Saturday, April 23, 2005

Wal-Mart Shooting

A loaded pellet gun was on the shelves of a Wal-Mart in Richland Town Centre. It is a good thing that is was only a pellet gun and not a shotgun. The women was shot by her friend, what a nice friend right. I have a few questions? Why was there a gun on the shelves and second WHY WAS IT LOADED? I have nothing against guns my family has two in the house, and we practice gun safety and there are no kid wondering around. At our Wal-Mart the toy section is right next to the hunting section, any kid could have walked up to the pellet gun and have really hurt themself or another person. I know it is just a pellet gun, but imagine it could have been a load rifle. The manager at the Wal-Mart did not comment, because they knew they messd up. When are they going to learn??? Why do so many people shop there is they mess up so much?

6 comments:

Patrick Randle said...

While I agree that Wal-Mart really screwed up by having a loaded gun in the shelf, they still offer great services, especially here in Marietta. Just because a company screws up, doesn't mean customers should lose credibility in the store. Here in Marietta, Wal-Mart is a huge asset. There are not very many stores that offer so many goods at such low prices. It would be understandable if the people involved in the shooting accident didn't want to shop there anymore, but everyone?

Doug Orr said...

Ok, so Wal-mart made a mistake, it's human nature to make mistakes and last time I checked Wal-Mart was still run and owned by humans. I do agree that they made a rather large mistake in leaving any type of loaded gun on the shelf but that does not mean that everyone shold stop shopping there. What would happen if everytime something bad happened someplace everyone stopped shopping there. None of us would be eating at Wendy's anymore, that's for sure. Wal-Mart just needs to accept the fact that they made a mistake and make every possible effort to ensure that it never happens again.

Doug Orr said...

Ok, so Wal-mart made a mistake, it's human nature to make mistakes and last time I checked Wal-Mart was still run and owned by humans. I do agree that they made a rather large mistake in leaving any type of loaded gun on the shelf but that does not mean that everyone shold stop shopping there. What would happen if everytime something bad happened someplace everyone stopped shopping there. None of us would be eating at Wendy's anymore, that's for sure. Wal-Mart just needs to accept the fact that they made a mistake and make every possible effort to ensure that it never happens again.

Alex K. said...

I am not saying that everyone should stop shopping there but the last Wal-Mart Article I wrote was about them hiring illegal aliens to clean up there stores late at night for less then minimum wage. They only got fined a few thousands of dollars. I don't believe that since this company is so large that it should get away with everything.

Morgan K. said...

Everyone makes mistakes. This one particular walmart, out of millions, made a pretty big one. I'm sure something will happen, and now the attention in this area will increase in order to prevent things like this from happening again. Prevention in any circumstances never occurs until a mistake is made.

Andy Glazier said...

I also agree with Pat. Walmart is a great place to go for college students and everyone else for that matter. On the other hand, about the loaded gun, I have seen some of the crazy people that go in there and personally I don't think that Walmart should have guns of any kind on a shelf in the store. They should have all guns behind a counter and this would prevent these kind of things from happening.