Walmart Cutting Down Gun and Ammunition Sales After Shootings
Popular retailer Walmart is making changes to its gun policy following the deadly mass shootings at one of its stores in El Paso, Texas, and another tragic event in Southaven, Mississippi. The company's CEO Doug McMillon has reportedly also asked shoppers not to carry firearms into its stores — even in open-carry states.
Walmart will continue to cater to sportsmen and hunters but does plan to end sales of certain types of ammunition. Specifically, they'll be discontinuing sales in the handgun category (short-barrel rifle ammunition such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber), and discontinuing handgun sales and ammunition in Alaska.
In a company-wide email, McMillon wrote, “We know these decisions will inconvenience some of our customers, and we hope they will understand. As a company, we experienced two horrific events in one week, and we will never be the same." Walmart has resisted stopping gun sales entirely. Do you think this move will make a difference? Will it make you feel safer in your community?