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Beavercreek Walmart Pulls Air Rifles From Its Shelves

A partial description of the Crosman MK-177 Tactical Air Rifle John Crawford picked up from a Wal-Mart shelf says the gun "is useful for both target practice when perfecting your aim and for going after small game."
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where 22-year-old John Crawford - holding an air rifle was fatally shot by police.
 
A spokesman for the world's largest retailer tells The Associated Press that the move last week was a store-specific decision, not a change in national policy.
 
A special grand jury in the racially charged case decided last week that officers' actions Aug. 5 were justified. Police responded to a 911 call that a man was waving what appeared to be a rifle, and officers have said John Crawford III, who was black, was shot after not responding to commands to drop his weapon.
 
It turned out to be an air rifle.
 
A family attorney calls Wal-Mart's action "about eight weeks too late."