Demand that the Walt Disney Company seek a ban on assault weapons in Florida.
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The Walt Disney Company is the largest employer in Florida and wields tremendous influence in the state. Millions flock to their theme parks and resorts every year from all over the world. Disney has the power to influence Florida lawmakers. Florida has some of the most lax gun laws in the United States. We're asking the Walt Disney Company, which does not allow weapons in any of its theme parks or resorts, to go further, to demand action be taken to enhance Florida's laws. Banning the sale of the assault weapon used in the tragic shooting in Orlando, just a few miles from Disney World, that allowed a solitary man to kill so many innocent people, is a sensible place to start. The Walt Disney Company is in a good position to make that happen with their influence. We know for instance, that movie companies and other progressive businesses have recently used their sway and economic clout to turn back discriminatory laws against LBGT people in other states.
Through theme parks, resorts, movie attendance and membership in the Disney Vacation Club, the LBGT community has supported the Walt Disney Company with countless millions of dollars. It is time for the Walt Disney Company to step up and give something back to that community and to our larger society. A clear message of support for the LBGT community after this horrific tragedy would be welcome. The Walt Disney Company needs to say loudly to legislators in Florida- "Ban the sale of assault weapons."
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