Not My Jeans! Levi Strauss Enters the Anti-Gun Debate

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It’s getting hard to keep up with all the left wing companies attempting to “stop gun violence” – and going about it all the wrong ways. The latest is Levi Strauss & Co, makers of blue jeans. Their CEO, Chip Bergh, has decided to offer $1 Million in grant money over 4 years to help stop gun violence – and they’ve started to partner with Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown” along with calling for stricter gun laws, according to Blue Lives Matter.

“You may wonder why a company that doesn’t manufacture or sell guns is wading into this issue, but for us, it’s simple. Americans shouldn’t have to live in fear of gun violence. It’s an issue that affects all of us—all generations and all walks of life.” Chip Bergh

The company plans to allow their employees to use their 60 hours per year volunteer time to be anti-gun activists. Oh, joy, more Social Justice Warriors.

“We have a gun violence epidemic in America, and companies like ours—that operate in American communities—can no longer watch from the sidelines. Although LS&Co. has taken some action to support gun-violence prevention over the last two decades, we believe there is a bigger role that business can play in effecting real change. Through our newly established Safer Tomorrow Fund and involvement in the Everytown Business Leaders for Gun Safety coalition, we hope to catalyze others to join us and be part of stemming gun violence in this country.” Levi spokesperson to the Washington Free Beacon

Here’s a question: Levi Strauss has had financial difficulties off and on for several years. The company is not publicly traded on the stock Market in the US, but is owned by members of the Strauss family. At one point they attempted to go public, but ended up buying back their stocks. They are publicly traded in Japan. How does this move help them with finances?

Thanks, but no thanks. I’ll stick to my Wranglers or Riders. Let’s just skip the politics on clothing ok?

 

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