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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:29 PM

 

Anti-gun protesters target Newtown-area Walmart

Source: Reuters

 

DANBURY, Connecticut (Reuters) - Gun-control advocates, including the mothers of two victims of mass shootings, gathered at a Wal-Mart store near Newtown, Connecticut, on Tuesday to call on the country's largest retailer to stop selling assault weapons.

About 50 people - many calling themselves proud gun owners and loyal Wal-Mart customers - presented a petition at a Wal-Mart in Danbury that is 8 miles from the Newtown elementary school where a gunman opened fire one month ago, killing 20 first graders and six educators.

"Wal-Mart has a choice," said Adam Bink of the Courage Campaign, one of the groups organizing the rally. "Wal-Mart doesn't sell pornography because they feel it's inappropriate for communities. We believe assault weapons aren't appropriate for communities because they make our communities unsafe."

The petition, signed by nearly 300,000 people, was presented in Wal-Mart's parking lot to store manager John Ruggieri, who wore a green ribbon honoring the Newtown victims.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/15/us-usa-guns-walmart-idUSBRE90E12520130115

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Reply Anti-gun protesters target Newtown-area Walmart (Original post)
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 OP
Bay Boy Jan 2013 #1
NickB79 Jan 2013 #2
regjoe Jan 2013 #6
onehandle Jan 2013 #3
Skittles Jan 2013 #5
Skittles Jan 2013 #4
jpak Jan 2013 #7
davidpdx Jan 2013 #8

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:49 PM

1. What does Walmart sell that even

resembles an assault weapon?

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Response to Bay Boy (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:57 PM

2. Some of them actually do sell AR-15's

It's become such a popular rifle over the years that even Walmart couldn't say no to all the money to be made.

You can find the nearest Walmart to your location and have them order one for you: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sig-Sauer-M400-with-Prismatic-Scope/21677320

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:04 PM

6. Cool, thanks

 

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Response to Bay Boy (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:58 PM

3. Yawn. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:01 PM

5. there's just an endless stream of them

them and their NRA talking points zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Response to Bay Boy (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:01 PM

4. GUNS ARE FAMILIY VALUES!!!

GO USA!!!

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:18 PM

7. Ouch!

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:58 AM

8. Great to hear

People in action.

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