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UPDATE: Walmart Not Altering Gun Sale Policy

Nation's largest retailer said no changes will be made following Newtown shooting.

Following publication of the article below, Patch received more information from Walmart regarding its gun products and accessory sales. Here is the additional information:

Walmart does sell Modern Sporting Rifles (MSR) in about 1,200 stores in areas where these products are relevant to customers in those stores, according to the retailer.

"I think it’s also important to note that Walmart only sells low-capacity magazines for Modern Sporting Rifles as an accessory and we only sell handguns in our stores in Alaska, stated Lundberg.

 

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The nation's largest gun retailer is not altering its product assortment in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, a Walmart spokesperson told Patch.

“We remain dedicated to the safe and responsible sale of firearms in areas of the country where they are sold. Part of our commitment to gun safety is our involvement in the 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns' coalition,” Kory Lundberg, director of national media relations, said in an e-mail.

“We don’t sell guns online and we have made no change to the assortment of guns we sell in our stores,” wrote Lundberg.

Walmart operates 12 stores on Long Island.

Walmart's response comes on the heels of a move by Dick’s Sporting Goods to suspend the sale of some semi-automatic rifles from its stores across the country, including its four Long Island locations.

CNN reported that the sporting goods chain made the decision out of respect for the victims and families of Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Seadog24 December 19, 2012 at 07:52 PM
wallmart is to greedy to do anything that would benefit anything but wallmart THEY SUCK
Eileen Green December 20, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Shame on them! Obviously the bottom line is profit over human lives...
Jim December 20, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Have we yet seen any agency (private or government) step up and guarantee they will incarcerate all those persons deemed unstable and a potential threat to themselves and society in general.
joe December 20, 2012 at 01:12 PM
boycott walmart you know thats not gonna happen
Shari December 20, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Another reason NOT to shop at Walmart!

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