South Bend leaders fired-up with local Walmart

By: Kevin Lewis Email
By: Kevin Lewis Email

South Bend leaders were fired-up about an issue that involves Walmart on Wednesday.

Council Members say the national chain's West Ireland Road store, is selling handguns and tactical weapons.

That's a violation of a June 2011 agreement the city and Walmart came to.

So Wednesday morning, the Council sent a letter to the retailer asking that it become a quote, "good corporate citizen" by pulling dangerous weapons from its shelves.

“Rounds can shoot through a bulletproof vest so we're concerned about our police officer's safety and anybody else because if it can go through a vest,” says Tim Scott of the South Bend Common Council. “It can also go through walls and windows and everything else."

Walmart has yet to reply to the council's request.

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