(Thomas Dishaw) The war on guns continues in this country as the number one retailer, Walmart, will no longer be stocking modern sports rifles, such as the AR-15, nor semi-automatic shotguns with a magazine capacity of seven or more rounds .
Walmart claims the move was not political, even though “representatives” took meetings with then Attorney General Eric Holder in 2013 to discuss their stance on guns.
Over the years Walmart has continued to betray gun owners as Time Magazine reports:
Back in 2006, Walmart stopped selling guns at a third of its stores, citing a lack of demand and “diminished customer relevancy.” Instead, it replaced firearms with other sporting goods like home fitness and exercise products. According to a 2006 New York Times article, this move coincided with florist Dublin shift away from rural areas and toward cities and suburbs.
But when the recession hit in 2009, even “everyday low prices” couldn’t keep sales from slumping. Walmart experienced seven straight quarters of same-store sales declines in the U.S., triggering the retailer to expand its product selection. Among the additions: fishing rods, craft and sewing supplies, and guns.