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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, Boris Johnson has lost his governing majority in parliament after one conservative MP defected and joined the opposition.

Meanwhile, China has filed a legal complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over Trump's new tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese goods, half of which was imposed on Sunday, September 1st. This case likely won't be decided until Trump is gone.

Finally, Walmart is banning open carry in their stores and discontinuing sales of some ammunition.

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it will discontinue the sale of handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it. [...]

The Bentonville, Arkansas-based discounter said Tuesday it will stop handgun ammunition as well as short-barrel rifle ammunition, such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber used in military style weapons, after it runs out of its current inventory.

It will also discontinue handgun sales in Alaska. Walmart stopped selling handguns in the mid-1990s, with the exception of Alaska. The latest move marks its complete exit from that business and allows it to focus on hunting rifles and related ammunition only.

“We have a long heritage as a company of serving responsible hunters and sportsmen and women, and we’re going to continue doing so,” according to a memo by Walmart’s CEO Doug McMillon to be circulated to employees Tuesday afternoon.

This is not as liberal of a position as some may hold, but I personally don't think selling hunting rifles is a problem. Hunting rifles have never been a significant problem. The problem is assault rifles like the AR-15 which are designed to kill people. No one buys an AR-15 to hunt deer or wild turkey.

  • muselet

    I could watch this on a loop.

    –alopecia

  • Christopher Foxx

    request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores

    How many times have I seen signs that say things like “No shirt, no shoes, NO SERVICE!”. Good to know Walmart has finally gotten enough backbone to ask that folks not bring guns into the store.