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[DOC] Walmart response

Author: Walmart, Published on: 12 February 2014

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Walmart to respond to a petition raising concerns about selling firearms marketed to children.] Over the years, we have been very purposeful about striking the right balance between serving our customers that are hunters and sportsmen and ensuring that we sell firearms in the most responsible manner possible. For example, we don't sell handguns in the continental U.S.; we don't sell high capacity magazines as an accessory; we currently limit sales of MSRs to less than one-third of our stores, primarily where there are large concentrations of hunters and sportsmen; and we don't sell firearms online. Not every retailer has made these choices. In fact, in 2008 we became a charter member of Mayor Bloomberg's coalition against illegal guns and adopted the 10-point code established by the Responsible Firearms Retailer Partnership that goes beyond what the law requires, including [v]ideotaping all firearms transactions...[n]o sales without background check results...[s]ecuring firearms...

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