90 Miles From Tyranny : NRA slams Walmart's 'shameful' change to gun policies

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

NRA slams Walmart's 'shameful' change to gun policies

The National Rifle Association (NRA) in a Tuesday statement slammed Walmart's changes to its gun policies as "shameful" after a mass shooting last month in one of its stores.

"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," the statement said.

"The truth is Walmart’s actions today will not make us any safer. Rather than place the blame on the criminal, Walmart has chosen to victimize law-abiding Americans," the NRA added. "Our leaders must be willing to approach the problems of crime, violence and mental health with sincerity and honesty."

The statement follows a decision by Walmart to end handgun sales, discontinue sales on certain types types of ammunition and ask customers to not openly carrying firearms.

“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,” wrote Walmart Inc. President and CEO Doug McMillon in a letter to associates. “It’s clear to us that the status quo is unacceptable.”

The company will no longer sell short-barrel rifle ammunition, including .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber. It will also sell through the remaining inventory of handgun ammunition and discontinue handgun sales in Alaska, the last state where it has continued to sell handguns.

The policy change and the NRA's response to it follow a shooting at...

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  1. First, ask Dick's Sporting Goods how that's worked for them. Second, say goodbye to the Woodsterman.

  2. I do not open carry anywhere except the range. Let the creeps find out the hard way I have a weapon.


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