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Walmart Announces ‘Massive’ Plan To Step Back Gun Sales | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC


CONTINUES TO WEAKEN.>>SIMONE, THANK YOU, IN WEST>>SIMONE, THANK YOU, IN WEST PALM BEACH SIMONE BOYCE. PALM BEACH SIMONE BOYCE. BREAKING NEWS FROM THE WORLD’S BREAKING NEWS FROM THE WORLD’S LARGEST RETAILER, WALMART JUST LARGEST RETAILER, WALMART JUST ANNOUNCED A MASSIVE ANNOUNCED A MASSIVE DISCONTINUATION OF GUN SALES DISCONTINUATION OF GUN SALES INCLUDING ALL SALES OF SHORT INCLUDING ALL SALES OF SHORT BARREL RIFLE AMMUNITION THAT CAN BARREL RIFLE AMMUNITION THAT CAN BE USED WITH MILITARY STYLE BE USED WITH MILITARY STYLE WEAPONS LIKE THE AR-15s THAT WEAPONS LIKE THE AR-15s THAT HAVE BEEN USED IN PRETTY MUCH HAVE BEEN USED IN PRETTY MUCH EVERY MASS KILLING WE’VE EVERY MASS KILLING WE’VE REPORTED ON IN THE LAST SEVERAL REPORTED ON IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. YEARS. ALL SALES OF HANDGUN AMMUNITION. ALL SALES OF HANDGUN AMMUNITION. ALL SALES OF HANDGUNS IN ALASKA ALL SALES OF HANDGUNS IN ALASKA WHICH IS AN OPEN CARRY STATE, WHICH IS AN OPEN CARRY STATE, ONE OF THE PLACES THEY WERE ONE OF THE PLACES THEY WERE SELLING HANDGUNS. SELLING HANDGUNS.>>THE MOVE FOLLOWS NATIONWIDE>>THE MOVE FOLLOWS NATIONWIDE OUTRAGE AFTER TWO MASS SHOOTINGS OUTRAGE AFTER TWO MASS SHOOTINGS AT WALMART STORES THAT TOOK AT WALMART STORES THAT TOOK PLACE THIS SUMMER. PLACE THIS SUMMER. ALI, THIS IS A MASSIVE MOVE. ALI, THIS IS A MASSIVE MOVE. IF YOU CONSIDER WHAT AN ENORMOUS IF YOU CONSIDER WHAT AN ENORMOUS RETAILER WALMART IS, WHAT AN RETAILER WALMART IS, WHAT AN ENORMOUS EMPLOYER IT IS. ENORMOUS EMPLOYER IT IS. AND WE CAN SIT HERE IN A AND WE CAN SIT HERE IN A NEWSROOM AND SAY THIS IS A VERY NEWSROOM AND SAY THIS IS A VERY CLEAR CUT ISSUE. CLEAR CUT ISSUE. IT’S NOT A CLEAR CUT ISSUE. IT’S NOT A CLEAR CUT ISSUE. GUN CULTURE IS A REALLY GUN CULTURE IS A REALLY IMPORTANT PART OF AMERICA. IMPORTANT PART OF AMERICA.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>AND WALMART SEES MORE OF>>AND WALMART SEES MORE OF AMERICA THAN ANY OTHER BUSINESS AMERICA THAN ANY OTHER BUSINESS IN THIS COUNTRY. IN THIS COUNTRY.