STATELINE, Ill. (WIFR) -- A little over a week ago, Walmart announced that it will stop selling handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition, while requesting that customers not openly carry firearms in its stores, even where state laws allow it.
The Freedom USA group, with the Will County Young Republicans, planned protests to boycott Walmart stores all around the country today. Over the course of the last week, their team organized a national boycott that attempts to reach 26 states with over 322,000 signatures on their boycott proclamation.
In announcing the Plainfield protest, Brandon Harris, Chairman of the Will County Young Republicans, said the group is taking a stand for the second amendment.
"Though our team recognizes [Walmart's] constitutional right to do these things we also know ... our 2nd amendment is in danger."
The Plainfield action is part of a nationwide protest of Walmart being planned by Freedom Movement USA, according to the Will County group. Freedom Movement has planned Walmart boycotts in 26 states, according to the group.
Plainfield Police will have a presence at the event, Harris said. The group reminded its followers that the event is meant to be a peaceful protest and that it does not plan to interrupt traffic.