Walmart Inc., the biggest retailer in the U.S. and a leading seller of firearms and ammunition, announced last week that it would stop selling bullets for handguns and military-style rifles, stop selling handguns in Alaska (the last remaining state where it makes such sales), and "respectfully" ask its customers to stop openly carrying guns in its stores.
The move is welcome in its own right--but it's especially encouraging as a sign that public opinion is swinging ever more strongly in support of effective gun-control policies.
Momentum seems to be building toward meaningful gun-control regulation. Walmart's chief executive and the company's courageous board deserve credit for recognizing this, and for adding their weight to the cause.
Editorial on 09/10/2019
Print Headline: Walmart moves on guns