>>WITHOUT A DOUBT.>>WITHOUT A DOUBT. TO SEE DOUG McMILLAN THE CURRENT TO SEE DOUG McMILLAN THE CURRENT CEO SORT OF STAND UP AND STEP UP CEO SORT OF STAND UP AND STEP UP AT A TIME LIKE THIS IS A MASSIVE AT A TIME LIKE THIS IS A MASSIVE MOVE. MOVE.>>SO JUST KEEP IN MIND IF YOU>>SO JUST KEEP IN MIND IF YOU WERE STARTING A RETAILER TODAY, WERE STARTING A RETAILER TODAY, YOU WOULDN’T POPULATE IT WITH YOU WOULDN’T POPULATE IT WITH GUNS BECAUSE THERE ARE OTHER GUNS BECAUSE THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THAT ARE JUST HIGHER THINGS THAT ARE JUST HIGHER MARGIN, BETTER BUSINESS. MARGIN, BETTER BUSINESS. BUT WHEN YOU ALREADY SELL GUNS BUT WHEN YOU ALREADY SELL GUNS AND YOU WANT TO TRY AND RESTRICT AND YOU WANT TO TRY AND RESTRICT THEM IT CAUSES — THE NRA I’M THEM IT CAUSES — THE NRA I’M SURE MOMENTARILY WILL COME OUT SURE MOMENTARILY WILL COME OUT WITH A STATEMENT CRITICIZING WITH A STATEMENT CRITICIZING THIS — BUT WALMART IS NOT THIS — BUT WALMART IS NOT ACTUALLY PROBABLY GOING TO HURT ACTUALLY PROBABLY GOING TO HURT THEIR BOTTOM LINE TO SELL FEWER THEIR BOTTOM LINE TO SELL FEWER GUNS AND AMMUNITION BECAUSE THEY GUNS AND AMMUNITION BECAUSE THEY CAN SELL OTHER THINGS THEY SELL CAN SELL OTHER THINGS THEY SELL MORE OF. MORE OF.>>WALMART SELLS SO MANY>>WALMART SELLS SO MANY PRODUCTS BUT THE QUESTION WILL PRODUCTS BUT THE QUESTION WILL BE, IT MIGHT NOT HURT THEM TO BE, IT MIGHT NOT HURT THEM TO LOSE OUT IN GUN SALES BUT WILL LOSE OUT IN GUN SALES BUT WILL IT HURT THEM WITH THEIR CUSTOMER IT HURT THEM WITH THEIR CUSTOMER BASE THAT DIDN’T WANT THIS BASE THAT DIDN’T WANT THIS CHANGE. CHANGE. WE KNOW FROM ED STACK THE CEO OF WE KNOW FROM ED STACK THE CEO OF DICK’S SPORTING GOODS, HE MADE A DICK’S SPORTING GOODS, HE MADE A DECISION TO STOP SELLING ASSAULT DECISION TO STOP SELLING ASSAULT STYLE RIFLES AND IN A HUGE STYLE RIFLES AND IN A HUGE PORTION OF THEIR STORES STOP PORTION OF THEIR STORES STOP SELLING GUNS COMPLETELY. SELLING GUNS COMPLETELY. IT IMPACTED THEIR BUSINESS.

