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Walmart Scales Back Gun Sales In Wake Of Deadly Shootings | NBC Nightly News


NEW LIMITS ON GUNS AND AMMO SALES. WITH MORE ON THAT, AMMO SALES. WITH MORE ON THAT, HERE’S TOM COSTELLO. WITH MORE ON THAT, HERE’S TOM COSTELLO.>>Reporter: THE FIRST HERE’S TOM COSTELLO.>>Reporter: THE FIRST WEEKEND IN AUGUST>>Reporter: THE FIRST WEEKEND IN AUGUST BROUGHT TWO MORE WEEKEND IN AUGUST BROUGHT TWO MORE MASSACRES IN AMERICA. BROUGHT TWO MORE MASSACRES IN AMERICA. 22 PEOPLE MURDERED IN MASSACRES IN AMERICA. 22 PEOPLE MURDERED IN THAT EL PASO WALMART. 22 PEOPLE MURDERED IN THAT EL PASO WALMART. THE NEXT DAY NINE THAT EL PASO WALMART. THE NEXT DAY NINE KILLED IN DAYTON, THE NEXT DAY NINE KILLED IN DAYTON, OHIO. KILLED IN DAYTON, OHIO. EARLIER IN THE WEEK, OHIO. EARLIER IN THE WEEK, POLICE SAY A FORMER EARLIER IN THE WEEK, POLICE SAY A FORMER EMPLOYEE AT A POLICE SAY A FORMER EMPLOYEE AT A MISSISSIPPI WALMART EMPLOYEE AT A MISSISSIPPI WALMART SHOT AND KILLED TWO MISSISSIPPI WALMART SHOT AND KILLED TWO WORKERS. SHOT AND KILLED TWO WORKERS. TODAY WALMART C.E.O. WORKERS. TODAY WALMART C.E.O. SAID THE STATUS QUO IS TODAY WALMART C.E.O. SAID THE STATUS QUO IS UNACCEPTABLE. SAID THE STATUS QUO IS UNACCEPTABLE. ANNOUNCING WALMART UNACCEPTABLE. ANNOUNCING WALMART WILL DISCONTINUE SALES ANNOUNCING WALMART WILL DISCONTINUE SALES OF AMMUNITION FOR WILL DISCONTINUE SALES OF AMMUNITION FOR ASSAULT-STYLE WEAPONS OF AMMUNITION FOR ASSAULT-STYLE WEAPONS AND HANDGUNS, AND ASSAULT-STYLE WEAPONS AND HANDGUNS, AND DISCONTINUE HAND GUN AND HANDGUNS, AND DISCONTINUE HAND GUN SALES IN ALASKA, THE DISCONTINUE HAND GUN SALES IN ALASKA, THE ONLY STATE WHERE IT SALES IN ALASKA, THE ONLY STATE WHERE IT STILL SELLS HANDGUNS. ONLY STATE WHERE IT STILL SELLS HANDGUNS. AND AFTER PANIC AT A STILL SELLS HANDGUNS. AND AFTER PANIC AT A MISSOURI WALMART. AND AFTER PANIC AT A MISSOURI WALMART.>>MALE WEARING A MISSOURI WALMART.>>MALE WEARING A BULLET PROOF VEST AND>>MALE WEARING A BULLET PROOF VEST AND AR AROUND HIS NECK HAS BULLET PROOF VEST AND AR AROUND HIS NECK HAS JUST WALKED INTO THE AR AROUND HIS NECK HAS JUST WALKED INTO THE STORE AND IS RECORDING JUST WALKED INTO THE STORE AND IS RECORDING HIMSELF. STORE AND IS RECORDING HIMSELF.>>Reporter: ONE HIMSELF.>>Reporter: ONE SUSPECT ARRESTED.>>Reporter: ONE SUSPECT ARRESTED. THE COMPANY SAID, WE SUSPECT ARRESTED. THE COMPANY SAID, WE ARE RESPECTFULLY THE COMPANY SAID, WE ARE RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT ARE RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT CUSTOMERS NO LONGER REQUESTING THAT CUSTOMERS NO LONGER OPENLY CARRY FIREARMS CUSTOMERS NO LONGER OPENLY CARRY FIREARMS INTO OUR STORES IN OPENLY CARRY FIREARMS INTO OUR STORES IN STATES WHERE OPEN INTO OUR STORES IN STATES WHERE OPEN CARRY IS PERMITTED. STATES WHERE OPEN CARRY IS PERMITTED. SO FAR THIS YEAR, 289 CARRY IS PERMITTED. SO FAR THIS YEAR, 289 MASS SHOOTINGS. SO FAR THIS YEAR, 289 MASS SHOOTINGS.