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Walmart's Announcement on Firearms
Sep 4, 2019 at 01:10 AM

The Quick Facts

  • In a September 3rd press release, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon outlined a series of new gun policies in response to recent mass shootings.
  • Walmart 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."
  • The company also promised to "sell through and discontinue handgun ammunition; and... discontinue handgun sales in Alaska, marking our complete exit from handguns."
  • McMillon stated that, "we believe these actions will reduce our market share of ammunition from around 20% to a range of approximately 6 to 9%."

Food For Thought

Did Walmart make the right decision? What kind of impact, if any, will it have on our national gun conversation?

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Bloomberg Opinion

Walmart’s Small Move on Guns Could Have a Big Impact

Sarah Halzack
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The New York Times

Walmart’s C.E.O. Steps Into the Gun Debate. Other C.E.O.s Should Follow.

Andrew Ross Sorkin
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The Washington Examiner

Walmart takes a meaningless stand for gun control

Kimberly Ross
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The National Rifle Association

NRA Statement on Walmart's Decision to Change Firearms Policy

The National Rifle Association
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