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Walmart will still sell guns after mass shootings; Not making 'change in any company policy'

One of the nation's top gun sellers intends on staying the course, after shootings at two of its stores in one week

August 05, 2019 - 5:39 pm
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(KMOX) - Two days after a mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas Walmart left 22 people dead, the company says it won't be changing its policy on gun sales. 

According to multiple reports, a company spokesperson said "There is no change in any company policy," and has touted its strict rules in place around firearm and ammunition sales. 

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"We've always had stringent policies around how we do sell firearms from going above the federal guidelines on approving a customer before we sell the firearm to how we train our associates,'' Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove told USA Today.

Federal and state authorities continue to investigate the mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart that left 20 people dead and more than two dozen others injured. That shooting came a few days after two people were shot and killed in a Walmart store in Mississippi.

Igor Volsky, founder of the group Guns Down America, has been tweeting and calling for Walmart and other big gun sellers to "stop selling guns until this nation raises the federal standard for gun ownership."

 

Walmart has previously taken steps to restrict some sales of ammunition and guns, like in 2015, it stopped selling modern sporting rifles. Then three years later, it prohibited sales of firearms to anyone under 21-years-old.

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