- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 12, 2019

The CEOs of 145 companies signed a letter Thursday urging the Senate to pass gun control laws that they say would help prevent and reduce gun violence.

The letter, first reported by The New York Times, includes signatures by the CEOs of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Gap and Royal Caribbean, among many others. It asks that Congress members pass a bill that requires background checks on all gun purchases as well as a “strong Red Flag law” that they say would allow courts to issue “life-saving extreme risk protection orders.”

“These proposals are common-sense, bipartisan and widely supported by the American public. It is time for the Senate to take action,” the letter said.

Signers of the letter included the CEOs of well-known companies such as Twitter, Uber, Levi Strauss, Lyft, Pinterest, Reddit, Shutterstock and Yelp, as well as other lesser-known businesses.

The new push for stricter gun control laws comes after a wave of mass shootings in Texas, California and Ohio.

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