Update: Walmart is feeling the pressure and just announced that they'll stop selling some — but not all — ammunition. It's not enough. We have to turn up the heat and demand they stop selling all guns and ammunition. NOW!
A white supremacist killed 22 people and wounded dozens more at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, just days after a Walmart employee killed two colleagues inside the Southaven, Mississippi store.
Despite bearing witness to two shootings that left 24 people dead within just five days, Walmart executives don’t have plans to stop selling guns anytime soon. Walmart is one of the country’s largest gun retailers, selling firearms and ammunition in half of its 4,750 U.S. stores. In states where it is legal to do so, Walmart also allows shoppers to open carry.
After the shooting in El Paso, Walmart offered “prayers,” but empty platitudes don’t create meaningful change. Walmart needs to take direct, thoughtful action and pull all guns and ammunition from their shelves.
Walmart has taken gradual measures to address its gun policies in recent years. It’s clear the retail giant is capable of change: it stopped selling assault rifles in 2015 and raised the minimum gun and ammunition purchasing age from 18 to 21 after the Parkland school shooting in 2018.
Now, Walmart needs to take the next step and stop selling guns and ammunition altogether. Simply raising the purchasing age and refusing to sell assault rifles is not enough to address gun violence.
Sign the petition to Walmart: Stop selling guns and ammunition!