AIM has joined an audacious campaign to curb gun violence led by our regional affiliate the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation (Metro IAF). This campaign, launched by the faith leaders and citizens who Metro IAF network, is based on two simple premises:
- We can’t end the plague of gun violence in America until the manufacturers of guns make safety and responsible sales among their highest priorities.
- The companies that step up to lead in these areas will thrive. They’ll tap a growing demand for safety, and expand their market share among major public-sector gun buyers.
Citizens, law enforcement leaders, public officials and investors are working together to ask gun manufacturers to lead their industry by:
- Creating first-rate networks of dealers that meet high standards of security, record keeping and cooperation with law enforcement.
- Bringing child-proof, theft-proof guns to market – along with a variety of other gun safety technologies.
Montgomery County has joined the effort. The County Executive, County Council, Sheriff, and Chief of Police have all signed onto a Request for Information sent to the largest gun manufacturers asking for more information on gun sales.