Wal-Mart Sells Out Handgunners
Wal-Mart Nanny State Madness
In a move announced today the nations leading retailer Bentonville, Arkansas based Wal-Mart announced it will stop selling handgun ammunition immediately. The chain has been slowing stepping back from it’s support of the 2ndamendment in the last few years with this series of events.
Mid 1990’s: Stopping selling handguns in all states except Alaska
Mid 1990’s: Stopped selling handgun ammunition to anyone under 21
2015: Stopped selling “assault weapons” in their stores
2015: Raised the minimum age to buy any firearm to 21.
2019: Announces it will stop sales of all ammunition that can be used in a handgun
2019: Makes open carry a reason to be kicked out of their stores even in states where open carry is legal
The retail giant claims that they sell 2% of all firearms sold in the United States and account for 20% of all ammunition sold. The goal of the company is to lower it’s market share to between 6-9% which will make companies like Bass Pro Shops and Sportsman’s Warehouse very happy. There is no doubt that other retailers will pick up to support the 2ndAmendment and shooters everywhere since Wal-Mart capitulated to the nanny state enthusiasts.
Some gun owners are good some are bad ?
Wal-Mart CEO Doug McKinnon has said the following statements in support of more regulation and an assault weapons ban.
“We’re encouraged that broad support is emerging to strengthen background checks and to remove weapons from those who have been determined to pose an imminent danger,”
AND How about this classic line
“We believe the reauthorization of the Assault Weapons ban should be debated to determine its effectiveness in keeping weapons made for war out of the hands of mass murderers.”
McKinnon also went on to explain the Wal-Mart intends to engage congress in support of enhanced background checks, magazine restrictions and other as yet to be determined changes. So in other words Wal-Mart has officially become anti sport shooting and anti self defense in this writers opinion.
The company has repeatedly said that they support hunters and sportsmen and the sport of hunting and harvesting game animals. This “support” and I use that loosely helps to drive a wedge between hunters and sports shooters, it’s a classic version of “Us vs Them”. This support for hunters however is under attack from groups such as The American Federation of Teachers and Mothers Demand Action who are still calling for Wal-Mart to remove firearms sales entirely.
We agree that violence and senseless deaths are a tragedy and a problem in the world, but criminals don’t follow laws, that’s why they are CRIMINALS and not law abiding citizens. Rules and regulations like what Wal-Mart is endorsing only makes people less capable of defending themselves, their loved ones and their homes and property.
Wal-Mart Priorities: Drugs and Booze Beat Out Self Protection
I find this all rather humorous since Wal-Mart is so concerned about our safety but still sells alcohol and painkillers with regularity but somehow bullets that MAY or MAY NOT be used in a handgun are so scary they have to stop selling them. What about rifles that use handgun rounds like the .22 Long Rifle, .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum and countless others ? The entire pistol caliber carbine community really from grandpa’s old lever action .44 magnum to your new MP5 clone. Wal-Mart made it very clear this time. They don’t care about anyone who owns a handgun and they don’t want your business.