Walmart will pay $500,000 to resolve the unlawful sale of 250 brass knuckles in California, Attorney General Rob Bonta stated Tuesday.
Bonta said Walmart sold 60% of the brass knuckles directly and 40% via third-party merchants on its website.
“We're making it clear that we won't sit idly by while a company, no matter how large and Walmart is huge, allows Californians to be armed with illegal weapons. "That includes helping third parties sell illegal weapons," Bonta added.
California bans brass knuckles as a lethal weapon.
“Throwing a punch with them can break bones, leave cuts, damage tissue, inflict concussions and other serious injuries and of course, can and have been fatal,” Bonta added.
Walmart will pay $500,000 in civil fines and fees to the Department of Justice, Merced, Ventura, and Yolo County district attorneys.
Walmart will no longer sell brass knuckles online or allow third parties to do so after the deal. Walmart will let shoppers report illegal firearms on every page of its website.
Walmart will contact customers who bought illegal weapons to turn over the brass knuckles to local police.
“As a dad, husband, and fellow Californian, I'm shocked that these weapons were out floating in our communities, sold on major corporate websites, and horrified to think who has them and how they may have been used,” Bonta added.
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