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Tue Sep 3, 2019, 05:52 PM

Walmart ends all handgun ammunition sales and asks customers not to carry guns into stores

New York (CNN Business) Walmart on Tuesday announced it will reduce its gun and ammunition sales, one month after more than 20 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Walmart also pressured Congress to enact gun safety measures.

The company, America's largest retailer, said it will stop selling handgun ammunition and "short-barrel rifle ammunition," such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber, that can also be used on assault-style weapons after selling all of its current inventory. Walmart (WMT) will also stop selling handguns in Alaska, the only state where it still sells handguns. And Walmart will request that customers no longer openly carry guns into its 4,700 US stores, or its Sam's Club stores, in states that allow open carry.

"It's clear to us that the status quo is unacceptable," Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in a memo to employees on Tuesday.

However, Walmart will continue to sell long barrel deer rifles and shotguns and much of the ammunition for those guns. The company sells guns in about 3,900 stores. Walmart will also continue to allow concealed carry by customers with permits in its stores.


Another small victory for sanity and reason, and a reduction in the arms race between Second Amendment absolutist idiots.

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brewens Sep 2019 #1

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Tue Sep 3, 2019, 05:56 PM

1. It will be interesting to see who raises hell about this and if they even suggest a boycott.

Trumpers not shopping at Walmart? I'll believe that when I see it!

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