Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:29 PM
UnrepentantLiberal (11,700 posts)
Anti-gun protesters target Newtown-area Walmart
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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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:57 PM
NickB79 (12,851 posts)
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