The Guns Down Billboard FundMay 9, 2018
After the shooting in Parkland, Florida, Bank of America announced that it would stop financing companies that make military-style assault weapons for civilian use.
But Bank of America moved forward in providing critical financing to gun-maker Remington, the company responsible for manufacturing the assault-style rifle which killed 20 children and 6 adults in the Sandy Hook school shooting. On May 18th, a shooter used a Remington gun to kill 10 people at Santa Fe High School in Texas.
Bank of America’s financing helped make guns more readily available to mass murderers and we’re ready to hold the Bank accountable for its irresponsible investments. Guns Down is designing billboards to make sure that everyone in Bank of America’s hometown knows what they’ve done. But the billboards will cost thousands and we’re going to need your help to get them up as soon as possible.
Click here and give to the Guns Down and help us get our billboards up!
We must push Bank of America to establish a new paradigm for corporate leadership in helping move us toward a future with fewer guns. The Bank must break ties with all gunmakers and work to get guns off the streets (many of which got there because of its financing).
Click here to read an op-ed from Guns Down’s Director, Igor Volsky, on how Bank of America can start working to help reduce gun violence in America.