After the shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, Walmart, one of the biggest retailers, speaks to Gary Tuchman about the company's perspective on the business of guns.
Thanks Gary for bringing Walmart's dominance in gun sales to the forefront. Shame on them. I agree that the ultimate decision maker is the consumer. I only wish consumer outrage would force them to stop. Nothing short of a boycott of their stores or a legal change seem capable of changing their opinion.
How can a company dependent on American shoppers be so evil and heartless. I am selling my 200 shares of Walmart stock Monday.
As sad as the tragedy was, it is not the bullets or the guns or Walmart that caused the death, it is the person pulling the triggert, just like drunk drivers kill every day it is not the vehicle used but would stop selling cars to stop drunk driving? Would stop selling guns stop people from getting them? Perhaps if there weren't already in society it may have an impact making them harder to find from sources such as Japan with low numbers or gun crimes... Its easy to blame and in tragedy society looks for a scape goat and not the root..
"The customer is number 1" is a nice slogan Walmart executives throw around, but in fact in the last 3 or 4 years they have taken down any signs that point to a manager or district manager you as a customer can complain to about problems and even "hidden" local management to the point you can only speak to a "CSM" which is really only in charge of cashiers. They don't care what the public thinks or wants; they only care about their profit. They steal from their employees time and benefits and holidays. It doesn't matter to them what anyone thinks, and hopefully that will trigger their comeuppance sooner rather than later.
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