A coalition of gun violence survivors and consumer watchdogs will deliver a petition with nearly 250,000 signatures to a Walmart near Newtown, Conn., Tuesday, asking the nation's largest gun retailer to stop selling assault weapons and munitions. The petition, as well as a protest outside the Walmart, was organized by the watchdog group SumofUs.org.
From the press release:
On Tuesday, January 15th, gun violence survivors will join dozens of Walmart customers to demand that Walmart, the nations largest gun retailer, honor a 2004 pledge and stop the sale of assault weapons and munitions in their stores nationwide. Gun violence survivors, consumer watchdogs and concerned citizens will rally outside the Walmart in Danbury, Connecticut, just minutes from Newtown, to deliver a letter from survivors asking Walmart to honor its pledge.
Among those who signed onto the letter to Walmart are family members of the victims from recent mass shootings, including Aurora, Col., Tuscon, Ariz., Oak Creek, Wis. and the shooting at Virginia Tech.