Salesforce is Standing Up for Gun Control By Banning Companies From Doing This

02:55 06/02/2019

Software company Salesforce CRM  is making a bold move against gun violence. The company is banning companies that use its software from selling certain types of firearms.

Software has recently updated its policy to include the ban and a company spokesperson confirmed the change to CNBC. It was a Washington Post report that first revealed the update to the company's policy.

Chief Executive Marc Benioff has been vocal with his position on gun control and in 2018 took to Twitter to write, 'The AR-15 is the most popular rifle in America. Ban it.'

Salesforce had updated its policy in early April to bar customers that sell a range of firearms, including automatic and certain semi-automatic firearms, 3D printed guns and even blueprints for such guns.

“After carefully reviewing similar policies in the industry and discussing with internal and external stakeholders, we updated our policy,” the Salesforce spokesperson said. “The change affects new customers and a small number of existing customers when their current contracts expire.”

Other companies have made similar moves when it comes to gun control, such as Amazon and eBay, who have banned the sale of firearms on their platforms.
It was also not too long ago that Salesforce said it hired a chief ethical and humane use officer, Paula Goldman, to “develop a strategic framework for the ethical and humane use of technology across Salesforce.'

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