We applaud Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand for her swift action on announcing a national ban on all military-style semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. These tragedies are preventable, and it’s so important that leadership in government take actionable steps to keep their citizens safe. Learn more about the safety measures New Zealand is adopting at nytimes.com.
We can all agree that children should be safe in school and teachers should be able to focus on educating our young people without fearing for their lives. However, the suggestion that teachers should be armed is complicated and problematic. Read more about why it’s a dangerous path at medium.com.
We’re glad to see Dick’s sporting goods CEO Ed Stack continue to act on his commitment to sensible gun practices. Stack recently signed a letter supporting a universal gun control bill that recently passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and joined the business council of Everytown. We hope more businesses join Dick’s Sporting Goods in taking responsibility for how the products they sell are used out in the world. Learn more at adage.com.