Shirley conner January 9, at 6: Please bring walmart layaways back all year. Also, families with lots of kids or lower income families need to budget their needs. In this economy, a little bit of consideration would be appreciated.
They would furthermore no longer carry AR pattern rifles or any other similar semi-automatic rifle nor high-capacity whatever that means magazines. For those unaware, the chain of stores has nothing to do with the magazine of the same name; one suspects the shared name is no accident.
Kroger and their subsidiary Fred Meyer stores will be enforcing the same policy. The backlash has been swift. Comments sections around the web have erupted with vitriol and profanity. Teeth have been gnashed and garments rent.
Their responsibility is to their shareholders.
To whom or what would they be traitors to? The actual damage our side has incurred is minimal at best. There may be some large regional retailers, but there is no dominant firearms and ammunition seller in the US.
Gander Mountain similarly took in about 43 percent of its annual sales in that period from hunting equipment, of which, again, gun sales were only a fraction.
Have a look at their page on MarketWatch. Sports team jerseys make them more money than guns do. One of their biggest recent spikes in revenue was from selling Eagles jerseys after the Super Bowl.
Also, their corporate policies are set by their executive board. The cascade of human failures that make school shootings such as Parkland possible have nothing to do with ARs being available for purchase.
They have much more to do with sick people being present among us, and those around them — and sometimes the authorities that should know better — not doing something about it before tragedy unfolds.
So stop kidding yourselves. They apparently want to send a good portion of their customers elsewhere, so by all means let them.Sustainable Business provides daily green news from across the world.
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