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The mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, could prove to be a similar inflection point for gun control, with companies and investors taking up the issue of gun safety and culpability.Of course, the gun control debate in the U.S. is a long and bitter one, shaped by seemingly intractable disagreements over identity as much as policy. Yet the latest mass shooting – in which a 19-year-old opened fire at his former high school with an AR-15 semi-automatic assault-style rifle, killing 17 and wounding 17 more – may serve as yet another tragic but momentous turning point for investors and companies.The reality of mass shootings in the U.S. – together with the teenage Parkland survivors' powerful pleas for common sense gun regulation – seems to have sunk in for many businesses.Blackrock, a $6.3 trillion fund manager, has now established a new approach to gun manufacturers, with investors receiving clear and transparent information about whether they are investing in such companies.U.S. companies, as well as state and municipal governments, have announced plans to meet the commitments made as part of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, despite President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the accord.
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