What do you think of when you’re shopping at your local Walmart store? Do you think “danger, danger” when you reach the cleaning chemical isle? Do you think “poinous fumes” when walk down the laundry detergent isle? Do you think “take cover” there’s a gun on the shelf and bullets behind glass counters? If you’re like me, you just pass right on by without a thought. But not so with certain groups determined to “control” issues that end up interrupting business and life in general more than it does any good for the local community.
Lives Are In Danger At Your Local Walmart – Really?
The case is Trinity Wall Street v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc, 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 14-4764.
Wal-Mart does not sell guns in all its stores, but has said it is committed to selling them “safely and responsibly.”
Groups submitting briefs supporting Wal-Mart included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable. The church drew support from the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and a group of more than 30 law professors.
The proposal likely would have failed, given that Wal-Mart’s founding Walton family owns roughly half of the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer’s shares.
This first part of the story is brought to us today by Reuters.com
Who was the main group submitting their legal briefs for consideration?
Trinity Wall Street is an Episcopal church that had wanted shareholders to decide whether the big box store’s board of directors “should oversee the formulation of policies and standards on selling products considered especially dangerous or harmful to Wal-Mart’s reputation,” according to Fox Business. While anti-gunners may see some problem, it is just as likely that Wal-Mart’s reputation just went up several notches among firearms enthusiasts who see the Trinity effort as one more strategy by gun prohibitionists.
This second part of the story is brought to us today by the Examiner.
Can you imagine what this would have meant to patrons of Walmart stores across this nation – in every state? Why do certain groups think their issue is above the rest of the nation? Gun controllers insist on their way. 2nd Amendment gun owners leave you to make up your own mind. I’m just glad to know I still have the right to walk around Walmart knowing none of those guns for sale are going to fly off the shelf and hurt me or my loved ones.
We’re certainly happy for Walmart!
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