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Elizabeth Warren: Walmart Should Halt Gun Sales

Warren says on Twitter that Walmart has a responsibility to prioritize public safety

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    Elizabeth Warren: Walmart Should Halt Gun Sales
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    Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts and 2020 presidential candidate, speaks during the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Public Service Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Democratic presidential hopefuls attended the Public Service Forum to discuss their economic plans for working families, union employees and public workers.

    Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren is calling on Walmart to stop selling guns.

    The Massachusetts senator is joining a push by gun control activists following two mass shootings that killed 31 last week. One of those shootings took place at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and 22 people were killed.

    Warren says on Twitter that Walmart "is one of the largest gun retailers in the world" and has a responsibility to prioritize public safety.

    Walmart last year announced it would cease selling guns and ammunition to anyone under age 21. It also removed assault-style rifles from its website. A Walmart spokesman says "we are going through a thorough review of our policies" following the shooting.

    Warren is campaigning in Iowa this weekend, along with other White House candidates.

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