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130K-Plus Sign Petition Calling on Walmart to Halt Gun Sales

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By    |   Wednesday, 21 August 2019 05:40 PM

Retail giant Walmart is under pressure to discontinue gun sales following a mass shooting at one of its stores earlier this month, with 130,000-plus people signing a Change.org petition calling for the change.

Many employees have signed the petition.

"In light of these recent tragedies – a mere snapshot of the gun violence epidemic plaguing the United States – and in response to Corporate's inaction, we as employees are organizing several days of action, to protest Walmart's profit from the sale of firearms and ammunition," a note on Change.org reads.

"Customers no longer feel as safe as they once did in our stores. We must do more. We have the power to do more."

The mass shooting, which happened in an El Paso, Texas, store, was targeted by a white 21-year-old man who allegedly wanted to kill Hispanics. He did not purchase his weapon at a Walmart store.

Still, the petition states Walmart (WMT) is one of the largest retailers of firearms in the U.S., and "there is a direct correlation between the number/availability of guns and the amount of mass shootings per capita."

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With 130,000-plus people signing a Change.org petition, retail giant Walmart is under pressure to discontinue gun sales following a mass shooting at one of its stores earlier this month.
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