Walmart: Keep your promises!

Assault weapons have no place in our communities. Help us tell Walmart: Time to show you care about children and families by stopping your sales of all assault weapons and high-capacity magazines like those used in the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings.

Why Walmart? It’s the largest gun dealer in the country, and the guns and ammunition on its shelves have already contributed to  gun violence around the country. When Jared Lee Loughner shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 other people in Tucson two years ago this month, he bought his ammunition at a Walmart. Blaec Lammers, the young Missouri man arrested last November for planning to open fire at a screening of Twilight, had purchased an AR-15 and 400 rounds of ammunition at a Walmart.

Walmart has, in the past, indicated a willingness to help curb assault weapons sales. In 2004, Walmart assured U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Dianne Feinstein that it would not sell assault weapons in their stores, on their websites, or through their "special-order" catalogues.

Walmart needs to keep its promises and stand by our nation's children and families.

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Dear Walmart: Stop selling military-grade assault rifles and the types of high-capacity magazines used in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.


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    Help me stand up to Walmart!
    Can you believe Walmart still sells assault weapons? And that Walmart is actually the largest gun dealer in America??

    In 2004 Walmart told our country's leaders that they'd stop selling assault weapons but nine years and many mass shootings later, Walmart still hasn't stopped.

    Join me and sign on to this petition asking Walmart to keep their promises, protect our children and stop selling assault weapons!

    http://action.momsrising.org/sign/Walmart-Weapon/?source=taf

    Thanks!

    -Friend

    P.S. There's more details in the email below from MomsRising.

    -------------------Forwarded Email Below-------------------------

    Walmart has banned music with explicit lyrics,[1] but continues to sell assault weapons like those used in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.

    Ridiculous.

    Walmart carries a full range of assault weaponry that has recently included the Bushmaster AR-15, which was used in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting of 20 children.[4, 5] It was also used to kill the 12 people in an Aurora, CO, movie theater last summer; and the 10 people in the 2002 sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington, D.C. area for almost a month.[6] This gun is designed to take down as many targets as possible.

    Assault weapons have no place in our communities. Help us tell Walmart: Time to show you care about children and families by stopping your sales of all assault weapons and high-capacity magazines like those used in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.

    http://action.momsrising.org/sign/Walmart-Weapon/?source=taf

    Why Walmart? It’s the largest gun dealer in the country, and the guns and ammunition on its shelves have already contributed to gun violence around the country. When Jared Lee Loughner shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 other people in Tucson two years ago this month, he bought his ammunition at a Walmart.[7] Blaec Lammers, the young Missouri man arrested last November for planning to open fire at a screening of Twilight, had purchased an AR-15 and 400 rounds of ammunition at a Walmart.[8]

    Assault weapons have no place in our communities. Help us tell Walmart: Time to show you care about children and families by stopping your sales of all assault weapons and high-capacity magazines like those used in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.

    http://action.momsrising.org/sign/Walmart-Weapon/?source=taf

    Walmart has, in the past, indicated a willingness to help curb assault weapons sales. In 2004, it assured U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Dianne Feinstein that it would not sell assault weapons in their stores, on their websites, or through their "special-order" catalogues. [9] In 2008, it made a deal with Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) to adopt tougher rules for selling assault weapons.[10] But gun sales soared after the election of President Obama, helping to turn Walmart into the largest gun retailer in the country,[11] and Walmart never delivered what it promised.

    Walmart needs to keep its promises and stand by our nation's children and families.

    Assault weapons have no place in our communities, and Walmart needs to keep its promises. Tell Walmart: Time to show you care about children and families by stopping your sales of all assault weapons and high-capacity magazines like those used in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.

    http://action.momsrising.org/sign/Walmart-Weapon/?source=taf

    It’s past time for Walmart’s bosses to reconsider the effects of the company’s policies on our children, our communities, our country, and on the world. We can’t wait until the next mass shooting like Sandy Hook for Walmart to take those assault weapons off the shelves.

    Together, we’re a powerful voice for children, moms, women, and families,

    - Gloria, Ruth, Kristin, Claire, Sarah and the entire MomsRising team


    [1] http://www.walmart.com/cp/Music-Content-Policy/547092
    [2] http://abcnews.go.com/Health/guns-wound-30-percent-kids-study-finds/story?id=14741514#.UOso7rbZ1ak
    [3] http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_04.pdf and www.demandaplan.org/issues
    [4] http://abcnews.go.com/Business/bushmasters-disappearing-stores-newtown/story?id=18008427#.UOxgL7Z9nbg
    [5] http://www.thenation.com/article/171808/how-walmart-helped-make-newtown-shooters-ar-15-most-popular-assault-weapon-america#
    [6] Ibid.
    [7] http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703779704576074080255720732.html
    [8] http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57551315/police-arrest-mo-man-planning-mass-shooting-at-breaking-dawn-screening-walmart/
    [9] http://www.schumer.senate.gov/Newsroom/record.cfm?id=264943&&year=2004&
    [10] http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/html/media-center/pr007-08.shtml
    [11] http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/11/24/4437011/gun-sales-soar-again-after-presidential.html

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