You may remember TTAG’s previous post on firearms sales at the Ireland Road Walmart in South Bend, Indiana. City Council Vice President Oliver J. Davis wrote a letter to the retail giant yanking their chain for contravening an agreement to keep handguns and “tactical weapons” off the shelves. (The appearance of “tactical shotguns” got Davis’ proverbial knickers in a twist.) southbendtribune.com reports that Walmart attorney Joseph D. Calderon wrote back that “the tactical shotguns displayed in the Ireland Road store performed in the same way as traditional shotguns in that they do not fire more rapidly. However, the weapons are designed to look like tactical weapons so they are marketed as such.” With that little point of order out of the way . . .
. . . the store has removed the weapons marketed as tactical shotguns and blocked further shipments, though the company did not believe it was violating the agreement . . .
“We hope that the prompt response to the concern raised by the council indicates to the council that Wal-Mart is in fact a good corporate citizen of South Bend.”
So good, in fact, they’ve agreed to go even further in their efforts to
kiss Davis’ ass demonstrate their corporate responsibility . .
Wal-Mart has limited the sale of firearms to begin at 8 a.m. and end at 9 p.m., though that is not part of the original agreement.
Previously the hours were not restricted in the 24-hour Wal-Mart, a concern for people in his district, Davis said.
So a big win for the good people of South Bend, who no longer have to worry about handguns, tactical shotguns and other Walmart-sourced tactical weapons (e. not g., baseball bats and kitchen knives) falling into the hands of criminals.
“We are very pleased with how these matters turned out,” Davis said.