The story is a pretty straight forward one. In South Bend Indiana, Wal-Mart has come under fire by Citizen’s United for Better Government (not to be confused with Citizen’s United) for selling tactical shotguns and rifles that they say would not be used for hunting.
The City Council agreed and came to Wal-Mart demanding that they pull these weapons from their store. Wal-Mart capitulated. The South Bend Wal-Mart has pulled all long guns with the term tactical attached and will block any future shipment of them to the store and limit the hours in which it sells ammunition.
Now, not only do I fault Wal-Mart for folding under the auspices of “community safety” I also fault them for signing an agreement in 2011 with the City Council stating that no tactical shotguns would be sold with to begin with.
Due to this agreement, perhaps Wal-Mart had no choice to respond as they did, but that only means they bowed to the demands of gun grabbing politicians to begin with and only now has it been made public.
Now, as the old saying goes, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. So when some anti gun, rights infringers start bawling about the mean scary gun at Wal-Mart in a sound vacuum where they are the only voice, city councils and businesses think that it is in their benefit to do as the gun grabbers demands.
This is why constant vigilance is needed on the part of Second Amendment patriots. We cannot let such actions go unnoticed or unchallenged. Simple thing to do? Give Wal-Mart a call at their corporate office (or write a letter) and let them know that the capitulation to gun control zealots in South Bend Indiana has not gone unnoticed. And please, be polite.