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Why Walmart decided to end sales of some ammunition and handguns


SQUAD SAID THE FIRE STARTED FROM UNATTENDED COOKING. RICH: WALMART IS ENDING THEIR SALES OF SOME AMMUNITION AND HANDGUNS. TAYLOR: 22NEWS REPORTER HECTOR MOLINA IS LIVE AT WALMART IN HADLEY TO EXPLAIN WHAT LED UP TO THIS DECISION. HECTOR: THIS COMES AFTER THE MASS SHOOTING THAT TOOK PLACE AT A WALMART IN EL PASO LAST MONTH, AND ANOTHER SHOOTING THAT HAPPENED IN SOUTHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE THAT. AFTER SELLING THROUGH THEIR CURRENT INVENTORY COMMITMENTS, WALMART PLANS TO NO LONGER SELL .223 AND 5.56 CALIBER AMMUNITION. IN A STATEMENT MADE BY WALMART CEO AND PRESIDENT DOUG MCMILON, HE SAID “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.” SOME WALMARTS HERE IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS CARRY AMMUNITION. THOSE STORES ARE IN WESTFIELD, WARE, HADLEY, ORANGE, PITTSFIELD, AND NORTH ADAMS. IN REPONSE TO WALMARTS DECISION, THE NRA SENT A STATEMENT THAT READS IN PART, “IT IS SHAMEFUL TO SEE WALMART SUCCUMB TO THE PRESSURE OF THE ANTI-GUN ELITES. LINES AT WALMART WILL SOON BE REPLACED BY LINES AT OTHER RETAILERS WHO ARE MORE SUPPORTIVE OF AMERICA’S FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS.” HECTOR: MCMILON SAID WALMART WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE CONSTRUCTIVE STEPS MCMILON SAID WALMART WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE CONSTRUCTIVE STEPS TO REDUCE THAT EVENTS LIKE THE SHOOTINS IN EL PASO AND SOUTHAVEN WILL EVER HAPPEN AGAIN. IN HADLEY, HM, 22NEWS.

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  1. Thank you cards from the smaller shops should be in the mail this week…They were just handed a major ramp up in their store traffic..

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