In an abrupt about face, the toy gun ban Wal-Mart announced in late February was quietly rescinded March 5.
The retailing giant gave no reason for the decision to resume selling toy guns resembling assault-style rifles, but one anti-gun spokesperson blamed an intense lobbying campaign from the National Toy Rifle Association (NTRA).
“It’s blatant cowardice for any store to buckle under pressure from the NTRA as Wal-Mart has,” said Elton Fudd of the Coalition to Stop Toy Gun Violence.
“Toy gun groups like Nerf, BOOMco and Star Wars inspired guns should be held directly responsible the next time a birthday party or sleepover gets out of control with reckless shooting and broken furniture,” he said.
Fudd added he was particularly disappointed since the short-lived ban was working as intended, noting that not one public shooting involving a toy gun had occurred since the ban had been in effect.
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