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• The Boston Globe reports that Wal-Mart stops selling guns at many of its stores, it is a change “greeted with disappointment” in Maine, “a state with a strong hunting tradition.” The Globe notes that “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,” says George Smith, executive director of the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine. “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.”

But Wal-Mart replies that it is merely pulling guns out of stores where they were not selling anyway, as it works to localize product selection to the needs and shopping habits of various communities.
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