Wal-Mart OKs Plan to Film Gun Buyers

Execs accept 10-point deal to curb illegal sales

By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 14, 2008 8:12 PM CDT

(Newser) – Wal-Mart approved a plan today to videotape gun-buyers and curb illegal firearm sales in other ways, the New York Daily News reports. The 10-point deal with the bipartisan group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, helmed by New York's Michael Bloomberg, includes inventory controls and a log to trace buyers who have previously bought weapons used in crimes.

"This code is a way for us to fine-tune the things we're already doing and further strengthen our standards," a Wal-Mart exec told Reuters. "We hope other retailers will join us." The changes, which Wal-Mart can enact in its own time, will also include higher standards for buyers' ID and moves to keep firearms under lock and key.

Wal-Mart has consented to upgrade its gun sales policy, and will adopt the 10-point responsible firearms code promoted by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun-reformist group led by Michael Bloomberg.
Wal-Mart has consented to upgrade its gun sales policy, and will adopt the 10-point "responsible firearms" code promoted by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun-reformist group led by Michael Bloomberg.   (AP Photo/Mike Wintroath)
Wal-Mart has consented to upgrade its gun sales policy, and will adopt the 10-point responsible firearms code promoted by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun-reform group led by Michael Bloomberg.
Wal-Mart has consented to upgrade its gun sales policy, and will adopt the 10-point "responsible firearms" code promoted by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun-reform group led by Michael Bloomberg.   (AP Photo/April L. Brown, file)
Wal-Mart has consented to upgrade its gun sales policy, and will adopt the 10-point responsible firearms code promoted by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun-reformist group led by Michael Bloomberg.
Wal-Mart has consented to upgrade its gun sales policy, and will adopt the 10-point "responsible firearms" code promoted by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun-reformist group led by Michael Bloomberg.   (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)
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