Walmart stops selling firearms and ammunition: First steps towards disarmament
Walmart, one of the largest distributors of firearms, said it would stop selling pistols, semi-automatic rifles, and ammunition, after it sold out of its current stock.
In addition to the ban on sales, Walmart representatives called not to come to their store with their weapons. It is reported that this ban will be introduced in all stores in the United States.
Walmart's CEO, Doug McMillon, explained that this measure has been taken to prevent mass executions in the future. He also added that this restriction will not affect representatives of law enforcement agencies and people who are allowed to concealed carry of firearms.
Following the call, openly does not carry firearms, the American company Kroger joined Walmart. They stopped selling arms last year, but never limited their customers in carrying pistols until this week.
“Kroger is respectfully asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores, other than authorized law enforcement officers,” Jessica Adelman, group vice president of corporate affairs.
After these public statements, large firearms manufacturers began to lose the value of their shares. Brands like Smith & Wesson and Vista Outdoors have already felt the consequences. It is reported that after Walmart leaves the market for ammunition and weapons, sales are expected to decrease by more than half.
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