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The Associated Press reports Press reports that Wal-Mart has agreed to stop selling rifles and shotguns in its 118 California stores.

The decision is part of an agreement with the California Attorney General’s office, which had charged almost 500 separate violations of state firearms laws in six California Wal-Marts. In two cases, a store sold guns to felons -- even though the chain had decided to require gun-buying customers to undergo a background check, no matter how long the check takes

Wal-Mart spokesman Tom Williams said that the company shortly will begin new employee training in state firearms law, and noted that this is the first time that the company has suspended gun sales under such circumstances.
KC's View:
To do any less under these circumstances would have been irresponsible and a potential public relations nightmare.