America is riddled with cowardly corporations. So eager to bend to the loudest shouts from the left, companies continue to cave on important issues to cozy to liberals who despise them and corporatism as a whole. Target recently announced that they would bow to the latest liberal delusions by eliminating “boy” and “girl” sections. Amazon, Target, Sears, Wal-Mart, Ebay and a host of other companies all eagerly jumped to announce that they would no longer sell Confederate-themed merchandise.
And now, Wal-Mart has thoroughly sold-out by announcing that they will no longer be selling AR-15s in their stores.
Wal-Mart spokesman Kory Lundberg claims that the chain will remove all modern sporting rifles, including the AR-15, from their shelves and replace them with more traditional hunting rifles and shotguns.
Already, Wal-Mart only sells AR-15s at less than one-third of its stores nationwide. Apparently, that is not good enough to appease the anti-Second Amendment crowd who insists that access to guns, not mal intent, is the cause of gun violence.
Lundberg claims that the decision has nothing to do with political pressures, but the AR-15 remains one of the most popular weapons in the United States.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation did not appear to believe that Wal-Mart’s decision was a result of market conditions.
“Modern Sporting Rifles are extremely popular with an estimated 10 million of them in the hands of Americans since 1990. Walmart’s decision was based on what its management sees as best for their business,” Michael Bazinet, a spokesman for the trade association, stated.
Wal-Mart is free to sell whatever they choose. However, it seems clear that it is getting harder and harder to do business with a company that is only interested in providing a quality product or service. Companies now trend towards social activism and in doing so, risk alienating customers while appeasing the demands of obnoxious liberal crusaders.
As Americans, we should expect our leaders to make principled stands and we should expect businesses to make profits- not the other way around.
As for me, the first business to stand-up and announce that they are interested in serving customers with quality service, excellent products and fair prices and nothing more gets my undying customer loyalty.