Walmart Doesn't Intend to Limit Gun, Ammo Sales After Shooting

In July Walmart announced that it would stop selling guns in New Mexico after a new state law requiring background checks for almost all private gun sales excluding antiques and those to relatives went into effect

Walmart Doesn't Intend to Limit Gun, Ammo Sales After Shooting

But in a post on LinkedIn late Tuesday, he offered no details and company officials say Walmart's policy on gun sales has not changed.

The big box retailer has made changes in recent years, including ending the sale of modern-sporting rifles, like the AR-15, in 2015. "Walmart will want to show respect for the rights of its employees, but also remain unchanged in its policy toward selling firearms".

At the time, Walmart attributed its decision to sluggish demand for the guns, rather than politics.

Some critics have suggested that Walmart stop selling guns entirely, but you can use your influence over gun makers for good.

"The El Paso shooting happened in their store, they have a responsibility to go further". But because of its biggest chain in the US, Walmart continues to face criticism for its firearm stocks.

At least 20 people were killed while 24 others suffered injuries on Saturday after a man opened fire at its stores in Texas on Saturday, days after a displeased employee killed shot dead two colleagues and a police officer in its store in Mississippi.

In addition, Walmart requires background checks to purchase a gun and has stopped selling toys that look like assault rifles - including airsoft guns.

Other gun control activists such as Texas Gun Sense President Ed Scruggs said Walmart, whose stores act as de facto community centers in rural America, could do more to educate children and teenagers on gun safety.

"We're praying for the victims, the community & our associates, as well as the first responders", the statement said.

"We have evolved how we are dealing with different crisis situations through the years", he said.

The company's founder Sam Walton loved guns so much so that he named a hunting rifle after him. Another user, from Irvine, California, said Walmart's statement outlining that it would not change its gun policies in the wake of the two shootings over the weekend was "shocking".

The Walmart corporate employee, identified as Thomas Marshall, sent the mass email to thousands of people within the company's entire e-commerce team located in multiple offices across the U.S., Business Insider reported.

Walmart is one of the largest sellers of guns and ammunition, the Post reported, with guns on sale at half of its 4,750 US stores, including Arkansas.

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