It looks as though Walmart’s crystal ball is showing a big, beautiful victory for President Trump next week.
Ahead of Tuesday’s election, Walmart officials have made the decision to remove all guns and ammo from shelves. But this isn’t a stunt to cave in to the anti gun lunatics, it’s to prevent rioting looters from making off with the goods. Guns and ammo are still available for purchase, they will just be kept in the back and, hopefully, in a locked and fortified area.
Walmart pulled guns and ammunition from its store shelves as a precautionary measure, following the unrest in Philadelphia this week after police fatally shot a Black man more than a dozen times on Monday.
Both weapons and bullets are still available for purchase in the stores that carry them, but customers will have to specifically request the items as opposed to grabbing them from display shelves.
“It’s important to note that we only sell firearms in approximately half of our stores, primarily where there are large concentrations of hunters, sportsmen, and sportswomen,” a Walmart spokesperson said in a statement Thursday.
“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,” the company added.
The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the story, said Walmart had decided to remove firearms and ammunition “aiming to head off any potential theft of firearms if stores are broken into amid social unrest.”
Walmart has taken similar actions in the past, including earlier this year after George Floyd, another Black man, was killed by police in Minneapolis. Several Walmart stores were damaged during the spate of protests that broke out in that city. And after a shooter in El Paso killed 23 people in a Walmart, the retail giant moved to stop selling ammunition that can be used in semi-automatic rifles and handguns.
They wouldn’t be doing this if they thought Biden was going to win.