Walmart is ending gun sales there on July 22 because of a new law that requires its stores to perform background checks for firearms sales between individuals.
The law, which went into effect July 1, doesn't mention Walmart specifically. It requires any store that sells guns — to include pawn shops and sporting goods stores such as the Utah-based Sportsman's Warehouse — to also be a place where individuals buying and selling guns can go to transact the sale and obtain the required background check. As #1 retailer in the world in terms of revenue (eclipsing even Amazon, which doesn't sell guns), Walmart's policies on gun sales get noticed, and its policies have become more restrictive in recent years. 'If you put gun dealers out of business, who needs a Second Amendment?' one Twitter user in West Virginia wrote.