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Petitioning founder / head of Cerberus Capital Stephen Feinberg, Cerberus Capital

Stephen Feinberg, founder / head of Cerberus Capital: Stop selling semi-automatic weapons now + place conditions on FG sale


A Bushmaster rifle is reported to have been used to kill 20 innocent first-graders and 6 teachers in Newtown, CT. If Cerberus simply sells the Freedom Group to a new owner that continues current business practices, it will do nothing to help prevent another tragedy.

Cerberus must:

- Immediately stop the sales of semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity clips to civilians.

- Require any Freedom Group marketing or advertising to be approved by a special board to ensure that it is socially responsible.

- Not simply sell the Freedom Group to the highest bidder, but rather require that a new owner agree to specific conditions, such as to discontinue sales of semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines to civilians. If Cerberus fails to do so, investors should take all possible actions to divest themselves from their holdings in Cerberus and should not make any new investments in Cerberus.

Letter to
founder / head of Cerberus Capital Stephen Feinberg, Cerberus Capital
As the founder / head of Cerberus Capital, owner of the Freedom Group and Bushmaster Firearms, we call upon you to do more than to simply sell the Freedom Group and walk away.

As teachers in California, public employees in New York State, firemen and women, teachers, policemen and women, and other municipal workers and union members whose pension funds are invested in Cerberus, parents, and/or simply concerned citizens, we call upon you to take the following steps:

- Immediately stop the sales to civilians of all Freedom Group semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity clips.

- Require any Freedom Group marketing or advertising to be approved by a special board to ensure that it is socially responsible. (Adam Lanza’s favorite video game, “Call of Duty,” features both Bushmaster and Remington guns.)

- Do NOT simply sell the Freedom Group to the highest investor, but rather require that a new owner agree to specific conditions, such as to discontinue sales of semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines to civilians. If Cerberus fails to do so, investors should take all possible actions to divest themselves from their holdings in Cerberus and should not make any new investments in Cerberus.