Taking their usual posture after getting what they want, Democrats immediately chided Walmart for not going far enough in their moves against gun sales. Though the national retail giant vowed to put an end to handgun ammo sales, the sale of ammunition for AR-15-stle rifles, and open-carry within their establishments, Walmart was assailed from both political directions on Wednesday: From the right for caving into the Democrats’ demands and from the left for not doing enough to put an end to gun violence. Since, you know, that’s something Walmart has control over.
“This is a good start, but it’s not nearly enough,” whined Elizabeth Warren. “Walmart can and should do much more. And we need real gun reform, now.”
It’s not entirely clear what “more” Walmart can do in service of the liberal gun control agenda; it seems to us that they’ve already gone well above and beyond what should be demanded of any private corporation when it comes to a divisive political issue.
Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden made similar remarks.
“This is an important step by Walmart, but we must go further,” he wrote. “If we want to end our gun violence epidemic, we must start by passing universal background checks and banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. It’s your turn to act, Senate Republicans.”
Yeah, we’re sure Mitch McConnell is warming up his pen as we speak.
Beto O’Rourke, who is apparently trying to make gun control “his” issue in the flailing final days of his campaign, said that Walmart’s move was a “step in the right direction,” but concurred with his colleagues that it wasn’t enough.
“We can’t rely on corporations to stop gun violence,” he said. “We need universal background checks, we need red flag laws, and we need to buy back every single assault weapon.”
Just…lol at that last bit. Good luck, Beto.
And even Bernie Sanders, who was once halfway sensible (for a Democrat) on the subject of gun control, came out in force.
“I applaud the brave Walmart workers who called on the company to stop selling guns,” Sanders wrote. “This is a good step, but we still have a gun violence crisis. Mitch McConnell must stop his cowardice, stand up to the NRA and allow Congress to pass common sense gun safety legislation.”
And when that’s passed, and we still have mass shootings? We’re sure these very same Democrats will be decrying the lack of “common sense gun laws” and begging for further government interference.