The California State Teachers Retirement System, like CalPERS, is backed by the full faith and credit of the taxpayers of the formerly great state of California. They have about $400 million invested with Cerberus at this time. Cerberus is a principal owner of Bushmaster, the people who made the (legally purchased and owned) semi-automatic rifle carried by the dingdong who killed all those people in Newtown. CalSTRS is seriously considering dumping what might otherwise be considered a good investment out of political correctness. It might turn out to be a moot point as it seems likely that Cerberus will dump the investment itself. Never the less I admit it bothers me that my personal money is being placed at risk on the altar of political correctness.