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.”
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.
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