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It’s unfortunate that sometimes it takes for tragedies to happen in order to see real change.
In August, Texas had two mass shootings, one at an El Paso Walmart, and another one recently in Odessa.
According to reports, Walmart plans on ending the sale of handguns in Alaska, they will also discontinue the sale of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition in stores nationwide. An announcement was made today by the store’s president and CEO, Doug McMillon.
The article says McMillon wants Walmart to gear its focus “toward long-barrel deer rifles and shotguns, supplying much of the ammunition they require and providing hunting and sporting accessories and apparel,
“We have a long heritage as a company of serving responsible hunters and sportsmen and women, and we’re going to continue doing so,” McMillon said.
“The changes will reduce Walmart’s market share of ammunition from around 20 percent to a range of about 6-9 percent, according to the memo. Of its nearly 5,000 U.S. stores, about half sell firearms.”
Walmart isn’t allowing customers to openly carry firearms into its stores or Sam’s Clubs in states where “open carry” was permitted unless law enforcement authorized it. If you have a permit for a weapon then you’d be allowed to carry it.
In a statement, McMillon said, “We encourage our nation’s leaders to move forward and strengthen background checks and to remove weapons from those who have been determined to pose an imminent danger.”
Hopefully, we see a MAJOR reduction in gun violence and mass shootings.
Take a look at the news coverage: