Wed 8/7: Walmart is America’s largest gun merchant. It’s time for them to flex that power for good.

So far, our actions on gun control measures have centered on legislation. On Monday, we  asked our senators to return to D.C. to push through universal background check measures. But Sen. McConnell may continue to stall legislation while he stacks the judiciary branch with enough far-right Federal Society sycophants to stop or destroy sensible gun laws for decades. It’s time to reach out to our nation’s largest gun seller, Walmart, and ask them to take steps to protect us, their golden geese. (The basic points of the letter model below is based on this NY Times article.)

Action – Write a letter or email to Walmart executives and tell them to step up to stop the violence!

Dear Mr./Ms. _________________, (address one to each person on the contact list below.)

(Mix it up a little and use your own words if you can. If you’ve been a loyal customer of Walmart, put that in somewhere. Edit the bullet points to those you agree with and add ideas of your own. If you believe their only acceptable course is the complete cessation of gun sales, say that.)

The massacre at your store in El Paso over the weekend was a tragedy. So were the shooting deaths, days earlier, of two Walmart employees, at a Walmart store in Mississippi. So, too, was the mass shooting early Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, as well as the multitude of others in recent years.

Continue reading “Wed 8/7: Walmart is America’s largest gun merchant. It’s time for them to flex that power for good.”