Walmart will bar shoppers from openly carrying guns in its stores and stop selling some ammunition in response to 2 deadly shootings
Walmart is barring shoppers from openly carrying guns in its stores and ending the sale of some types of ammunition in response to two deadly shootings at its stores, the company said on Tuesday.
“After selling through our current inventory commitments, we will discontinue sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber that, while commonly used in some hunting rifles, can also be used in large capacity clips on military-style weapons,” Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in a memo to employees on Tuesday.
Business strategy expert breaks down Walmart’s end to handgun ammo sales
“They have built a business that includes selling firearms and ammunition,” business strategy expert Matthew Mitchell said. “So, this week’s decision really represents a change from that strategy.”
Mitchell said the bold move will hurt Walmart in the short term. The company estimates its share will drop from 20% to 6%.
He said the same thing happened to Dick’s Sporting Goods in 2018 after the company made a similar decision to pull ammunition from its shelves.
“Since that time, they have posted 2.3% growth year over year for this last quarter, which is a significant improvement,” Mitchell said.
San Francisco Officials Designate NRA a Domestic Terrorist Organization
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday declaring the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization and urging other municipalities, states and the federal government to do the same.
The resolution calls out the NRA for inciting acts of violence and spreading “misinformation and propaganda” and encourages the city to assess and limit contracts with vendors affiliated with the NRA. It stops short, though, of putting in place any enforcement mechanisms or new regulations.
“The NRA conspires to limit gun violence research, restrict gun violence data sharing and most importantly aggressively tries to block every piece of sensible gun violence prevention legislation proposed on any level, local state or federal,” said Supervisor Catherine Stefani, who sponsored the measure.
A longtime advocate for gun safety, Stefani also introduced a resolution earlier this year that authorized the San Francisco Police Department to use funds from the U.S. Department of Justice to help improve the collection, management and analysis of gun-crime evidence.
San Francisco human feces map shows waste blanketing the California city
A new map pinpointing the locations where human feces are reported to have been found in the California city since 2011 shows San Francisco has a staggering problem with the stinky stuff.
Nearly every city block has had a poop sighting in recent years as the city grapples with homelessness, according to data compiled by Open The Books.
Not even the basking sea lions and aquatic life calling the Bay Area home have been spared. One report was pinpointed to Seal Rocks – a jagged formation surrounded by the ocean – and more waste was sighted in the waters off the popular Fisherman’s Wharf tourist area.
Official Lies, Bubonic Plague, And California’s Homeless Challenge
According to California Governor (and former San Francisco Mayor) Gavin Newsom, the “vast majority” of San Francisco’s homeless people “also come in from… Texas.”
To him, that’s “just an interesting fact;” to PolitiFact, it’s “Pants on Fire” inaccurate. PolitiFact goes as far as calling it “ridiculous.”
Return of Medieval Diseases Feared in California
Government officials are warning of the return of “medieval diseases” in California, particularly after the news spread that a Los Angeles deputy city attorney said she had contracted typhus, a centuries-old horrific disease usually spread by rats, within L.A.’s City Hall.
De Blasio logged a 7-hour work month at City Hall
Mayor Bill de Blasio spent a mere seven hours — less than one full workday — at City Hall during the month he launched his bid for the White House, records reviewed by The Post show.