The chief government officer of Walmart is looking for a debate on banning assault weapons amid strain for the retailer to cease promoting firearms.
Doug McMillon made the feedback Thursday within the retailer’s quarterly earnings report, according to CBS.
“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,” the ready assertion mentioned. “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.”
In 1994, the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act banned the manufacture or sale for civilian use of sure semi-automatic weapons that may very well be transformed to hearth robotically and magazines that might accommodate 10 rounds or extra of ammunition.
The regulation was allowed to expire 10 years later.
Calls for Walmart to cease promoting weapons have grown after two latest mass shootings, together with one at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.
The retailer, nevertheless, has mentioned it won’t stop selling firearms.