"This is the perfect excuse that the anti-gun leaders of K-Mart has
been waiting for to use as the reason for eliminating guns from their stores.
It is just that: an excuse. And a useless excuse at that, for it certainly
won't help prevent events like this from happening! The hijackers didn't even
use guns -- all they had onboard were KNIVES!"
"As far as I'm concerned, K-Mart's
decision to temporarily stop selling firearms simply strengthens the business
base of our true friends, licensed firearm and ammunition dealers. K-Mart's
loss is their gain, and I personally am pleased for the gun dealers."
"By discontinuing the sale of guns,
KMart management has taken the conspicuous position that there is something 'wrong' with selling guns. As a gun owner, it is YOUR responsibility
to immediately cease doing business with this company, and to let its
management know why. Any gun owner who is aware of KMart's new policy yet
continues to shop there is a selfish fool, a giver of aid and comfort to the
enemy, a betrayer of their countrymen and undeserving of the heritage of
freedom. Retail profit margins aren't large enough to withstand the loss of a
significant portion of sales-- if we all commit to a boycott, competition and
the marketplace will do our work for us, and relegate KMart to a misguided
experiment in corporate cowardice that failed."
Citizens Of America
"It looks to me like Kmart
is testing the waters by doing a one-day withdrawal of the tools of liberty
from their shelves. I'd say they didn't get the message last time they shunned
the right to keep and bear arms. If you're the letter writing type or the
phone-calling type, get to it. Either way, do not give this corporation
another dime. They do not deserve any support at all from people who care
about our individual right to keep and bear arms. Their pulling guns from
stores nationwide is basically saying they withdrew support for the
self-defense of their customers. Any way you shake it, that's just not an
American thing to do."
"We now have good scientific data demonstrating that violent,
confrontive crime decreases markedly when communities initiate concealed-carry
handgun programs. These data are irrefutable. We are therefore forced to
conclude that organizations like K-MART and, yes, even the American Medical
Association either don't know about the data, or don't care about it. That
leaves only three explanations for policies like those announced by K-MART: 1.
Their decision making is driven by ignorance. 2. Their decision making is
driven by calloused political ideology. 3. Their decision making is driven by
a cold, calculated desire to sell their products or gather political power by
playing on the emotions of people who are afraid because they are ignorant of
"Explanation # 1 must be dealt with by education of the ignorant.
"Explanations # 2 and # 3 are contemptible. They are the essence
either of political elitism or psychopathic thinking."
Willam B.Rogers, MD
Co-Founder: Doctors for Sensible Gun Laws
If you think it's too inconvenient to shop somewhere other than K-Mart,
given their latest Anti-American, anti-self-defense, decision, your continued
financial support of an anti-Constitutional retailer like K-Mart will surely
bring you greater inconveniences some day, in the not too distant future.
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude
greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace.
We seek not your council, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that
feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our country men." --
--Matt D'Amario, KeepAndBearArms.com ISP