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Threats, Panics And Doofus Stunts Shake Walmarts Nationwide After El Paso

FILE - In this May 16, 2011 file photo, the WalMart Supercenter signage is seen in Springfield, Ill. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reporting Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, a 4.2 percent decline in fourth-quarter profits. But the... FILE - In this May 16, 2011 file photo, the WalMart Supercenter signage is seen in Springfield, Ill. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reporting Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, a 4.2 percent decline in fourth-quarter profits. But the world's largest retailer's U.S. namesake business continued its rebound as its grabbed shoppers over the critical holidays. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) MORE LESS
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August 14, 2019 5:35 p.m.

In the fallout of the Aug. 3 shooting massacre in an El Paso Walmart that left 22 dead, and which reportedly targeted Mexicans and Mexican-Americans specifically, fear over more shootings has rippled across the country.

Predictably, men with guns have instigated new “copy cat”-style threats, panics, and other doofus stunts, sending shoppers running.

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