I kept pressing Walmart’s spokesman hard for the county official’s name. By Monday afternoon, things began to fall apart.
Mullins sheepishly admitted a “co-manager” at the store, whom he declined to name, decided on their own to halt gun and ammo sales during the emergency, citing Florida Statute 870.044.
I pointed out to Mullins that this statute does allow a county government to suspend firearms and ammunition sales, but only during a riot or other “general public disorder.” It says nothing about halting gun sales during inclement weather.
“That’s something we’ve addressed at the store and with the co-manager who made the decision,” Mullins admitted. “I think there was a judgement call made by management. If any mistakes were made, they’re certainly being addressed with the co-manager.”
Source: Column: Walmart halts gun, ammo sales during flooding emergency ‘to comply with the law’ – The Gun Writer
Was it just a case of plain stupidity or Gun Control Induced stupidity? I guess we will never know. Should they be held liable? I don’t know if there is really a standing on that. The crowd over Florida carry may know better.
Silver linings and stuff like that? I am guessing a memo will be (if it is not already) flying to all Florida stores reminding managers about the gun laws of the State of Florida.
Back to our regular programming.
For years, gun control advocates have been peddling the claim that “40 percent of gun sales do not go through background checks.” Recently the claim has made its way into several news outlets, including the Las Vegas Sun, USA Today, and the New York Times. The claim that 40 percent of gun sales do not go through a federal background check is false and comes from a decades-old survey that has been widely debunked.
Source: Fact Checking… – Nobody Asked Me…
Go read it and bookmark it. Anybody blabbers about the 40% or other related stupidity, you slap him with this.
The CD Player was blasting the latest from Justin Beaver, a crime according to Interpol.
A 52-year-old woman with a permit to carry a handgun in Florida could face up to 10 years in prison after being arrested in Jersey City while attempting to board a ferry to Ellis Island while carrying a gun, authorities said.Elizabeth J. Griffith, of Daytona Beach, was arrested by U.S. Park Police on July 14 and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. She is scheduled to appear in Hudson County Superior Court on Aug. 12, Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino said today.The Florida permit to carry a handgun is not valid in New Jersey. Griffith was cooperative when arrested around 12:30 p.m. at a screening station prior to boarding the ferry, Rubino said, adding that the gun was in a holster. She was issued a summons and released on her own recognizance.
Source: Fla. woman with carry permit faces 10 years for bringing gun on Statue of Liberty trip | NJ.com
Via the Gun Writer.
Although we have reciprocity with equally gun-friendly many states, some others remain openly hostile to the Second Amendment. It is your responsibility to figure out which is which prior to any trip you make.
Let’s hope this lady gets a fair shake. The fact she is not in jail or had to post bail shows she may have lucked out.