Wal-Mart tightens gun control

BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS: Wal-Mart, which is America's biggest retailer of guns, has announced a crack-down to try and stop weapons getting into the wrong hands. The retailer has unveiled a package of measures, developed with the bi-partisan coalition Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Included in the measures are a computerised crime log, so any customer attempting to buy a gun can be checked to verify if any previous purchases had been used in crimes. All point-of-sale transactions will also be filmed on CCTV, which will be kept on record for six months, and there will be far greater scrutiny of ID, the company said.