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Walmart plans to dramatically step back from gun sales after 'horrific' shootings

By CNBC

Walmart CEO Doug McMillan's announcement bans the so-called "open cary" of firearms in Walmart stores and also ends some military-style ammunition salesRead full story

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  • This is good. Guns should be available through dedicated gun shops, not every department store.

  • I consider myself generally in favor of gun rights, but good for Walmart on this. The only reason you would ever "need" a military style weapon is to kill people.

  • This is going to bite them in the a**. They're disenfranchising their customer base, and they're asking people not to open carry even in states where it's entirely legal.

  • A completely reasonable rule. Their property, their business, their rules. *NOTE* They only said OPEN carry. Nothing about concealed fire arms.

  • As an outsider, all I’d say is that the amount of airtime this issue gets compared to health, poverty, human rights or environment seems disproportionate.

  • Walmart bans “open carry” amid tragedies.

  • A step in the right direction..

  • It's their choice, which is fine, but the left is trying to force policy outside of government.

    They shame corporations for disagreeing with them and threaten boycotts. The funny thing is the same people who threaten Walmart shop there anyway, because it's cheap. They're not going to stop shopping

    It's their choice, which is fine, but the left is trying to force policy outside of government.

    They shame corporations for disagreeing with them and threaten boycotts. The funny thing is the same people who threaten Walmart shop there anyway, because it's cheap. They're not going to stop shopping, because there are locked up guns in the corner with ammo.

    I'm fine with them choosing to discontinue buying pistol rounds and .223, but I hope it's not to please those people. If we just shame companies and they obey we will end up with Republican stores and Democrat stores. How wonderful.

  • CEO McMillon has demonstrated his total lack of distinction between legal, lawful firearm ownership and criminal. He now sends the message to millions of customers "Don't shop here for ammo. We think you will use it to commit a crime." These law abiding people have just been smeared by Walmart and will

    CEO McMillon has demonstrated his total lack of distinction between legal, lawful firearm ownership and criminal. He now sends the message to millions of customers "Don't shop here for ammo. We think you will use it to commit a crime." These law abiding people have just been smeared by Walmart and will shop elsewhere for their firearms and ammunition. This is sad to see - another CEO blindly bending under activist pressure. How can people like McMillon attain such lofty positions and be so ignorant? Does he really believe this will result in anything meaningful?

    Obviously he hasn't looked at the facts about the killers in these criminal events.

    Additionally, will Walmart executives now look at their liquor, pharmacies (opioid sales) and electronics departments (video games) to control their sales of "problem" products?

  • Their company their call and nobody's business but theirs

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