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Walmart to stop selling handgun and short-barrel rifle ammo


Richard: THE NATION’S LARGEST RETAILER TAKING A STAND TONIGHT – WALMART STOPPING SALES OF AMMO FOR HANDGUNS AND ASSAULT RIFLES…. AND ASKING CUSTOMERS NOT TO OPENLY CARRY FIREARMS IN ITS STORES. GOOD EVENING, I’M RICHARD RANSOM, KATINA IS OFF TONIGHT. THE STUNNING ANNOUNCEMENT FROM WALMART’S CEO — WHICH SELLS ONE OUT OF FIVE BULLETS IN AMERICA — SAYS THE MOVE WILL “MAKE THE COUNTRY SAFER”… SPECIFICALLY AFTER THE DEADLY SHOOTING WALMART STORES LAST MONTH IN SOUTHAVEN.. AND IN TEXAS. LOCAL 24 NEWS REPORTER REBECCA BUTCHER IS LIVE IN SOUTHAVEN.. REBECCA ?? REBECCA: AS THE FAMILIES OF THE TWO MANAGERS WHO DIED THIS WALMART GRIEVE – THE RETAILER’S DECIDED TO STOP ITS AMMUNITION SALES. BUT IS IT MAKING SHOPPERS AT WALMART FEEL SAFER? SOME SAY IT’S THE RIGHT RESPONSE. REBECCA BUTCHER/REPORTIN G: Stanley Jones, Walmart Shopper “If you stop the ammunition sales you’ll stop a lot of violence and a lot of crime so I think it’s a good move.” TUESDAY WAS STANLEY JONES’ FIRST DAY COMING BACK TO THE SOUTHAVEN WALMART SINCE MANAGERS – ANTHONY BROWN AND BRANDON GALES-WERE SHOT TO DEATH IN LATE JULY. SUSPENDED EMPLOYEE MARTEZ ABRAM WAS CHARGED IN THEIR DEATHS. ABRAM IS STILL IN MEMPHIS AT THE HOSPITAL. WALMART – WHICH SELLS ONE IN EVERY 5 BULLETS IN THE U.S. – ANNOUNCED IT IS HALTING THE SALE OF AMMUNITION FOR HANDGUNS AND ASSAULT RIFLES. Billy Watkins, Gun Owner and Dealer “What’s that gonna stop? If people want guns they can get guns. Either legally or illegally. People can buy ammunition anywhere. If they take it off the shelf they’ll just go somewhere else.” GUN OWNER AND DEALER BILLY WATKINS THINKS THE MOVE WON’T GET TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM-STOPPING SHOOTERS FROM KILLING THE INNOCENT. THE RETAILER IS ALSO ASKING PEOPLE IN OPEN- CARRY STATES NOT TO BRING GUNS INTO STORES.. FOLLOWING THE SHOOTINGS IN SOUTHAVEN, EL PASO, DAYTON, AND JUST THIS WEEKEND, ODESSA, TEXAS. Billy Watkins, Gun Owner and Dealer “This is a stand your ground state so you know it seems to me the more armed people you have the safer you’d be. If I worked at Walmart I’d want to be able to able to carry a pistol.” WALMART STOPPED SELLING MILITARY- STYLE WEAPONS IN 2015 – THE CHAIN SAYS IT WILL STILL CARRY HUNTING RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS. Stanley Jones, Walmart Shopper “I don’t think it’s a good idea to bring your guns because anything can happen. It’s children around and you might accidentally drop it and it goes off.” REBECCA: SOUTHAVEN CHIEF DEPUTY MARK LITTLE SAYS SUSPECT MARTEZ ABRAM IS FIGHTING EXTRADITION BACK TO MISSISSIPPI. THE NEXT STEP IS A WARRANT FROM THE MISSISSIPPI GOVERNOR -THAT PROCESS IS STILL IN THE WORKS. WE’RE REACHED OUT TO THE VICTIMS FAMILIES -WHO ARE NOT READY TO SPEAK. LIVE IN SOUTHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI – REBECCA BUTCHER LOCAL 24 NEWS. THANK YOU REBECCA. IN RESPONSE TO WALMART’S DECISION… STRONG WORDS FROM THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION.

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