Tag Archives: gun violence

Walmart Will No Longer Allow Open Carry In Stores, Will Stop Selling Ammunition

WALMART Pulls “Violent” Video Games But Continues to Sell Guns

Via USA Today:

Following two shootings inside its stores, Walmart is removing violent video game displays and signs from stores while still keeping displays for free games win real money, the retailer confirmed Thursday. Stores were sent a memo that called for “immediate action” to remove signing and displays that “contain violent themes or aggressive behavior.” The memo circulated on Twitter and Reddit, and Walmart officials confirmed its authenticity to USA TODAY.

“We’ve taken this action out of respect for the incidents of the past week, and this action does not reflect a long-term change in our video game assortment,” said Tara House, a Walmart spokeswoman, in a statement. On Saturday, 22 people were killed at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, days after two Walmart managers were killed by a gunman described as a disgruntled worker in a store in Southaven, Mississippi.

Employees were also were asked to shut off hunting season videos in the sporting goods department where guns are sold. “Remove from the sales floor or turn off these items immediately,” the memo said.

But they will still sell guns and allow open carry of guns in their stores.

EXCLUSIVE: Three People Shot Outside San Antonio Gay Bar

EXCLUSIVE: Three People Shot Outside San Antonio Gay Bar

Three people have been injured after someone open fired outside a gay bar in San Antonio. Texas last night.

According to San Antonio police at the scene there was an altercation between two parties and as one group left the Pegasus nightclub someone drove off in a red vehicle and fired shots at the bar.

Two men and a woman were injured during the shooting and were taking to San Antonio Military Medical Center and were treated for their non-life-threatening injuries.

The shooter reportedly fled the scene.

San Antonio police are still looking for the shooter as they continue to investigate.

Matt Massey of KSAT reported on his Twitter account that the altercation began when the groups left the club to get tacos which are sold outside. One of the men was called a slur and the situation escalated. The manager of Pegasus said that he heard 8 shots fired outside the club.

None of those shot were involved in the initial confrontation.

This is a developing story. Please check up as we will update this story with the latest developments.

 

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Celebrities Stand Up and DEMAND A PLAN To Stop Gun Violence NOW! – Video

DEMAND A PLAN!

A Who’s Who of celebrity voices from music, television, the stage and movies have banded together and recorded a powerful, personal message to help more than 750 mayors and 750,000 grassroots supporters Demand A Plan  and tell President Obama and Congress to step forward with a plan to end gun violence NOW!

Please take a minute to watch the video and share it with your friends and family.