The letter, issued on Thursday, urged Senate leaders to expand background checks on gun sales and enact stronger "red flag" laws aimed at removing weapons from people who are thought to be dangerous to themselves or others.
"it is totally unacceptable to make no secret of the gun violence crisis in the United States, and it is time to focus on gun safety with the American public," the heads of the companies wrote in a letter. Amazon,appleFacebook, Google andMicrosoft 公司总部所在地：美国 主要业务：软件 No comments were received.
The letter came after massive shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, which killed 32 people and injured more than 40 others. Since then, the public debate on gun control has intensified. Democratic presidential candidates have taken action, and the U.S. House of Representatives has passed bills to address some of the issues raised in Thursday's letter, including background checks and the Red Flag Act.
It is unclear whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google or Microsoft will join the debate more substantially. Tim Cook (Tim Cook), Apple's chief executive, has previously said that the US legislature has done nothing on gun violence. Facebook has also set restrictions on weapons and weapons fittings of a machineAdvertising rules.
Apple and Google are also working in their respective offices to address gun violence. In 2016, an Apple employee committed suicide by shooting in the company park. Last year, a disgruntled YouTube video creator shot and killed three people in the company's office before committing suicide.