>>WALMART LEADERSHIP MASS SHOOTINGS.>>WALMART LEADERSHIP IS STEPPING UP TO THE>>WALMART LEADERSHIP IS STEPPING UP TO THE VACUUM THEY SEE FROM IS STEPPING UP TO THE VACUUM THEY SEE FROM WASHINGTON LEADERSHIP. VACUUM THEY SEE FROM WASHINGTON LEADERSHIP. THEY HAVE TO PROTECT WASHINGTON LEADERSHIP. THEY HAVE TO PROTECT THEIR CUSTOMERS. THEY HAVE TO PROTECT THEIR CUSTOMERS. THEY HAVE TO PROTECT THEIR CUSTOMERS. THEY HAVE TO PROTECT THEIR ASSOCIATES. THEY HAVE TO PROTECT THEIR ASSOCIATES.>>Reporter: THE THEIR ASSOCIATES.>>Reporter: THE QUESTION TONIGHT, WILL>>Reporter: THE QUESTION TONIGHT, WILL OTHER RETAILERS FOLLOW QUESTION TONIGHT, WILL OTHER RETAILERS FOLLOW WALMART’S LEAD? OTHER RETAILERS FOLLOW WALMART’S LEAD? DICK’S SPORTING GOODS WALMART’S LEAD? DICK’S SPORTING GOODS IS ALREADY CUTTING DICK’S SPORTING GOODS IS ALREADY CUTTING BACK ON GUN AND AMMO IS ALREADY CUTTING BACK ON GUN AND AMMO SALES AFTER THE BACK ON GUN AND AMMO SALES AFTER THE PARKLAND SCHOOL SALES AFTER THE PARKLAND SCHOOL SHOOTING. PARKLAND SCHOOL SHOOTING. IN A STATEMENT, THE SHOOTING. IN A STATEMENT, THE NRA NOW SAYS IT IS IN A STATEMENT, THE NRA NOW SAYS IT IS SHAMEFUL TO SEE NRA NOW SAYS IT IS SHAMEFUL TO SEE WALMART SUCCUMB TO THE SHAMEFUL TO SEE WALMART SUCCUMB TO THE PRESSURE OF THE WALMART SUCCUMB TO THE PRESSURE OF THE ANTI-GUN ELITES. PRESSURE OF THE ANTI-GUN ELITES. RATHER THAN PLACE THE ANTI-GUN ELITES. RATHER THAN PLACE THE BLAME ON THE CRIMINAL, RATHER THAN PLACE THE BLAME ON THE CRIMINAL, WALMART HAS CHOSEN TO BLAME ON THE CRIMINAL, WALMART HAS CHOSEN TO VICTIM IZE LAW ABIDING WALMART HAS CHOSEN TO VICTIM IZE LAW ABIDING AMERICANS. VICTIM IZE LAW ABIDING AMERICANS. FOR ITS PART, WALMART AMERICANS. FOR ITS PART, WALMART IS NOW CALLING ON THE FOR ITS PART, WALMART IS NOW CALLING ON THE NATION’S POLITICAL IS NOW CALLING ON THE NATION’S POLITICAL LEADERS TO ENACT NATION’S POLITICAL LEADERS TO ENACT STRONGER BACKGROUND LEADERS TO ENACT STRONGER BACKGROUND CHECKS AND ENSURE THAT STRONGER BACKGROUND CHECKS AND ENSURE THAT SOMEBODY WHO SHOULDN’T CHECKS AND ENSURE THAT SOMEBODY WHO SHOULDN’T GET A WEAPON DOESN’T SOMEBODY WHO SHOULDN’T GET A WEAPON DOESN’T GET A WEAPON. GET A WEAPON DOESN’T GET A WEAPON. AND NOW KROGER LATE GET A WEAPON. AND NOW KROGER LATE TODAY SAID IT IS GOING AND NOW KROGER LATE TODAY SAID IT IS GOING TO BE JOINING WALMART