Stercutus wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:32 pm
And I'm betting that once the higher ups and shareholders figure out how much business they're going to lose from this knee jerk reaction, they'll change their policy.
Doug would not do that without top cover. So it is just the stockholders he has to worry about. The interesting thing here is that it will actually increase the percentage of criminals in the store by reducing the number of (pissed off) law abiding gun owners.
Walmart's been going down the drain for awhile now, so this is just one of many boneheaded moves the company has made.
I worked for the local Walmart for a couple months when I was in my early 20's and even then the corporate side of things mishandled stuff.
Case in point, the sporting goods department manager at the store I worked at fudged the ATF log books for guns sales for about ten years or however long he was department manager.
We're talking pages upon pages with no info written down pertaining to who the gun was sold to, what gun was sold or even what the serial number was. From what I heard, each mistake is a 10k dollar fine and this guy made enough mistakes that he was looking at at least a million bucks worth of fines and/or years in federal prison.
What did Walmart do ? They allowed the guy to resign, forfeited the store's FFL and apparently ate the fines for him.
No punishment other than losing his job. If anyone else (like a lowly cashier or stocker) had done that and for as long as he did, they'd be in federal prison right now.