On Tuesday, the 3rd of September 2019, Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart Inc., the American multinational retailer operating a chain of hypermarkets, had issued a statement saying that the US-based retailing giant would be discontinuing sales of ammunitions for assault-style rifles alongside some handguns on all of its stores across the United States, as a repercussion to recent mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.
In point of fact, Bentonville-based Walmart Inc., majority owned by a rich Walton family, alongside other US firearm dealers had recently faced off a million-dollar question on usage of guns and gun safety, as mass shooting across the United States had inflated substantially over the recent weeks.
As a response to latest mass shootings, the largest US firearm dealer, Walmart Inc. alongside its rival, Fred Meyer owned by Kroger and Dick’s Sporting Goods, had already stalled sales of assault rifles and raised minimum age of gun purchase to 21.
In point of fact, while the latest move would likely to force Walmart Inc. to centre its focus more on to the weapons for hunting including deer rifles, shotguns alongside related ammunition and equipment instead human assaults, a Walmart Inc.
spokesman said in an interview on Tuesday (Sept. 3rd), “The general principle is if we don’t sell the firearm we wouldn’t sell the ammunition,” though National Rifles Association said Walmart’s action would not be sufficient to make the country safer adding “It is shameful to see Walmart succumb to the pressure of the anti-gun elites.
Lines at Walmart will soon be replaced by lines at other retailers who are more supportive of America’s fundamental freedoms. ”