Times. Gun stocks from Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger have risen even faster than Apple over Obama’s presidential terms

Move your money out of guns. Today.

via The Feminist Wire. Militarized police in Ferguson, MO after the shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer. In recent years, surplus military goods have been sent to local police departments, continuing to prop up the defense industry. See NYTimes, “War Gear Flows to Police Departments.” Meanwhile, the prospect of more warfare sends weapons stocks soaring.

So: if you have money, and you hate guns, take action today. Call your money manager or your pension fund manager and demand that not a single cent of yours go to gun companies. Research socially responsible investing. Start a movement in your workplace to give workers control over institutionally invested moneys. Be an active investor. Vote with your wallet. Say no to guns. Today.

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CEO and Co-Founder @ Germ Network. Previously a Lecturer @ Stanford. Mass culture obsessive. Chicagoan 4eva.

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Tessa Brown

Tessa Brown

CEO and Co-Founder @ Germ Network. Previously a Lecturer @ Stanford. Mass culture obsessive. Chicagoan 4eva.