Walmart made one decision about guns that could destroy the store
Walmart is the largest retailer in the United States.
But now the company is in serious jeopardy.
And that’s because Walmart made one decision about guns that could destroy the store.
Walmart CEO Doug McMillan panicked in the face of gun-grabbers protesting the store on social media and announced Walmart would no longer sell ammunition for handguns or rifles.
The company also banned customers from open carrying in their stores.
The company, America’s largest retailer, said it will stop selling handgun ammunition and “short-barrel rifle ammunition,” such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber, that can also be used on assault-style weapons after selling all of its current inventory. Walmart (WMT) will also stop selling handguns in Alaska, the only state where it still sells handguns. And Walmart will request that customers no longer openly carry guns into its 4,700 US stores, or its Sam’s Club stores, in states that allow open carry.
“It’s clear to us that the status quo is unacceptable,” Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in a memo to employees on Tuesday.
However, Walmart will continue to sell long barrel deer rifles and shotguns and much of the ammunition for those guns. The company sells guns in about 3,900 stores. Walmart will also continue to allow concealed carry by customers with permits in its stores.
McMillon said Walmart’s changes were prompted by the El Paso, Texas, shooting, as well as recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and Midland and Odessa, Texas.
This cowardly decision came in the face of intense pressure on the Left for Walmart to impose corporately enforced gun control after mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.
Gun owners reacted in anger and threatened to boycott Walmart over a decision that invites killers and madmen to target customers who are now defenseless.