Several Silicon Valley leaders called for increased gun control Tuesday afternoon after a Female at the headquarters of YouTube shot and wounded three people before taking her own life.
Tech firms have mostly avoided the subject of gun control in the United States, but they have pushed for progressive stances on other hot-topic problems, which range from climate change to same-sex union and comprehensive immigration reform. At least three important main executives took up gun control after the shooting.
“We can’t keep being reactive to this, thinking and praying it will not happen again in our schools, tasks, or our community spots,” tweeted Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey. “It’s past time to evolve our policies”
Joining Dorsey have been Uber Technologies CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and Box CEO Aaron Levie, who shipped tweets on Tuesday saying #EndGunViolence and #NeverAgain, two Twitter hashtags widely employed by proponents of gun control.
“On behalf of the group in @Uber, sending assistance to everyone @YouTube and @Google, and gratitude to the heroic first responders,” Khosrowshahi tweeted. “Another tragedy that should push us again to #EndGunViolence”
Emergency calls reporting gunfire at San Bruno, California, in the headquarters of Alphabet Inc’s YouTube began to pour in early Tuesday afternoon, according to the town of San Bruno. Authorities have not released the identities of the suspected shooter or even the sufferers.
The tweets on Thursday could be a sign the Silicon Valley may soon weigh in about the outbreak of mass killings by firearms in america.
“Incredibly sad to see that the YouTube shooting today,” Levie tweeted. “Our thoughts are with our Google friends and their families. #NeverAgain”
“There are no words to explain just how dreadful it was to have a busy shooter @YouTube now,” Wojcicki said. “Our deepest gratitude to law enforcement & first responders for their quick reaction. Our hearts go out to those injured & impacted today. We will come together to heal as a family.”
Other tech leaders voiced sympathy for those employees of YouTube on societal media on Tuesday without referencing gun control.