WHEN IS AN OPEN-CARRY ‘REQUEST’ ENFORCEABLE: GUN OWNERS TEST LIMITS OF RETAILERS’ NEW POLICIES

WHEN IS AN OPEN-CARRY ‘REQUEST’ ENFORCEABLE: GUN OWNERS TEST LIMITS OF RETAILERS’ NEW POLICIES

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After Walmart announced a host of new policies concerning the store’s relationship with firearms — drastically reducing its share of the ammunition market, officially ending handgun sales altogether and discouraging customers from open-carrying in its stores — the news set off a flurry of similar responses from other retailers, largely owed to pressure applied from the gun control group Moms Demand Action.

But the way coverage of Walmart’s decision, and subsequent ones by stores like Kroger, Walgreens, Wegmans and CVS, was quickly hailed by gun violence prevention advocates appears to have obscured a larger, underlying tension that may be fraying the new policies just as they begin to be implemented.

https://www.newsweek.com/walmart-gun-open-carry-policies-moms-demand-action-1459801

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