_Wal-Mart has halted gun sales at many of its stores, a change greeted with disappointment in a state with a strong hunting tradition.
All told, Wal-Mart has pulled guns from half of its 22 stores in Maine; six of the stores stopped selling guns this month.
“It’s a huge disappointment. They are a place where a lot of sportsmen shop for everything from firearms to fishing gear. Increasingly, they’re alienating people like us with decisions like that,” said George Smith, executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine.
Wal-Mart began removing guns from the first of about 1,000 stores last March, concluding that there wasn’t enough demand to support gun sales. Instead, it decided to boost its offering of other sporting goods at those stores._
Do you feel alienated by Wal-Mart’s decision to remove guns from so many stores? Would it keep you from buying sporting goods equipment in general from them?