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CEOs Can Spark Gun Law Changes


Dr. Kara Alaimo, a public relations professor in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, writes on CNN.com about Dick’s Sporting Goods’ decision to stop selling assault-style rifles and require gun buyers to be at least 21. She notes that if more CEOS followed this lead, “they’re likely to not just boost their businesses, but also finally catalyze the changes in gun laws that are so long overdue in America.” The decision from the sports retailer follows the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people, sparked a national movement for stricter gun control, and compelled about a dozen companies to cut business ties with the National Rifle Association.

Dr. Alaimo is the author of the best-selling Pitch, Tweet, or Engage on the Street: How to Practice Global Public Relations and Strategic Communication, and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations.

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