Sep
08
Walmart announces big changes to its gun, ammo sales


>>Dana: BIG CHANGES AT WAL-MART WHEN IT COMES TO GUN AND AMMO SALES. MATT, THIS JUST BROKE WITHIN THE LAST HOUR. TELL US MORE.>>Reporter: THE WAL-MART CEO JUST ANNOUNCING THAT THE BIG BOX STORE WILL END ALL THE SALES OF HANDGUNS IN ALASKA AND DISCONTINUE THE SALE OF SHORT GUN RIFLES AND HANDGUN AMMUNITION NATIONWIDE. THE STORE SAID IT WILL SHIFT FOCUS TOWARDS DEER RIFLES AND SHOT GUNS. IN A LETTER TO ASSOCIATES, WAL-MART’S CEO WRITES, QUOTE, A MONTH AGO IN EL PASO TEXAS A GUN MAN LAUNCHED A HATE FILLED ATTACK IN OUR STORE, SHOOTING 48 PEOPLE, RESULTING IN THE LOSS OF 22 INNOCENT LIVES. A FEW DAY PRIOR TWO ASSOCIATES WERE KILLED BY ANOTHER ASSOCIATE IN OUR OWN STORE IN SOUTH HAVEN MISSISSIPPI. AS A COMPANY WE EXPERIENCED TWO HORRIFIC EVENTS IN ONE WEEK AND WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. OUR REMAINING ASORTMENT WILL BE FOCUSED ON HUNTING AND SPORT SHOOTING ENTHUSIASTS. WAL-MART ASKING THAT CUSTOMER NOS LONGER OPENLY CARRY GUNS INTO THEIR STORES OR SAM’S CLUB. THE CEO’S STATEMENT ALSO READS WAL-MART ENCOURAGES THE NATION’S LEADERS THE MOVE FORWARD AND STRENGTHEN BACKGROUND CHECKS AND TO REMOVE WEAPONS FROM THOSE WHO HAVE, QUOTE, BEEN DETERMINED TO POST AN IMMINENT DANGER.