Ninety-five members of the Writers Guild of America have signed a letter sent to the guild’s board of directors urging that it divest from gun companies and any companies that support the NRA.

The letter, sent to the Board Tuesday, warns “Gun violence enabled by the ready availability of military grade weapons, has become one of the biggest threats to the safety and security of the American people.” The letter continues, “We urge the WGA and the WGA Pension Plan to divest of all stocks of any gun or ammunition manufacturer, and any company that provides material support to the gun industry lobbying organization called The National Rifle Association, whether through donations, deductions or other means (e.g. Federal Express), until such time as sensible national gun reform legislation is passed.”

It is signed by 95 members of both WGA West and WGA East.

You can read the letter in full below:

April 3, 2018

To WGA Board of Directors:

Gun violence, enabled by the ready availability of military grade weapons, has become one of the biggest threats to the safety and security of the American people. We urge the WGA and the WGA Pension Plan to divest of all stocks of any gun or ammunition manufacturer, and any company that provides material support to the gun industry lobbying organization called The National Rifle Association, whether through donations, deductions or other means (e.g. Federal Express), until such time as sensible national gun reform legislation is passed.

Sincerely,

Douglas J. Eboch
Megan Abbott
Nick Antosca
Valerie Alexander
Nick Antosca
Simran Baidwan
Jack Bernstein
Joy Blake
Ken Blankstein
Matteo Borghese
Justin Boyd
I. J. Boyd
Steven Brandon
William H. Brown
Frank Cardea
Hank Chilton
Steve Chivers
Brendan Clifford
Alan R. Cohen
Colin Costello
Cindy Davis
Timothy Dowling
Matthew Federman
J. Michael Feldman
Joshua Fialkov
Graham Flashner
Jeff Forsyth
Kate Gersten
Lee Goldberg
Sarah Goldfinger
Clifford J. Green
David Hoselton
Sam Humphrey
Sandi Johnson
Richard Kahan
Aubrey Karr
Joy Kecken
Matt Kirsch*
Curtis Kheel
Marshall A. Knight
Lisa Kors
Ken Kristensen
P. Carter Kristensen
Dennis Lehane
Ken Levine
Matthew Lieberman
Stephanie Liss
Christopher Lovick
Chris Luccy
Marcos Luevanos
Corinne Marrinan
Shauna McGarry
Mike Metz
Nicole Mirante
Michael Mohan
Jose Molina
Doug Molitor
Laura Moran
Karen Bloch Morse
Patrick Moss
Aisha Muharrar
Ron Osborn
Hollie Overton
Sophie Owens-Bender
Will Pascoe
Harley Peyton
Jesse Peyronel
Jeff Poliquin
Ivan Raimi*
John Rogers
Jenni Ross
Kristen SaBerre
Mehar Sethi
John Sherman
Matthew Shire
Spiro Skentzos
Kat Smith
Jared Stern
Adam Stein
Karen Stillman
Karen Struck
Tatiana Suarez-Pico
Phoef Sutton
Beth Szymkowski
Carol Tenney
Arthur Tiersky
Danny Tolli
Rob Turbovsky
Hayley Tyler
Noelle Valdivia
Flint Wainess
David Weddle
Matthew White
John Whittington
Rob Wright
Moises Zamora

*WGA East