Wal-Mart Dropping Assault Rifles Over Sales, Not Politics
Wal-Mart's decision to drop guns commonly used in mass shooting may have little to do with politics and current events.By Ben Lawson | August 26, 2015
Wal-Mart, the nation's largest seller of guns and ammunition, says it plans to stop selling semi-automatic rifles in its stores.
A Wal-Mart spokesman told BearingArms.com Tuesday the move was more about consumer demand than anything political. The stores will instead stock guns that sell better, like hunting rifles. (Video via Wal-Mart)
But the news came at a very political moment. The next day, a shooter in Virginia killed two journalists and injured another, and the Wal-Mart news quickly got swept up in the gun control debate.