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Why it matters: Walmart is the world's largest retailer. So while this move is incremental, it’s one of the strongest statements yet from the business community on the issue of gun violence.
What they're saying: CEO Doug McMillon wrote in his note to employees announcing the new policy: "It's clear to us that the status quo is unacceptable."
Worth noting, via Axios' Erica Pandey and Courtenay Brown: Despite Walmart's massive footprint, smaller gun shops and gun shows make up a much larger piece of the vendor pie than big retailers do, and a lot of transactions take place in cash — well outside the purview of big business.
Conservative MP Phillip Lee theatrically crossed the floor of the House of Commons to sit with the Liberal Democrats on the opposition benches as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke today.
⚠️ Buckle up: Opposition MPs will vote later tonight to seize control of the Commons' business to attempt to pass a cross-party bill to block a no-deal Brexit. That, in turn, would likely force Johnson to call his own vote to try to force a snap general election.
Views of the destruction and personal misery caused by Hurricane Dorian as the storm passed over Grand Bahama Island. Photos: AP
"[P]et euthanasia rates have plummeted in big cities in recent years, falling more than 75 percent since 2009," writes the NY Times' Alicia Parlapiano.
What's happening: "Animal welfare experts tend to agree that since the 1970s, the number of stray animals entering American shelters has decreased sharply — the result of a successful push to promote spaying and neutering of pets."