Indeed. I can't find the thread tonight, but last I read someone being supportive of Walmart's decision, something about, "they're still carrying most handgun ammo; just not AK-47 and AR-15 ammo."
Originally Posted by Bikenut
First, I find that at odds with their official news release:
We’ve previously made decisions to stop selling handguns or military-style rifles such as the AR-15, to raise the age limit to purchase a firearm or ammunition to 21, to require a “green light” on a background check while federal law only requires the absence of a “red light,” to videotape the point of sale for firearms and to only allow certain trained associates to sell firearms.
Today, we’re sharing the decisions we’ve made that go further:
After selling through our current inventory commitments, we will discontinue sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber that, while commonly used in some hunting rifles, can also be used in large capacity clips on military-style weapons;
We will sell through and discontinue handgun ammunition; and
We will discontinue handgun sales in Alaska, marking our complete exit from handguns.
Here's the kicker:
We have also had well-intentioned customers acting lawfully that have inadvertently caused a store to be evacuated and local law enforcement to be called to respond. These incidents are concerning and we would like to avoid them, so we are respectfully requesting that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores or Sam’s Clubs in states where “open carry” is permitted – unless they are authorized law enforcement officers.
They could have said, "...so we are working with law enforcement and managers to ensure everyone is aware of what's considering lawful carry in each locale..."
But, no. They instead adopted Anytown's long-term plan for total eradication of carry.
So, do I blame the kid?
Heck no. I blame Walmart for partnering with Anytown, and I blame Anytown for it's flagrantly anti-Constitutional position.
Keep the focus where it belongs, people.
Thanks for falling right into the traps set out by the anti-gunners to get us bickering, possible aided by covert instigators right here on this forum.
Originally Posted by Wavygravy
Bikenut's not the enemy, either. Anytown is our enemy. By partnering with Anytown, now Walmart is our enemy, or at the very least, certainly not to whom we should support.
They're the real enemy of the Second Amendment. Focus on them.