Though I have been asked to comment on the concern of open carry in Walmart — see Time Magazine and NPR — I haven’t been asked to comment about Walmart’s selection to cease promoting specific sorts of ammunition, which is the extra consequential of Walmart’s current actions provided how a lot ammunition it sells annually.
A story I saw nowadays in the New York Occasions got me to pondering about Walmart, alcohol, tobacco, and firearms, although.
As noted on my other ( gun curious) weblog, 1 of the specialists quoted in this short article is Dr. Michael Siegel of the Boston University College of Public Overall health. This is notable due to the fact in addition to firearms, Siegel also research tobacco handle and alcohol misuse.
Alcohol, tobacco, and firearms.
Walmart’s selection to cease promoting .223 and five.56 and “handgun” ammo, but not (to my understanding) any tobacco goods or alcohol, begs the query of the relative harm of these 3 commodities. Of course, relative threat of death is a thing I have addressed previously on this weblog.
According to the NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol is the third major lead to of preventable death in the United States. It is extensively and conveniently out there, like at Walmart.
The major lead to of preventable death? Tobacco, also extensively and conveniently out there, like at Walmart.
Not component of the ATF triad, but what about diet program-connected killers like heart illness and diabetes thanks to all the terrible foods that Walmart happily sells?
If Walmart was seriously so concerned about people’s wellness and effectively-becoming, it must set its sights on the items that are most probably to kill us just before irrationally acting to “do something” just for the sake of undertaking a thing.