Wal-Mart Gun Audit Results in $14 Mill Pay Out
Wal-Mart Stores has agreed to pay more than 14 million dollars in connection with thousands of violations of California gun laws.
Thursday, January 6, 2005
Wal-Mart stopped selling firearms in California last year after an audit uncovered more than 2,800 violations at five stores, including its Folsom location. Among the violations at the five audit stores in the audit by Attorney General Bill Lockyer were 23 confirmed cases of firearms sale to a prohibited person, and 35 purchases by intermediaries on behalf of people prohibited from owning a weapon. Walmarts settlement includes $5 million in fines, $4 million to pay for future state compliance checks, plus $3 million for firearm safety programs. The violations were found during a recent three-year period.