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Walmart Enters the Gun Control Debate

Walmart Enters the Gun Control Debate

Update: 2019-09-0551
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A month after a gunman killed 22 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, the nation’s largest retailer, said that it would stop selling ammunition used for handguns and military-style weapons and call on Congress to consider a new ban on assault rifles. We look at what Walmart’s move means, and how corporate America could play a role in curbing the epidemic of gun violence. Guest: Andrew Ross Sorkin, a financial columnist for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily

Background reading: 

  • Walmart, whose reach has reshaped communities nationwide, largely avoids publicly wading into politics. That made its decision to limit ammunition sales even more notable.
  • The move by Doug McMillon, Walmart’s chief executive, “to engage in a meaningful conversation about responsible gun sales in America could give license to other business leaders to enter the conversation,” Andrew Ross Sorkin writes.



For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

Comments (69)

Thomas Franklin

if Jake and Ryan (same person) lose their arguments with you they run and hide. sad!

Sep 6th
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Thomas Franklin

LOOK AT THESE FACISTS IN THE COMMENTS. MAKE AMERICA FREE AGAIN. FUCK THE NEW YORK TIMES. TRASH RAG. I WOULDNT WIPE MY ASS WITH IT!

Sep 6th
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John Smith

does anyone else need any more proof that the Times are not journalists? These disgusting hacks are liberal activists! so obvious... the reporter is lobbying Walmart to stop gun sales... wtf

Sep 5th
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Walmart Enters the Gun Control Debate

Walmart Enters the Gun Control Debate