Walmart to ban open carry, stop selling handgun ammo & wants more gun control

A criminal intent on committing a shooting doesn’t need to buy ammunition at Walmart. A criminal doesn’t typically open carry.

When this doesn’t prevent the next mass shooting, what next? We all know the answer to that, of course.

From Yahoo: Walmart said Tuesday it would discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition.

The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer also said it would ban shoppers from openly carrying firearms in its stores, even in states that allow doing so.

The announcements come in the wake of three mass shootings in the last month, including one that took place at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. Prior to the El Paso shooting, which left 22 people dead, a Walmart employee who had been suspended shot and killed two co-workers in the Mississippi store where he worked on July 30.

“As a company, we experienced two horrific events in one week, and we will never be the same,” Walmart’s CEO Doug McMillon said in a memo to employees on Tuesday.

Walmart said it would stop selling short-barrel rifle ammunition, including the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber sometimes used in high-capacity magazines on assault-style weapons. The company also said it would discontinue handgun sales in Alaska, the only remaining state where Walmart sells handguns.

“We know these decisions will inconvenience some of our customers, and we hope they will understand,” McMillon said.

The CEO noted that the changes will allow Walmart to focus solely on hunting rifles and related ammunition. “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 also reduce Walmart’s market share of ammunition from roughly 20% to a range of about 6% to 9%, the memo said.

Walmart has steadily tightened its policies surrounding ammunition sales in recent years, including ceasing to sell assault-style rifles in 2015. The company last year raised the minimum age to purchase guns and ammunition at its stores to 21 after a former student killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

After the El Paso shooting, Walmart told employees to take down any video game signs and displays depicting violence. Critics demanded more from the retailer, though, including that it stop contributing to the campaigns of politicians backed by the National Rifle Association.

McMillon didn’t mention the NRA in his memo but said he was sending letters to the White House and members of Congress calling on them to take action on gun violence.

“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,” McMillon said. “We do not sell military-style rifles, and we believe the reauthorization of the Assault Weapons ban should be debated to determine its effectiveness. We must also do more, as a country, to understand the root causes that lead to this type of violent behavior.”

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Read Walmart’s full statement here.

We all know this action will do nothing to stops criminals from doing their thing. But true to progressive form, their feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelings are what truly matter.

Check out some of the Twitter responses to this action:

“Thank you for taking steps, reguarding open carry in your stores and sales, to make a difference in both our feelings of safety inside a Walmart location AND within our country!!!”

“Thank you for changing your gun policy and protecting my family. You’ll have my business going foward.”

“I haven’t shopped at Wal-Mart in years. My family and I will now shop there to support your commitment to doing what’s right. Please push hard against legislators to get better from them. Your business and the public have suffered horrific violence bc of the NRA and its puppets.”

“Thank you for the new gun policy. I feel safer in your stores.”

“Wow. @WalmartInc thank you for taking these common sense steps to make us all feel safer. I come from a family that hunts. I raise & train hunting retrievers. I agree with everything you are doing & will proudly (& safely) shop at your stores. Thank you for putting people first.”

“Thank you Walmart! Help keep our communities safe. Rifles and ammunition don’t belong in supermarkets.” (Oh, make sure to tell that to the criminals.)

“Thank you, Walmart. Boycotting you was hard as hell, since you’re the only game in town. I’ll happily shop with you again, and, honestly, will feel safer in your stores.”

“Wow I’m going to shop at your store at least I’ll feel safe.”

Thanks for nothing Walmart. I live in a small town with three Walmart grocery stores. The only other decent grocery chain is much more expensive. Guess I’ll be shopping there from now on.

The left will never learn this simple fact: You can never create enough rules/laws to control EVIL. Evil does not follow the rules/laws.

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Frank

Walmart please read the Constitution and 2nd Amendment with understanding

kjf
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kjf

I am the wrong color to shop at walmart, so who are they hurting? Maybe if I lived in the sticks…

Of course I am sure this is placading someone, (((unions))), (((polis))). These large corps dictate legislation simply by implementing policies.

Watertender
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Walmart in NY has for the past several years required a pistol permit to purchase certain calibers of ammo. The gun caliber has to be listed on the permit to buy that particular round. There are many long guns in so called pistol calibers such as .357 and .44 magnum lever action rifles. Also 9mm and .40S&W semi automatic carbines. Total feelgood BULLSHIT that does nothing except limit the honest guy

Mad Celt
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Mad Celt

I wish they’d ban fat women in spandex.

kjf
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kjf

That is not being “inclusive”…and sales would drop 50% or more

William
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William

That’s fatism. Don’t you know that fat is beautiful? You need to watch more TeeVee

Dan
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Dan

The blame for lone gunman shootings (to the extent a few are real) lies mainly with the msm. It should be obvious from identical scripting within minutes to hours of these events that it’s a long running, anti-white psy op run by the owners of the msm and major donors of the Democratic Party. It’s been pointed out that the ready-to-go narratives must be embedded within minutes to at most a few hours during the intense emotional response following the mayhem in order for instinct to override reason with total conviction that official narratives are true. Dietrich Doerner’s studies have… Read more »

Dr. Eowyn
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Walmart in the hands of founder Sam Walton’s offsprings had gone to the dark side.

William
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William

They may lose some business but they don’t care; Walmart is big enough to absorb it. They’re definitely losing mine. On those rare occasions when I actually need something there I try to go early and I look up the item online to see exactly where it is in the store. So in and out. If I linger I often find myself surrounded by dim-witted 450 pound sweathogs staring at devices. At such times I don’t feel safe

Alma
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Alma

Another one gives in. Feels like the walls are closing in, don’t You?

William
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William

That’s because the walls are closing in Alma. They are pushing gun confiscation hard, a little here, a little there. Death by a thousand cuts. I think we should expect another “mass shooting” in the near future

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