UPDATE: Walmart has denied reports that store managers are being forbidden from buying ammo, telling World Net Daily, ““We’re continuing to serve our customers as we have in the past.”
According to some customers, Walmart has forbidden store managers from re-ordering ammunition inventory until further notice, raising fears that the Obama administration’s gun control agenda is already being enacted via the back door.
On Sunday, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer demanded that gun retailers like Walmart and Sports Authority, “Suspend sales of modern assault-style weapons until Congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence.”
“If Congress passes measures to reduce availability of these weapons, those efforts could be undermined by the purchase of thousands of weapons before then,” he added.
Reports from customers attempting to purchase ammunition in Walmart stores suggest that major retailers could already be strangling the supply of ammo in response to government pressure following the Sandy Hook massacre.
A message posted on the DailySheeple website reads, “I’ve read various postings on message boards claiming local Wal-Mart managers told customers they are no longer permitted to reorder ammo inventory. I can confirm this is true.
I went to Wal-Mart today in our town to buy ammo. The case was almost empty. I asked the store manager when new supplies will arrive.
He said, “Corporate headquarters notified all local managers that we can not order any more ammo until further notice.”
Do Wal-Mart executives know that Piers Morgan doesn’t shop at Wal-Mart, but millions of middle class American families are the source of their wealth? What happens to Wal-Mart’s earnings if Middle Class America boycotts Wal-Mart for caving in to Obama?
The notion that such a policy could have been put in place is plausible given that both Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods suspended sales of some semi-automatic rifles following the Newtown school shooting.
Walmart has also been the target of protests in recent days on behalf of gun control advocates demanding they cease all firearm sales.
We asked Walmart if they had enacted this policy but received no response at time of press.
Last month, top online gun distributor Cheaper Than Dirt announced that it had temporarily suspended all gun sales in response to the Sandy Hook shooting, a move which drew widespread condemnation from second amendment enthusiasts.
Last week, firearms manufacturer American Spirit Arms announced that Bank of America had frozen the funds of the licensed gun dealer, with the bank telling owner Joe Sirochman he “should not be selling guns and parts on the internet.”
Sirochman was informed that his funds generated from Internet sales would only be released once BoA had reviewed and cleared them.
The apparent effort on behalf of the big banks and top corporate retailers to strangle an industry that is surging coincides with the Obama administration’s attempt to eviscerate the second amendment via executive orders. Vice President Joe Biden yesterday indicated that the White House would pursue 19 different executive orders pertaining to gun control in order to bypass the need for Congressional authorization.
In response, Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman threatened to start impeachment proceedings against Barack Obama, while Senator Rand Paul accused Obama of acting like a “king” while “usurping the Constitution,” and “running roughshod over Congress.”
If true, it’s particularly ironic that Walmart is preventing Americans from purchasing ammunition at the same time that the federal government is buying up bullets in vast quantities, having secured over 1.6 billion rounds of ammo in the last nine months alone.