Following the shooting that occurred at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, in which a woman shot and injured three people before killing herself, tech companies have begun coming out of the shadows and speaking out about gun control.
“It’s beyond time to evolve our policies”, tweeted Twitter Inc and Square Inc CEO Jack Dorsey. His cries for justice involved his insistence that, “we can’t keep being reactive to this”, assuming that thinking and praying it will not happen at other schools, jobs or community spots is effective.
Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and Box Inc CEO Aaron Levie followed suit, tweeting out the hashtags #NeverAgain and #EndGunViolence, both being popular go-tos for many advocates for gun control.
The tweets sent out by major players in the tech industry might be indicative of a new wave of vocal and financial support for the already-growing crowd of gun control advocates, which has exponentially grown since the shooting Parkland, Florida.