Join the news democracyWhere your votes decide the Top 100
People online are urging Walmart to stop selling guns following the two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend.
At least nine people were killed after a gunman opened fire in Ohio, mere hours after a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas that killed at least 20 people, by a suspected white supremacist.
This is the second shooting to occur at a Walmart in the past few days – the other shooting took place at a Mississippi branch where two people were killed.
In response to the shooting, Walmart released a statement on Twitter:
We're in shock over the tragic events at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, where store 2201 & club 6502 are located.We’re praying for the victims, the community & our associates, as well as the first responders.We’re working closely with law enforcement & will update as appropriate.
We're in shock over the tragic events at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, where store 2201 & club 6502 are located.
We’re praying for the victims, the community & our associates, as well as the first responders.
We’re working closely with law enforcement & will update as appropriate.
Hey @walmart, maybe you could, hmm, I don’t know, stop selling guns? https://t.co/DqsbR7PnJ7 — Chris Sacca 🇺🇸 (@Chris Sacca 🇺🇸)
Walmart sells guns.
Walmart allows open carry in its stores, where other retailers like Starbucks have banned open… https://t.co/SHMvVure4J — Clara Jeffery (@Clara Jeffery)
@ClaraJeffery walmart sells guns.
texas has high rates of gun ownership.
texas has 'loose' concealed carry and ope… https://t.co/djUiTQrZ5U — Aaron Ward Esq says Wear A Mask, Get Vaxxed! (@Aaron Ward Esq says Wear A Mask, Get Vaxxed!)
Hey, @Walmart! This would be a great opportunity for you to take a true leadership position and stop selling guns. https://t.co/JcQ6BvTbUe — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa Milano)
@Walmart Stop selling guns. Make your stores gun-free zones. That’s more than hollow prayers. — Chuck Wendig (@Chuck Wendig)
Hey @Walmart still selling guns and ammo? Good for you. My family will never step foot there again.… https://t.co/KDbyUJSTz0 — realDonaldTrumpLiar (@realDonaldTrumpLiar)
Boycott Walmart and any other stores that sell guns!!! Maybe that will get the Republicans’ attention to do somethi… https://t.co/PoRuNCLLrk — Jean Borre (@Jean Borre)
I will boycott #Walmart until they stop selling guns & ammo & start being a gun free zone.
#walmartshooting… https://t.co/DAl0zuoEJ0 — GeeGee (@GeeGee)
.@Walmart is largest retailer of firearms in the world. It could change the conversation in an instant if it:
- st… https://t.co/nYsAaL7uPw — igorvolsky (@igorvolsky)
Walmart has responded to past high profile mass shootings – it stopped selling assault rifles in 2015 and raised its minimum gun purchasing age to 21 last year following the Parkland shooting.
More: Man hailed as hero for protecting children from El Paso gunman during mass shooting
More: Brexit Party founder claims that Pakistani patients are flying into UK to have operations in non-existent hospital