Gun Sales Become Problem For Wal-Mart

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Apr 07, 2003
George Anderson

By George Anderson


A report in The Los Angeles Times said California attorney general’s office found Wal-Mart stores “committed nearly 500 violations of the state’s gun laws, including selling weapons to felons and releasing firearms to buyers before the end of the required 10-day waiting period.”


The chain responded by temporarily suspending firearm sales in its Californian stores.


The state’s attorney general, Bill Lockyer praised Wal-Mart for “acting promptly and responsibly.”


Moderator’s Comment: Should the laws governing firearm
sales at retail be changed? How?


Hallye Jordan, a spokeswoman for Mr. Lockyer’s office
was quick to point out Wal-Mart’s problems with gun sales were not a case of
criminal intent. She said, “It’s poor management, poor communication and poor
training.” [George
Anderson – Moderator
]

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