Unions disinvesting from companies that make guns

It isn't a lot of money ("$11.7 million out of the $155 billion fund"), but it is symbolic and is part of the demonization of people being able to defend themselves.
The nation's largest teacher pension fund took the first step Wednesday toward divesting from companies that make guns and high-capacity ammunition magazines that are illegal in California.
State Treasurer Bill Lockyer made a motion to begin the divestment process after pension fund officials determined that the fund invests in the owner of a company that manufactured one of the weapons used in the Connecticut school shooting. The California State Teachers' Retirement System's investment committee unanimously approved the motion.
"CalSTRS' action targets ammunition clips that turn ordinary guns into killing machines, assault weapons and other firearms that pose extreme dangers to public health and safety," Lockyer said. . . .



Blogger Chas said...

Extreme dangers to public health and safety? No enemies on the left again. So what if government rounds up millions of people and transports them to death camps because they have no effective means of resistance? No danger there?
Those cockamamie commies in CalSTRS have their heads up their asses, and they mean to keep them there. The willful ignorance of former educators, whose ossified minds refuse to change, is a ghastly thing. Is it possible for a liberal to have his mind changed at all, ever? That absolute intransigence seems to be a disease of our modern times, brought on by who knows what in the inscrutable complexity of modern life. In any event, in these troubled times, of one thing people are sure of these days: they need more guns, and the numbers, according to NICS, are staggering. 5 million in November and December alone. For comparison, the US produced 4 million, M-1 Garand rifles for all of WWII. More guns, less crime? 5 million new guns in the past 2 months. We’ll see what happens with crime, those numbers come in much slower.

1/11/2013 4:25 PM  

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