Levi’s CEO writes open letter on LinkedIn: Leave your guns at home

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Chip Bergh, CEO of popular clothing company, Levi Strauss & Co., penned a heartfelt open letter to customers asking them to leave their guns at home. 

In the letter posted to LinkedIn on Wednesday, Bergh made a plea for Levi customers not to enter stores carrying weapons following a recent incident, in which a gun inadvertently went off in one of the company’s stores, injuring the customer who brought it.

Bergh offered his opinions on the “complex” and “divisive” U.S. debate over gun safety and rights as a former army officer, a father and business leader of a 163-year-old company. Read more…

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People were nuts about guns this Black Friday, FBI data shows

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When Black Friday kicked off the holiday shopping season this year, there was one thing on many people’s wish lists.

Guns were the hot ticket and interest in firearms on America’s biggest shopping day seemed to hit its highest yet. The FBI processed more background checks for gun buyers throughout Black Friday than on any other day, the agency told The Trace.

There were a total of 185,713 checks — the most made in a single day since the FBI’s national instant check system was launched almost 20 years ago. But the huge spike was one almost no one saw coming.

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