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Community action changes gun sales at area Wal-Mart


A group of South Bend citizens concerned about gun sales at a local store went to the Common Council, and now say they are seeing results.

The group said that the Wal-Mart on West Ireland was selling "tactical" shotguns.  They also complained about how ammunition was being stored for sale.

The council got involved, and Wal-Mart has now agreed to remove all guns marketed as tactical.  In addition, all guns and ammunition except shotgun shells will be locked in display cases.

"I think we can rest assured that the citizens of South Bend are safer today because of the proactive measures that were taken, not only by the citizens of South Bend, but also by the city council," said the Common Council's Attorney, Kathleen Cekanski-Farrand.

Walmart has also agreed to limit the sales of firearms and ammunition at the Ireland store between the hours of 8:00am and 9:00pm.

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