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Why many tech companies that embraced social activism have sat out the gun debate

Why many tech companies that embraced social activism have sat out the gun debate

In the aftermath of the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida, many corporations made memorable statements about a long-simmering social issue that yet again exploded into the news.

Retailers like Wal-Mart and Dick's Sporting Goods said they would stop selling guns to customers under 21. Some travel industry companies said they would end discounts for National Rifle Association members, most notably Delta Air Lines, which earned them retaliation from Georgia legislators. And two days before Saturday's March for Our Lives event, Citigroup announced it would set restrictions on the sale of firearms by its business customers.

But Corporate America's response to the gun...

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