Here is the response I got to the letter I sent to Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart understands its role as a leading, responsible retailer in the U.S. and is making strides to strengthen its already existing security processes to help combat illegal gun activity in the communities we serve. Wal-Mart has a long and proud history of offering the products hunters and outdoorsmen want and need and that will not change.
It is important to note that these procedures should not impede law-abiding citizens from purchasing firearms at our stores that sell them. These processes merely provide us, as a retailer, an additional mechanism to assist law enforcement when illegal activity occurs.
We are hopeful these enhanced processes with help from law enforcement and other retailers committing to do the same can make a positive difference in our communities.
Wal-Mart Customer Relations
At least I got past the generic response, which is all Sebastian got so far. Let’s hope that Wally World is getting enough feedback on this that they are trying to do some damage control. We need to keep the pressure on them, and maybe they will abandon this deal.
Armed Canadian has more details on the actual agreement. I am not sure this is what is going on, but one way they could sidestep the Tiahrt amendment would be to keep their own records of trace requests from BATFE. The implication is also that they would be sharing that data with MAIG. This would obviously be a huge overstepping of their authority, and a huge invasion of privacy. Again, I don’t know that this is the plan, but seems like the only way what they are proposing to do would work.