100 thoughts on “Walmart Announces ‘Massive’ Plan To Step Back Gun Sales | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

  1. This appears to be backlash from Walmart, in response to President Trump's Chinese tariffs, which are going to hurt Walmart more than any other retailer.
    It may be quite a battle, one which the Waltons are likely to come out of with far fewer wounds than UnoWho will.

  2. There are plenty of gun dealers who will pick up the slack. Now, Alaska? Just what is the problem there? News has been kind of quiet on that front 'up there'. Do you think if half the McDonald's were closed, it would cut the obesity epidemic down drastically? How about any at all? No, Wendy's would welcome that and a hundred other chains including those Mom and Pop stores. And for you nay sayer's out there it is 'not' better than nothing because it does nothing.

  3. Since we have a limp noodle legislature, the corporations now make up their own laws for the nation. Just think it deserves some discussion, even though I applaud their move. I mean discussion outside of the Koch corporate cabal, or at least give the public some transparency on those discussions.

  4. Canadians have a lot of guns too! These mass shootings are a U.S. Empire issue. Our government does NOT represent the average American!

  5. "gangbangers,wetbacks, ray ray from the trailer park. fat white women for their husbands on fathers day"…."what are people who buy ammo from walmart?

  6. Walmart said it would stop selling short-barrel rifle ammunition, including the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber sometimes used in high-capacity magazines on assault-style weapons The Arkansas-based retailer also said it would ask shoppers not to openly carry firearms in its stores even in states that allow doing so. How does the "free market" taste now ? Your biz isn't worth the liability you and your gun present. Insurance companies are refusing to insure a business for liability that lets people bring firearms into their places of business. Those Gun Free signs are there for insurance purposes if nothing else. Individuals, businesses and building owners can’t take the risk of being uninsured. Because insurance companies realize what most of us realize. Inserting guns into an environment does not make that environment more safe, it makes it less safe.

  7. An important part of America? Not really… It's just boys with their toys feeling big and thinking it's necessary for defense. Maybe a home defense shotgun or something but who really needs that stuff on a regular basis?

  8. Let Walmart lead the parade. Make gun buyers travel hundreds of miles to fulfill their destructive appetites. This is a beginning, a good beginning.

  9. walmart is doing this to pander to the liberals that dont shop there. walmart could care less about their low income customers. where else are they going to shop?

  10. Walmark made a political decision that will affect their business growth. They give up under the influence of the Democratic Communist Party influence and that shows their anti-American stance.

  11. Mass shootings are the only way to keep up pressure on the NRA. Keep up the good works!! Focus on attacking Texas!! Make Amerika Blue across the board!!

  12. Walmart has cameras everywhere so if you don't get to see any footage it means it was a FALSE FLAG .
    There are people getting killed in Chicago land every week and weekend but that dose not fit their program .
    The think gang violence is alright , pretty sick isn't it .

  13. Oh wow…so when the government doesn't do anything to help the problem, the businesses do? What a bloody concept! Nice to see some gears turning!

  14. wow, finally! It only took the mass-murder they've been enabling for years to finally come to their door. Thank goodness for this CEO to have some guts

  15. A 14-year-old boy in Alabama has confessed to killing five members of his own family, US police say.

    Those killed were the boy's father, stepmother and siblings, local media report. Three were found dead at the scene while the other two died in hospital.

    Police say the boy, who has not been named, is co-operating with officials.

    There is no indication yet on any motive nor how he obtained the weapon used, a 9mm handgun.

    The shooting happened late on Monday in the town of Elkmont.

  16. Will do nothing to stop crime. On the plus side this is the best commercial for Rural King I have ever seen! Keep your cheep Chinese sweatshop crap!

  17. "The truth is Walmart’s actions today will not make us any safer. Rather
    than place the blame on the criminal, Walmart has chosen to victimize
    law-abiding Americans,"

  18. Imagine thinking that banning alcohol would make it go away… (hello, prohibition?)

    That is the same logic with gun control.

  19. 👏👏👏
    Bravo, Walmart!
    If our leaders won’t do crap to fix or help solve this problem then we must stand up and do it ourselves! Glad to see someone doing something!

  20. Somebody did something…about something. Way to go! Now, will somebody actually do something about the orange elephant in the room???

  21. hey idiots, you do realize the government taking away your right to protect yourself also huh? You bunch of f**** MSNBC watching turds

  22. Why wasn’t this done in the late 1990’s when Walmart employee Tyrone Montgomery killed Gail Islib, a Walmart employee that he stalked & sexually harassed? Guess where Montgomery bought the gun? The same Walmart store where Islib worked!

  23. So how many people just bought a bunch of ammo or firearms online or are going to this week? Or are planning on going to their local gun store are they actively promote and sell unique Firearms ammo and gear people. Because of this announcement? Curious.

  24. When is Walmart going to ban tobacco, alcohol Etc? I've heard they cause many deaths let alone suffering.? Moral Walmart…. Step it up

  25. There have been hundreds of shootings in and around Wal-marts around the country. Boycott Wal-mart until they boycott guns and gun-gorey video games.

  26. Gun owners in New Zealand are willingly surrendering their guns in a huge buy-back program because they know it's for the common good.

  27. There's plenty of other places to get the same stuff you buy at Walmart if I can't buy my am over there why should I ever buy anything else there that's where all the every gun owners going to say bad move Walmart

  28. Keep abortion safe and legal for all women. It’s their choice. Support Planned Parenthood. It supports family values.

