America’s largest retailer is removing firearms and ammo due to concerns of violent backlash to election results.
In a statement to the Associated Press on Thursday, Walmart said, “We have seen some isolated civil unrest and as we have done on several occasions over the last few years, we have moved our firearms and ammunition off the sales floor as a precaution for the safety of our associates and customers.”
We’ve seen the looting of a Walmart in Philadelphia recently in the wake of a police-involved shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., a black man. Wallace was holding a knife, did not obey officers who told him to drop it, and was approaching police when he was shot.
— Preston Phillips (@PrestonTVNews) October 28, 2020
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The Daily Mail article cites the “mostly peaceful” riots in Philadelphia as well as the ones following the death of George Floyd as examples of the “civil unrest.”
The discounter said the items remain available for purchase by customers. The company does not have a date for when it will place the guns and ammunition back on the shelves, a spokesman added…
…Last year, Walmart stopped selling handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition while requesting that customers not openly carry firearms in its stores, even where state laws allow it. The company then also ended the sale of handguns in Alaska, the only state where the discounter had sold them.
Retailers have been on edge after raiders earlier this year smashed windows, stole merchandise and, at times, set stores ablaze in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Portland and other U.S. cities.
Source: Daily Mail
Stores in Washington, D.C., Beverley Hills, Boston, St. Louis, San Fransisco, and Chicago, have boarded up their windows in preparation for rioting following the results of the election. Some cities have planned to block off access to streets with high-end shops, or are ready to do so if things go south quickly.
While the Media (D) complains about “rightwing violence” and that conservatives are fanning the flames of a second civil war, it’s the left that has been rioting in the streets. It’s the left that is planning a “mass mobilization” to “protect democracy” if President Trump wins Minnesota.
But you won’t see that on the Media (D).