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    Default Walmart asking people not to open carry in store, no longer selling non hunting guns

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/03/busin...les/index.html

    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 ammunition for short-barrel rifles 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.
    However, Walmart will continue to sell long barrel deer rifles and shotguns and much of the ammunition for those guns. Walmart will also continue to allow concealed carry by customers with permits in its stores.
    In a memo to employees on Tuesday, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said Walmart's changes were prompted by the El Paso, Texas, shooting, as well as recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and Midland and Odessa, Texas.

    "In a complex situation lacking a simple solution, we are trying to take constructive steps to reduce the risk that events like these will happen again," he said. "The status quo is unacceptable."

    Walmart represents about 2% of the market for guns today, the company said for the first time recently. Walmart believes it is not among the top three gun sellers in the industry, but it estimates it has about a 20% market share of ammunition sales.

    On Tuesday, McMillon said that Walmart's changes to ammunition policies will reduce its market share from around 20% to between 6% and 9%. "We believe it will likely drift toward the lower end of that range, over time, given the combination of these changes," he said.
    McMillion took pains to avoid alienating customers.

    "We will treat law-abiding customers with respect, and we will have a very non-confrontational approach," he said. "Our remaining assortment will be even more focused on the needs of hunting and sport shooting enthusiasts."

    In addition, McMillon said that he would send letters to the White House and congressional leaders that "call for action" on "common sense" gun safety measures. McMillon said Congress should debate re-authorizing the assault weapons ban and expand background checks.

    "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," he said. "Congress and the administration should act. Given our decades of experience selling firearms, we are also offering to serve as a resource in the national debate on responsible gun sales."
    Spurred by El Paso shooting

    On August 4, a Walmart in El Paso was the scene of one of the worst mass shootings in American history. Federal investigators are treating the shooting as an act of domestic terrorism.

    In the wake of the shooting, Walmart has faced enormous pressure to remove firearms from its physical stores and criticized for selling pro-gun T-shirts on its website. Several Democratic candidates for president have called on Walmart to stop selling guns at its stores. America's largest teachers' union, The American Federation of Teachers, and gun safety groups have pressed the retailer to end its gun sales.

    Walmart previously pulled displays of violent video games in its stores and also removed about 1,000 third-party items from its website.
    Despite its history of selling hunting weapons that goes back to Walmart's origins, Walmart has shifted its gun policies and strengthened gun safety measures. It stopped selling assault rifles in 2015 and raised its minimum gun purchasing age to 21 last year after the Parkland, Florida, shooting. Walmart also stopped selling handguns in every state but Alaska in the mid-1990s and only sells a firearm to customers after receiving a "green light" on a background check.

    "We understand that heritage, our deeply rooted place in America and our influence as the world's largest retailer. And we understand the responsibility that comes with it," McMillon said.
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    Proof Armed citizens make a difference. http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=316012

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    Default Re: Walmart asking people not to open carry in store, no longer selling most guns

    Who?
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    Default Walmart Folds - Ends Handgun Ammo Sales Nationwide plus more

    Walmart is set to end sales of handguns in Alaska and will discontinue the sale of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition in stores nationwide, the super chain's president and CEO announced Tuesday afternoon.
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/walmart-t...mmo-nationwide

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    Proof Armed citizens make a difference. http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=316012

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    Default Re: Walmart Folds - Ends Handgun Ammo Sales Nationwide plus more

    Tis the trend. (

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    This is the most disturbing part to me. Sounds like they will actively be lobbying for gun control.


    In addition, McMillon said that he would send letters to the White House and congressional leaders that "call for action" on "common sense" gun safety measures. McMillon said Congress should debate re-authorizing the assault weapons ban and expand background checks.
    "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," he said. "Congress and the administration should act. Given our decades of experience selling firearms, we are also offering to serve as a resource in the national debate on responsible gun sales."
    Proof Armed citizens make a difference. http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=316012

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    Walmart will stop selling handgun ammunition and cut back on gun sales - ugh. The anti's are strong!
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    What exactly is short barrel rifle ammo?
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    Default Re: Walmart Folds - Ends Handgun Ammo Sales Nationwide plus more

    Quote Originally Posted by General Geoff View Post
    What exactly is short barrel rifle ammo?
    I'm guessing they mean .223 and 7.62x39.

    This is, of course, very bad. Have we absolutely no friends in board rooms?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzans View Post
    Walmart will stop selling handgun ammunition and cut back on gun sales - ugh. The anti's are strong!
    Virtue signalling. They are not a big player in this market and figure that they can earn more customers by bashing the Second Amendment than by supporting it. What made handgun Ammo so evil all of a sudden? Let us see if they go the Dicks route and announce that they will destroy all unsold handgun ammo they have in inventory.

    Their anti Constitution lobbying is the worst of it. I do little shopping at Walmart. Now I will do none. Again, I will not so much give a fraction of a cent to any business that is going to actively attack my civil rights. It means nothing to them. I understand that. It means a lot to me though.

    Yeah, turn Walmart into a giant gun free zone. Gun free zones have proven to be such an effective deterrent. That will only encourage more El Paso events. What are they thinking? Another good reason to steer clear of Walmart. Who wants to submit to being defenseless while shopping for poorly made products imported from China?
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