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Urge Wall Street Banks & Credit Card Companies to Help End Gun Violence


The American Medical Association recognizes that gun violence has become a national public health crisis in the United States, one that is getting worse rather than better. More than 30,000 men, women and children in our communities die from gun violence and accidents every year. Many of these atrocities make national news and many do not. We need action to prevent all of them.

As students, medical professionals, teachers, and many others mobilize in support of crucial restrictions on firearms, we also need to act as responsible consumers, credit card users, and investors.  

We must use our economic power to confront gun violence. We can urge Wall Street banks and credit card companies to play their role in restricting the availability of accessories that enhance the firing capability of already powerful semi-automatic rifles.

For starters, these financial institutions should add provisions to their merchant credit processing agreements to:

Bar the sale of magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition and accessories like bump stocks that increase lethality; require all purchasers to pass a universal background check; and prohibit gun sales to those under 21 years of age.

Sign the letter with these strong recommendations to the following financial institutions:

    • •    Wells Fargo
    • •    US Bank
    • •    Regions Bank
    • •    PNC
    • •    Morgan Stanley
    • •    J.P. Morgan Chase
    • •    Capital One
    • •    Bank of America
    • •    BB&T
    • •    Visa
    • •    MasterCard
    • •    American Express

Let’s use every strategy we can—including consumer pressure
to stop gun violence and mass shootings.

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