On Tuesday, Walmart announced a major change in gun policy and a ban on the sale of some types of ammunition in response to the nationwide epidemic of mass shootings.
CNBC reports: & # 39; Walmart said Tuesday that it will suspend short-range ammunition sales that can be used with military weapons, cancel firearms ammunition sales and stop all firearms sales in Alaska, following two "horrific" firearms at Walmart stores this summer. The largest retailer in the world is also asking Walmart and Sam's Club customers to no longer have open firearms in stores, in states where "open carry" is permitted, unless authorized attorneys are present. & # 39;
Said CEO Doug McMillon in a letter to employees: “Last week our Walmart family suffered two separate acts of violence. It is difficult to find a word that is strong enough to describe how we feel. We feel a wide range of emotions ̵
1; shock, anger, sadness. We also feel gratitude for the first responders in El Paso and Southaven and are proud of the way our staff responded so boldly. … When it becomes clearer that the shooting in El Paso was motivated by hatred, we are more determined than ever to promote an inclusive environment where all people are valued and welcomed. Our store in El Paso is known as a tightly-knit hub for people in the region, serving customers from both sides of the border. I continue to be amazed at the strength and excitement we find in the diversity of communities in which we live and work. "
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