In the latest attack on law-abiding gun owners, 4 more retailers announced they would be implementing Walmart’s policy of banning the open carry of firearms in their stores, even in states where “open carry” is allowed.
Walgreens , CVS, and Wegmans announced the new policy Thursday afternoon, following announcements from Kroger on Wednesday and Walmart on Tuesday.
“We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other than authorized law enforcement officials,” Walgreens said in an emailed statement.
“We support the efforts of individuals and groups working to prevent gun violence, and continually review our policies and procedures to ensure our stores remain a safe environment,” CVS said in a statement.
“Kroger is respectfully asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores, other than authorized law enforcement officers,” Jessica Adelman, group vice president of corporate affairs, said in an emailed statement. “We are also joining those encouraging our elected leaders to pass laws that will strengthen background checks and remove weapons from those who have been found to pose a risk for violence.”
This is how they plan to kill the 2nd amendment
This is no accident that 5 major retailers all decided within days of each other to ban firearms in their stores.
I believe this is a coordinated effort by the left to kill the second amendment by banning firearms in stores throughout the country, and stopping the sale of ammunition. Think about it; They don’t have to get rid of the second amendment. If they can get retailers to stop selling ammo, and stop allowing customers to carry inside their stores they have essentially worked out a way to shred the second amendment without ever passing another law.
Walmart pushing Nationwide Retailers to Ban Guns in all retail stores!
Walmart essentially gave all of these smaller retailers cover when CEO Doug McMillon asked other retailers to follow their lead. In McMillon’s memo to Walmart Employees, he encouraged other retailers to act “to make the overall industry safer.”
“We are exploring ways to share the technical specifications and compliance controls for our proprietary firearms sales technology platform,” the CEO said. “This system navigates the tens of millions of possible combinations of federal, state and local laws, regulations and licensing requirements that come into effect based on where the firearm is being sold and who is purchasing it. We hope that providing this information, free of charge, will help more retailers sell firearms in a responsible, compliant manner.”