Those on the left, have been calling for something to be done, for our leaders to step up and stand up, even in a symbolic way. We have been watching and hoping for action towards changes in the culture surrounding guns in our country. We are sure that it will take many different tactics to have any impact on the growing number of mass shootings in our country.
Yes, the students of Parkland have moved the country and their voices have reached many people… we are beginning to move, to be moved, to think past what we have been unwilling to let go of. But it is not our politicians who are making change, change is coming from the leaders of large corporations. Walmart, Kroger (Fred Meyer), Dick’s Sporting Goods and many others have decided that they will take action and say we will do what we have the power to do.
No one wants to be responsible to having sold a gun to the next mass shooter.
I saw the sign hanging at the gun counter in Walmart… ‘As of March 6th, 2018, we will no longer be selling any gun to anyone under 21 years of age’…
Thanks Sam, Dick and Fred for doing what our elected officials are afraid to do. I hope that it makes a difference, but even if it doesn’t, it makes a statement, it makes people think, and it may move us towards a safer, kinder country.
Let’s hope that Washington reads the writing on the wall, listens to the American people and follows the lead of these retail giants. Hopefully this is only a beginning and our politicians need to open their eyes because we WILL be voting in November and if they are not ready to take a stand they may be packing their bags.