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8 Jan 2020

USA: Business Must Act Coalition calls on 29 companies to prohibit guns in their stores & invest in community safety

The Business Must Act Coalition, comprised of 26 civil society groups, believes that American businesses have a civic responsibility to keep their customers and employees safe from gun violence in the absence of US government action on gun reform. In December 2019, the Coalition released the Gun Safety Scorecard which grades 29 companies on their actions in support of gun safety and calls for three actions from large American employers. 

Businesses with a B grade or higher in the scorecard were awarded the Gun Safety Certified mark. These include: Kroger (A); Old Navy (A); Walmart (A); Amazon (B); Costco Wholesale (B); Nordstrom (B); Starbucks (B); Target (B); Trader Joe's (B); and Whole Foods (B).

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre sought responses from the companies graded with C, D, and F scores and invited companies with A or B scores to share additional information about their actions in support of gun safety. Among the A and B graded companies, Starbucks sent additional information, available here. We have included the grades and responses below, as well as which companies did not respond.

7-Eleven, F: Did not respond

Ace Hardware, F: Did not respond 

Applebee's, F: Did not respond

Barnes & Noble, F: Did not respond

Buffalo Wild Wings, D: Did not respond

Chick-fil-A, F: Did not respond

Dollar Tree, F: Did not respond

Dunkin', F: Response received

Home Depot, F: Response received

Hot Topic, F: Declined to respond

Jos. A. Bank, F: Response received

Kohl's, F: Did not respond

Lowe's, F: Did not respond

McDonald's, F: Did not respond

Nike, F: Did not respond

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, F: Were unable to reach

Rainbow, F: Did not respond

T.J. Maxx, D: Response received

Waffle House, C: Did not respond

Company Responses


No Response

Ace Hardware

No Response

Applebee's International (Dine Brands Global)

No Response

Barnes & Noble

No Response

Buffalo Wild Wings

No Response


No Response

Dollar Tree

No Response

Dunkin' Donuts (part of Dunkin' Brands) View Response
The Home Depot, Inc. View Response
Hot Topic

No Response

Jos. A. Bank View Response

No Response


No Response


No Response


No Response

Rainbow Shops

No Response

Starbucks View Response
TJ Maxx (part of TJX) View Response
Waffle House

No Response