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

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

'My heart aches for the community in El Paso, especially the associates and customers at store 2201 and the families of the victims, ' he wrote.

Last Tuesday, two employees at a Walmart in Southaven, Miss., were shot dead by a coworker, and on Saturday, 22 people were killed and dozens more injured after a gunman opened fire in a busy Walmart in El Paso, Texas. In 2013, a month after a gunman in CT shot dead more than 20 people at a school, almost 300,000 people signed a petition urging Walmart to stop selling assault weapons. It's unclear what next steps Walmart will take on the matter of gun sales and security. Maybe they were not directly being threatened, having a firearm does not mean you are required to protect anyone, it only allows you the freedom too.

Though the gun used in the El Paso shooting has not been sold at Walmart in years, advocacy groups are applying more pressure to the retail giant, which has more than 11,000 stores. Walmart has said that it will continue to sell guns and ammunition.

"Walmart has a history of moving in the right direction, but what happened in El Paso shows they need to go further", executive director Igor Volsky, said.

Walmart (WMT) remains focused on ensuring employees at its stores are well taken care of in the wake of two tragic shootings this past week. In early 2013, just one month after a gunman in Newtown, Connecticut, shot dead 20 first-graders and six adults at an elementary school, almost 300,000 people signed a petition urging Walmart to stop selling assault weapons.

"If this isn't a reason to boycott Walmart, I don't know what is!" the user tweeted.

"You can never predict violence, which is why we focus on training and preparation so seriously", Hargrove said.

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Police and federal officials are responding to "multi reports of multiple shooters " at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas on Saturday. A Facebook Live broadcast of the event showed Escobar being approached by two individuals. "There is no active shooter now ".

The company spokesperson also mentioned that Walmart has paid attention to public discourse on gun violence and has initiated a ban on the sale of "modern sporting rifles" which he described as "military-style semi-automatic rifles".

"There's not been any directive to any stores around the country to change any policy", company spokesman Randy Hargrove said in an interview with Bloomberg.

The company's founder Sam Walton loved guns so much so that he named a hunting rifle after him.

"A lot of us are on edge", the 48-year-old said.

The retailer has yet to respond to a BBC request for comment.

"We follow all federal, state and local regulations", Hargrove said.

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