Billionaire Warren Buffett advised companies to refrain from taking a political stance on gun control on Monday, telling them to stop refusing to do business with gun owners.
Berkshire Hathway CEO Buffett said he would not force his own political beliefs on his employees and company leaders after various businesses have expressed intent to re-examine their relationships with gun sellers and the National Rifle Association.
“I think what the kids are doing there is very admirable, but I don’t think that Berkshire should say, ‘We’re not going to do business with people that hold guns,'” Buffett told CNBC.
Buffett added while it’s great for companies to try and do good in society, they should be hesitant to take a political stance on issues.
“I think you should be pretty careful before a company takes a big political opinion,” he advised.
Various companies are now refusing to do business with the NRA in light of the Parkland, Fla., shooting. Airline companies like Delta and United have canceled their discount program for NRA members, saying they would be asking the gun-rights organization to remove their information from its site.
“Delta is reaching out to the National Rifle Association to let it know that the airline will be ending its contract for discounted fares for travel to the association’s annual meeting through Delta’s group travel program,” Delta said in a statement. “The company will request that the NRA remove Delta’s information from its meeting website. ”
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