After reading about the "Let's suck up to Bloomberg and his friends, and screw the customers" nonsense from Wally World(Sebastian has a lot on it), I decided to write. I was polite, but did tell them that that's what I thought this was: trying to buy favor from politicians by selling out customers. And I just got what seems to be the canned response they've put together:
Wal-Mart understands its role as a leading, responsible retailer in the U.S. and is making strides to strengthen its already existing security processes to help combat illegal gun activity in the communities we serve. Wal-Mart has a long and proud history of offering the products hunters and outdoorsmen want and need and that will not change.
It is important to note that these procedures should not impede law-abiding citizens from purchasing firearms at our stores that sell them. These processes merely provide us, as a retailer, an additional mechanism to assist law enforcement when illegal activity occurs.
We are hopeful these enhanced processes with help from law enforcement and other retailers committing to do the same can make a positive difference in our communities.
So the Wal-Mart response is "If you're an HONEST citizen, you won't mind us giving your information to a private group. And if you Do object, you don't want us to help law enforcement out." Just bloody wonderful.
And I like the "...with help from law enforcement and other retailers committing to do the same..." I wonder just how many 'other retailers' they're figuring on rolling over for Bloomberg?