Press Release

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Applauds Salesforce for Taking Action to Improve Gun Safety  

May 30, 2019 — Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, applauded Salesforce after it was reported the software company would no longer allow retail businesses to use it’s e-commerce services for marketing and selling products if they carry automatic or semi-automatic firearms, along with parts like multi-burst trigger devices, such as bump stocks.

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:

“This action taken by Salesforce is yet another encouraging sign that the corporate sector recognizes the devastating reality of America’s gun violence crisis and is no longer willing to sit on the sidelines. Salesforce is leading with action and understands the role they can play in keeping extremely lethal weapons out of the hands of dangerous individuals. Every day, over 100 Americans are shot to death. The gun violence crisis has reached a point where every family and every community is feeling its impact. Addressing a problem this big requires leaders in every sector of American life asking what action they can take to make our communities safer. I’m proud to see Salesforce taking this step and hopeful that their decision will inspire other leaders to follow in their footsteps.”

The news today about Salesforce follows the announcement from Dick’s Sporting Goods earlier this year that it would stop selling firearms at 125 of it’s stores, part of a larger trend from the business community to make commitments to gun safety, reflecting the growing call from Americans for commonsense gun reform.