The executive director of the Tennessee Firearms Association wants all gun owners in the state to know about what he calls “Walmart’s increasing anti-gun stance.”
In a column posted on the TFT website Tuesday, Executive Director John Harris said Walmart is no longer “a truly ‘American’ store.
“Even worse – if that is possible – all gun owners should know that Walmart has openly stated that it is now in ‘partnership’ on gun control issues with Everytown for Gun Safety which appears to be one of Michael Bloomberg’s ‘shell’ gun control entities that pushes for sweeping gun bans and Red Flag laws!” Harris wrote.
“So, what is Walmart telling Americans? It is saying it is now in partnership with the gun control fanatic – Michael Bloomberg – and the various corporate shells that he apparently creates to hide his participation in the gun control and gun abatement movement from the public.”
As ABC News reported Tuesday, Walmart officials announced they will limit the sales of guns and ammunition at their stores. The store will also discontinue sales of certain types of rifle ammunition.
People on the left side of the police aisle were elated with Walmart’s choice.
On his Facebook page Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Democrat representing Tennessee’s Ninth Congressional District, praised Walmart’s decision.
“Kudos to Walmart, the world’s largest gun retailer, for working to protect their customers and reduce access to certain guns and ammunition,” Cohen wrote.
“When will NRA backed politicians realize that no amount of money can justify inaction? We are in the midst of a gun violence epidemic.”
Harris said on the TFA website that Walmart “increasingly adopts policies designed specifically to make it harder for Americans to purchase firearms, to purchase ammunition, to purchase firearms accessories, and even to carry in its stores.”
“Walmart now proudly proclaims on its own website that it is a ‘charter member’ of the ‘Responsible Firearms Retailer Partnership’ which was co-formed by Walmart, ‘Everytown for Gun Safety’ and Michael Bloomberg’s ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’” Harris wrote.
“Walmart knows or should know that ‘Everytown for Gun Safety’ is an American nonprofit organization which advocates for gun control and against gun violence. Everytown was founded in 2006, combining Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Everytown for Gun Safety is largely financed by Michael Bloomberg, who also founded the group.”
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