Connect with us

The Hollywood Unlocked

Walmart to Stop Selling Ammunition for Assault-Style Weapons

Photo Credit: Walmart/ NBC

Featured

Walmart to Stop Selling Ammunition for Assault-Style Weapons

Walmart to Stop Selling Ammunition for Assault-Style Weapons

On Tuesday, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon issued a memo that announced the store will stop selling handguns, as well as ammunition for handguns and short-barrel rifles. He also asked shoppers to stop openly carrying firearms in its stores nationwide in response to two deadly shootings at Walmart stores in El Paso, Texas, and Southaven, Mississippi.

RELATED: El Paso Walmart To Reopen With Memorial To Mass Shooting Victims

“After selling through our current inventory commitments, we will discontinue sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber that, while commonly used in some hunting rifles, can also be used in large capacity clips on military-style weapons,” Doug McMillon said.

He added,

“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.”

Following the recent shootings at Walmart stores in El Paso, Texas, and Southaven, Mississippi that killed 24 people, many Americans have been asking for stricter gun laws.

In McMillon’s attempt “to take constructive steps to reduce the risk that events like these will happen again,” he has also sent letters to the White House and Congress encouraging debate around stronger gun-control measures.

“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.”

Socialites, do you think this is a great move by Walmart? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below!

Press Play Below For More:

RELATED: Walmart Employees Stage Walkout To Protest Gun Sales

Source

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Featured

Exclusive

Trending

Contributors

To Top
close