  29. We can’t ban mental cases. We can ban assault weapons of war federally. You can’t own a nuclear bomb. You can’t own an assault weapon. They should be government issue ONLY if you have the balls to join the military and fight for your country, and ALL of its citizens, not just the deplorable. Deplorable has become more commonly used as a noun.

  30. Here’s what happens after governments have disarmed their citizens:
    1911 – Turkey disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1915 – 1917 they murdered 1.5 million Armenians.
    1929 – Russia disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1929 – 1953 they murdered 20 million Russians.
    1935 – China disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1948 – 1952 they murdered 20 million Chinese.
    1938 – Germany disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1939 – 1945 they murdered 16 million Jews.
    1956 – Cambodia disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1975 – 1977 they murdered 1 million Educated people.
    1964 – Guatamala disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1964 – 1981 they murdered 100,000 Mayan Indians.
    1970 – Uganda disarmed it’s citizens, and between 1971 – 1979 they murdered 300,000 Christians. You can argue about the numbers, but the point here is that disarmed citizens are vulnerable, and that there are many historical examples of disarmed citizens being killed and oppressed by their own government. The excuse given by authorities that they need to take guns away from citizens in order to lower crime rates is not supported by facts. Even if a government does not turn on its own citizens after disarming them, people are less safe – because unarmed citizens are easy targets to criminals. Over and over again, it has been clearly shown that taking guns away from citizens does not lead to a decrease in crime but rather a dramatic increase. Australia has disarmed it’s citizens, and a year later the homicide rate in the largest province is up 300%. The burglaries of seniors is “dramatically” up.
    I guess the criminals did not turn their weapons in. Only the innocent law abiding citizens turned in weapons.
    In US cities with the highest crime rates, taking guns away from the citizens has not lowered the homicide rate. All it has done is to make it easier for criminals to operate. The 2nd amendment is not about duck hunting, or deer hunting. It is about having the ability and the right to defend oneself and your family. It doesn’t matter if that threat is a burglar, or the Federal Government. A disarmed population is fair game for any president who may be aspiring to become a dictator. Having its citizens armed was the plain and simple intent of the founding fathers of our country.

  31. Sad to see so many who don’t understand the purpose of the 2nd Amendment, the foundation of our nation and the prosperity of a free society.

  32. The citizens of Mexico wish they had guns to defend themselves. Guess who owns the guns in Mexico…that's right, the police that are one with the drug cartel. Thank goodness for our Constitution and no I will not be shopping at Walmart anymore.

  33. When I, coming from Australia, visited America and had my first trip to Walmart, it was mindblowing that I could buy a tennis racquet, fishing rod, baseball glove and a shotgun all in the one sporting department. My Aussie friends and I found it so bizarre, we asked to hold the guns so we could take Rambo style photos with them 😀 The American staff were highly amused and bemused by our reactions to guns. In Australia, unless you know a farmer (most of us live in cities) or a sporting shooter (rare), chances are most Aussies will never hold or fire a gun in their lifetime, and we don't think that's a bad thing.

  34. Gangs, thugs, hard criminals, and mentally crazy's all now feel much more bold going into all Walmarts armed themselves if legal law abiding citizens can't carry in Walmarts…this is so stupid ! Time to fully Boycott Walmarts..

  35. Some veterans are committing suicide because they have guns. 20 veterans a day are still committing suicide! Christians don’t believe in peace at all, do they? March on Christian soldiers. They’ve always been extremely violent and they get $1 trillion in tax breaks every 12 years. That’s effed up.

  36. Walmart says it is stopping its sale of certain types of ammo to reduce the risk of mass shootings. If it really believed that, then why is it not stopping immediately? Why wait until its existing inventory is sold to start? By "Walmart logic" isn't Walmart continuing to keep the risk of mass shootings unacceptably high? This is all about keeping Walmart's brand separate from the highly emotional news coverage of mass shootings?

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