December 22, 2004
Wal-Mart has blood on its hands. One of their stores sold a shotgun to a deranged woman who then used the weapon to kill herself. Wal-Mart should have known better.
All the store had to do was violate several state and federal laws restricting the release of private medical records and none of this shit would have happened. The fact that Wal-Mart followed every law on the books should cost the company $25 million, according to the suit.
The Bracys said Wal-Mart's gun department could have checked Wal-Mart's own security files or the pharmacy department's prescription records before selling her the weapon.
But pharmacy prescription records are confidential under a 1996 federal law, so stores cannot use them when deciding whether to sell a gun.
PISS ON THAT!!! We've got Wal-Mart, we've got a GUN, and we've got a dead woman. What more do you need for a suit?
I'll never get another gun from Wal-Mart as long as I live, even if the place starts GIVING them away, because the store is a nightmare to deal with. I won't even buy ammo there anymore.
But I have to take their side on this one.
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