Warren is taking a controversial stance on gun manufacturers, which he was defending on Saturday.
Warren still believes his earlier remarks to be true, saying it is “ridiculous” for Berkshire Hathaway to not do business with gun manufacturers. Buffet also said he refuses to impose his political views onto either the conglomerate’s business operations or its investment decisions.
During a Q&A session at the conglomerate’s annual meeting, a shareholder spoke up against Buffet’s unwillingness to divest from firearm businesses and manufacturers.
Pressure has been mounting on Buffet to change his views ever since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14th.
However, Buffet continues to stand his ground. As he said to CNBC, “I don’t believe in imposing my views on 370,000 employees and a million shareholders. I’m not their nanny on that.”
The shareholder found the answer surprising, and was hoping Buffet misspoke. However, Buffet went on to say that he does not believe in pushing his political views and agenda onto the activities of his company.
“I don’t think that we should have a question on the GEICO policyholder form, ‘are you an NRA member?,’ you know, if you are, you just aren’t good enough for us.”
Buffett added: “If you get into which of our companies are pure and which ones aren’t pure, I think it will be very difficult.”
Buffet also said he is an outspoken fundraiser, and was a supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.
However, Buffet also said they have never made any political contributions at the parent company level.