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MORE shootings ... this time in El Paso and Dayton

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by melock, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Anybody actually care to address what he's sayibg?

    Why do I kose debates to this guy?
  2. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    You’re a terrible troll. At least be entertaining.
  3. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    Because you're Joe Btfsplk.
  4. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I'm still trying to figure out what I ever did to either if you and why you have a oroblem with me.
  5. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

  6. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

  7. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    NBC10's livestream is not mentioning this at all.
  9. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

  10. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    he's not wrong about walmart
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    99.9 percent of our customers survive their visits?
    HanSenSE likes this.
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Obviously, nobody told him about this part of the earnings report from the WM CEO ...

    Our hearts continue to be with our associates in El Paso and Southaven and we are focused on the safety of our associates and customers in all our stores and clubs. Those tragic and painful events will be with us forever, and our hearts go out to the families that were impacted.

    I continue to be amazed by the courage, resilience and caring of our people. As it’s become clearer that the shooting in El Paso was motivated by hate, we are more resolved than ever to foster an inclusive environment where all people are valued and welcomed.

    As we’ve shared previously, we will strive to use these experiences to identify additional actions we can take to strengthen our processes, improve our technology and create an even safer environment in our stores. We’re also thinking through the broader issues related to gun violence and things we should do to help create safer communities. We would like for everyone to be reminded of the steps we’ve already taken:

    • We stopped selling handguns in every state but Alaska in the mid90s.
    • We stopped selling military-style rifles such as the AR-15 in 2015.
    • We raised the age limit to purchase a firearm or ammunition to 21 in 2018.
    • Walmart only sells a firearm after receiving a “green light” on a background check, while federal law only requires the absence of a “red light” after three business days. We don’t sell a firearm until we receive a “green light” regardless of the time period.
    • We videotape the point of sale for firearms, only allow certain associates to sell firearms, and secure firearms in a locking case with individual locks, among other measures.

    We’ve attempted to take common sense steps that allow us to serve customers and create a safer environment. We estimate that we represent about 2 percent of the market for firearms today, which we believe places us outside at least the top three sellers in the industry. We estimate we have about a 20 percent share of ammunition.

    In the national conversation around gun safety, we’re encouraged that broad support is emerging to strengthen background checks and to remove weapons from those who have been determined to pose an imminent danger. We do not sell military-style rifles, and we believe the reauthorization of the Assault Weapons ban should be debated to determine its effectiveness in keeping weapons made for war out of the hands of mass murderers. We must also do more to understand the root causes that lead to this type of violent behavior.
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