NRA gets mad at Walmart for exercising its constitutional decision to stop ammo sales
Walmart got the world's attention today when it announced that it was discontinuing sales of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition.
It's also asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms, even in states where "open carry" is allowed.
The store had experienced two "horrific" shootings at its stores this summer.
The move is causing a heap of praise on the company from pretty much everyone:
"This is a good start—but it's not nearly enough. Walmart can and should do much more. And we need real gun reform, now." Elizabeth Warren responded.
"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. Mitch McConnell must stop his cowardice, stand up to the NRA and allow Congress to pass common sense gun safety legislation." Bernie said.
Joe Biden wants to do more, too:
"This is an important step by Walmart, but we must go further. If we want to end our gun violence epidemic, we must start by passing universal background checks and banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. It's your turn to act, Senate Republicans."
The National Rifle Association was perhaps the only party that didn't like the news, releasing the following statement today regarding Walmart's decision:
"The strongest defense of freedom has always been our free-market economy. It is shameful to see Walmart succumb to the pressure of the anti-gun elites. Lines at Walmart will soon be replaced by lines at other retailers who are more supportive of America's fundamental freedom. The truth is Walmart's actions today will not make us any safer. Rather than place the blame on the criminal, Walmart has chosen to victimize law-abiding Americans. Our leaders must be willing to approach the problems of crime, violence and mental health with sincerity and honesty."
Of course, the NRA doesn't think its "shameful" that they just weighed buying their CEO Wayne LaPierre a $6 million mansion in Dallas even though his salary is around $5 million each year.