Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is among those demanding Walmart stop its sale of firearms following a series of shooting incidents last week and over the weekend in Mississippi, Texas, and Ohio.
The Massachusetts Senator tweeted: “Companies that sell guns have a responsibility to the safety of their communities. @Walmart is one of the largest gun retailers in the world. The weapons they sell are killing their own customers and employees. No profit is worth those lives. Do the right thing—stop selling guns.”
Companies that sell guns have a responsibility to the safety of their communities. @Walmart is one of the largest gun retailers in the world. The weapons they sell are killing their own customers and employees. No profit is worth those lives. Do the right thing—stop selling guns.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) August 9, 2019
Several other people are pushing back against the calls for Walmart, one of the largest brands in the country, to change its manner of business because of some crazed madmen took deranged actions.
Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard defied the Democratic talking point when she told a group of supporters that she thought it ought to be Walmart’s decision—and not outside pressure that dictates their policies.
“That’s up to Walmart,” Gabbard said when asked if the company should stop selling firearms.
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And here's video of me asking Tulsi Gabbard if Walmart should stop selling firearms. She told me, "That's up to Walmart." pic.twitter.com/wc8raETXWZ
— Francesca Chambers (@fran_chambers) August 10, 2019
Several people supported the reasonable response, Twitchy reports:
The correct answer. https://t.co/NaxqMJVE7m
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) August 10, 2019
But … isn't it? https://t.co/qC8B94yUmq
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) August 10, 2019
Several others criticized her decision to oppose the anti-gun calls:
Wrong answer, Tootsie. https://t.co/SWkuVpxWBo
— Hillary Is Coming! (@HillaryIsComing) August 10, 2019
And like that she falls down the ladder. https://t.co/rat5WMDKif
— 🖌HarleyQuinnStan_SportsRant🎙 (@Cutrolosophy) August 10, 2019
Immediately following the 2018 shooting incident at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed, it was learned the person responsible for the shooting purchased at least one of their firearms at a local Dick’s Sporting Goods. This resulted in the company changing its policies concerning firearm sales.
Dick’s CEO Ed Stack said his company would stop selling guns to buyers under the age of 21-years-old (while the national age to purchase some firearms is 18). The company also decided to stop selling more tactically-styled weapons from its stores altogether.