By: Brian Evans
On Tuesday, Walmart announced that it would be implementing new gun policies, which will impact the sale of handguns, handgun ammunition, and open carrying in their stores.
Their announcement comes after the recent shooting in Odessa, Texas, which claimed the lives of seven, and multiple injuries! However, the latest shooting in Odessa occurred by a known criminal, who interestingly is not able to purchase guns legally!
Regardless, Breitbart News reported…
The Bentonville, Arkansas-based discounter said Tuesday it will stop selling short-barrel and handgun ammunition, including .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber used in military style weapons, after it runs out of its current inventory. It will also discontinue handgun sales in Alaska, marking its complete exit from handguns and allowing it to focus on hunting rifles and related ammunition only.
“We have a long heritage as a company of serving responsible hunters and sportsmen and women, and we’re going to continue doing so,” according to a memo by Walmart’s CEO Doug McMillon that will be circulated to employees Tuesday afternoon.
In addition, CNBC reported that Walmart is planning to continue to allow concealed carry in their stores, where legal, but they are asking gun owners to refrain from open carry, as Doug McMillon, Walmart CEO stated that…
“We believe the opportunity for someone to misinterpret a situation, even in open carry states, could lead to tragic results. 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.”
In addition, McMillon added that the company has sent…
“letters to the White House” to ask for “common sense measures” on firearms.
He added that
“Congress and the administration should act.”
Walmart is also discontinuing the sale of ammunition for AR-15 and AK-47 style rifles and will cease all handgun sales in the state of Alaska, which is the only state that they still sell handguns.
Already, in August of this year, CBS News had quoted McMillon stating that Congress should reconsider instituting an assault weapons ban, regardless of a report by the DOJ’s National Institution of Justice report, which found that the assault weapons ban didn’t reduce crime at all! Regardless, McMillon stated…
“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.”
However, what Wal-Mart, nor the gun-grabbing leftists who have come to hate the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution refuse to admit, is that gun-control or repealing the second amendment does nothing more than risk the lives of American’s. At best, it means that the murderers have to switch from guns to knives or cars as weapons, but more likely, criminals get the guns illegally anyway, just like illegal drugs, and leave honest Americans vulnerable. The facts don’t phase Progressive-Socialists though, because they whole-heartedly believe in their cause. They will continue to push the narrative that guns kill people, not the criminals themselves. They will declare anyone who opposes their cause ‘racist’, despite the evidence.