Walmart, the country’s largest retailer, recently announced that its stores will discontinue the sale of ammunition for assault rifles and handguns — but this does not go far enough. While the new policy will make ammunition less accessible to white nationalists who want to kill Black and Brown people, Walmart will continue selling long barrel deer rifles and shotguns.1
To make matters worse, Walmart has not addressed its complicit relationship with the NRA. The NRA is a racist institution that has corrupted political leaders at the highest levels, and it’s what continues to give the gun lobby a foothold in our communities. It’s no coincidence that the top 10 recipients of NRA cash also receive donations from Walmart.
That is why, in less than one week, we are going straight to Walmart’s headquarters to deliver our petition demanding CEO Doug McMillon stop selling guns and donating to NRA-backed politicians. Over 25,000 Color of Change members have already joined the call — but Richard, your name is missing. Will you join our movement to hold major corporations like Walmart accountable for gun violence in our communities?
Until justice is real,