NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles ) –When the flagship store of Toys “R” Us in New York closed after business hours on December 30, it was going to be for good. The toys retail giant cited exhorbitant rent and kids’ shifting consumer preferences towards drones, hoverboards and smart phones for its decision to leave Times Square after 14 years.
But the multi-level building in the heart of Manhattan will not be vacant for long.
Today, the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA) announced it has purchased the building as well as the toy chain’s popular trademark logo.
NRA president Wayne La Pierre said that the 5-million-strong gun rights organization will convert the former Toys “R” Us building into a state-of-the-art gun retail store under the name Guns “R” Us. Smaller retail stores under the new flagship will be established nationwide.
“We are very encouraged by the overwhelming support from Republican legislators and presidential candidates for the Second Amendment, and we are very happy to do our share to fend off attacks on our right to bear arms.”La Pierre said.
There are rumors that Donald Trump is a major stockholder of the new gun retail company but this could not be independently confirmed by The Adobo Chronicles.
So when the new store opens later this year, you can still buy guns, except that they will not be toy guns.