02-03-2013. LEXINGTON, TN - If you are looking for a gun to go hunting in Lexington TN, you will have to make your purchase out of town. People have discovered that their hometown Wal-Mart has stopped carrying hunting rifles and shotguns. The decision was made by the Wal-Mart Corporate office, and for now has people in the community still puzzled. The rule only applies to the Lexington Wal-Mart. The news not only affects Henderson County, where this is the only Wal-Mart, but also a few neighboring counties in which it was the closest location.
People have discovered that their hometown Wal-Mart has stopped carrying hunting rifles and shotguns.
In a statement from the Wal Mart Corporate: The decision was made based on discussions with the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) regarding an issue where one of our associates failed to follow our strict guidelines for firearm sales, we made the decision to withdraw our firearm license at this specific store in Lexington, Tennessee.” The associate is no longer employed at the store. The company has stated they have no further comment.
While it has been an issue for a few days now local people are still surprised this change I policy will be a small burden for local hunters. As stated earlier, not only is the Wal-Mart in Lexington the only one in the county there are people drive nearly forty miles to find this the closest Wal-Mart. The good news for hunters is ammunition is still available at this location. Guns can still be purchased in Huntingdon, Camden and Jackson locations as well. This will provide some help to Hunters in Henderson County.
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