Elon Musk Takes Sides in the Gender Identity Debate

The CEO of Tesla intervenes more and more in all societal debates and does not hesitate to take controversial positions

The CEO of Tesla thus uses his Twitter account, which has nearly 98 million followers, to express himself both on urgent matters and on hot societal issues.

For several months now, the billionaire entrepreneur has taken a stand on almost all the debates dividing the country.

Recently, it was on the issue of guns that Musk spoke out after the mass shooting that killed nineteen children and two adults, in a school in Uvade, Texas, on May 24.

Unlike his many big boss peers, Musk hasn't been shy about calling for gun control even though he lives in Texas and Tesla now has his headquarters there.

"Assault rifles should at minimum require a special permit, where the recipient is extremely well vetted imo," Musk, 50, said on Twitter on May 26.

"How about a middle ground, where the licensing standard for semi-auto rifles is a driver’s license, age 21 and no rap sheet?" Musk suggested

"Basically, what is a reasonable way to make it harder for people with homicidal impulses to obtain body count maximizing weapons?"