The left has a narrative. That is to be expected, and there’s nothing wrong with having a narrative.
It is wrong, however, to base that narrative on misinformation and to push it with knee-jerk reactions to tragedies. That’s a problem.
During her investigation into the leftist narrative that it is far too easy to buy a gun in the United States, one reporter came to some revealing conclusions when she tried to purchase one at Walmart.
Reporting for Business Insider, Hayley Peterson became interested in Walmart’s business practices surrounding its sale of firearms, which have come under scrutiny following a recent mass shooting at a Walmart location in El Paso, Texas.
Peterson began her report by outlining the backlash to Walmart’s practices, noting a massive petition calling for the retailer to cease selling guns. Walmart has so far refused, choosing instead to take other measures that it believes could prevent gun violence.
Peterson felt the need to get to the bottom of the blossoming corporate controversy, so she decided to see for herself how easy it was to buy a gun at Walmart.
As she admitted after the fact, however, the quest “turned out to be far more complicated than I expected.”
First, Peterson had trouble locating a Walmart that actually sells firearms. Only about half of the company’s roughly 4,700 U.S. stores sell guns, and Peterson couldn’t find any advertising firearms at all on Google or Walmart.com.
She then spent over an hour and a half on the phone contacting multiple stores and the company’s main customer service line, all to no avail. Finally, an employee answered her call to confirm that her location does carry firearms. Peterson found her store.
Inside, she noticed how far from the entrance the sporting goods section was, and that the selection of guns was severely limited. Walmart, Peterson discovered, stopped selling handguns over twenty years ago and more recently stopped selling what she called “military-style” semi-automatic rifles.
That should be enough to get the leftist boycott artists off Walmart’s heels, but even the aforementioned petition acknowledged the fact. It’s not difficult to see the backlash was wildly misplaced, as Peterson would soon discover.
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