Walmart Refuses to Stop Profiteering off of Gun Sales, as Another Heavily-Armed Gunman Stalks One of Its Stores.
August 10, 2019
By Oliver Willis
Walmart customers were terrorized by an armed gunman wielding a loaded rifle on Thursday. The incident occurred as Walmart responded to widespread calls that it cease selling guns by banning displays of violent video games.
A 20-year-old man in Springfield, Missouri, walked into a store wearing body armor and a rifle with over 100 rounds of ammunition. Police say he will be charged with making a terrorist threat.
“His intent was not to cause peace or comfort to anybody that was in the business here,” Springfield Police Lt. Mike Lucas told reporters.
Witnesses told a local news station that the gunman used a cell phone to record video of himself walking through the store.
Instead of responding to those concerns, Walmart chose to enact a ban on advertising for video games.
The company sent a bulletin to employees telling them to take down signs and displays “referencing violence.”
“We’ve taken this action out of respect for the incidents of the past week, and this action does not reflect a long-term change in our video game assortment,” Walmart spokesperson Tara House said.
Walmart’s cosmetic response to the serious problem echoes the rhetoric from senior Republican leaders.
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