Things just got a whole lot worse for law-abiding gun owners as Walmart, the world’s largest firearm and ammo seller, just announced they are enacting a number of anti-gun policies in their stores including a ban on popular ammunition and a ban on open carrying in their stores.
Early Tuesday morning, Walmart announced it would reduce its gun and ammunition sales, ban the sale of .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber ammo, stop selling all handguns, and ban customers from open carrying a firearm in all of its 4,700 US stores.
“It’s clear to us that the status quo is unacceptable,” Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in a memo to employees on Tuesday.
Walmart to add no guns allowed signage to stores in the coming weeks:
“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 on Tuesday. “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.”
McMillon said Walmart’s new policies were implemented because of by the El Paso, Texas, shooting, as well as recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and Midland and Odessa, Texas.
“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,” he added.
Walmart to call police on anyone open carrying in stores
A Walmart spokesman said employees would be taking a “nonconfrontational” approach in carrying out the new anti-gun new policy, but that the stores will contact law enforcement if a customer became disruptive.
“We feel like we are striking a responsible balance between the interests of law-abiding citizens who are exercising their legal rights and the safety concerns of our associates and customers,” Dan Bartlett, Walmart executive vice president of corporate affairs, said on a call with reporters.
“We will treat law-abiding customers with respect, and we will have a very non-confrontational approach,” he said. “Our remaining assortment will be even more focused on the needs of hunting and sport shooting enthusiasts.”
In addition, McMillon said that Walmart will take an active role in anti-gun legislation saying they will be sending letters to the White House and congressional leaders that “call for action” on “common sense” gun safety measures.
“We encourage our nation’s leaders to move forward and strengthen background checks and to remove weapons from those who have been determined to pose an imminent danger,” he said. “Congress and the administration should act. Given our decades of experience selling firearms, we are also offering to serve as a resource in the national debate on responsible gun sales.”
Democrats use Walmart to promote their anti-American policies to disarm law-abiding Americans
The foul-mouthed democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke praised Walmart’s decision but said the move is not enough. “We can’t rely on corporations to stop gun violence,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
The fake Indian, Sen. Elizabeth Pocahontas Warren, D-Mass., wrote on her Twitter account that it was a “good start — but it’s not nearly enough. Walmart can and should do much more. And we need real gun reform, now.”
Millionaire, socialist Bernie Sanders wrote, “I applaud the brave Walmart workers who called on the company to stop selling guns. This is a good step, but we still have a gun violence crisis.”
Walmart to push other retailers to join the anti-gun bandwagon
McMillon said he would also be encouraging 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,” he 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.”
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