The NRA Strikes Back After Walmart Dramatically Caves and Goes Anti-Gun
Walmart announced on Tuesday that they are dramatically scaling back from ammunition sales. They also are demanding that shoppers not lawfully carry openly in states where it is legal.
Walmart said on Tuesday that they will no longer sell handgun ammunition and the sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition. Walmart also announced they will no longer sell handguns in Alaska.
In addition, the largest retailer in the world no longer wants customers to openly carry firearms in stores where “open carry” is legal unless they are a law enforcement officer. CNBC reports:
Walmart said it won’t be changing its policy for customers who have permits for concealed carry. And it will be adding signage to stores in the coming weeks to communicate the updates.
“We believe the opportunity for someone to misinterpret a situation, even in open carry states, could lead to tragic results,” CEO Doug McMillon said in a memo distributed to employees. “We hope that everyone will understand the circumstances that led to this new policy and will respect the concerns of their fellow shoppers and our associates.”
“We’ve also been listening to a lot of people inside and outside our company as we think about the role we can play in helping to make the country safer,” the CEO added. “It’s clear to us that the status quo is unacceptable.”
McMillon said he will also be sending letters to the White House and congressional leaders, asking for action on “common sense measures.” He’s calling on the government to “strengthen background checks and to remove weapons from those who have been determined to pose an imminent danger.”
“Congress and the administration should act,” he said.
The NRA struck back Tuesday afternoon, “It is shameful to see @Walmart succumb to the pressure of the anti-gun elites. Lines at Walmart will soon be replaced by lines at other retailers who are more supportive of America’s fundamental freedoms.”
“It is shameful to see @Walmart succumb to the pressure of the anti-gun elites. Lines at Walmart will soon be replaced by lines at other retailers who are more supportive of America’s fundamental freedoms.”
— NRA (@NRA) September 3, 2019
I for one will be at the other retailers who more supportive of America’s fundamental freedoms.