This is a very good paper.... just skimming over it but will read - thanks... off the batt...
...a plaintiff must prove foreseeability. This inquiry looks at an owner's knowledge of circumstances that might give rise to the crime that resulted in injury.
Yep - Not allowing open carry proves foreseeability circumstance in that such a crime will occur since both the customers and employees are now totally unarmed, making it a likely target...
Plus there is also history now... Walmart now has the knowledge that there is a possibility that a shooting crime will occur in one of their stores....
Walmart stores across the country have faced a stream of threats in the wake of the deadly shooting in an El Paso supercenter that left 22 people dead and 24 more injured.
The spotlight has remained on Walmart since that August 3 shooting, leading to an employee walk-out, controversy over the company's decision to continue selling firearms, and several highly-publicized store incidents, including a number that led to store evacuations and police investigations.
Some of those instances were later confirmed to stem out of misunderstandings. But other incidents involved people threatening to commit mass murder within various Walmarts across the country. Walmart did not respond to Business Insider's request for comment.
An ABC affiliate in Texas reported that an as-of-yet-unidentified masked man incited a stampede in a Houston mall after he allegedly jumped on a table and claimed that he was going to shoot himself. In the panic that ensued, police also received calls reporting shots fired in a nearby Walmart.
An unnamed 13-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of making threats against a local Walmart on Instagram, CBS Austin reported
In Florida, the FBI and local police arrested 26-year-old Richard Clayton, an alleged white supremacist who is accused of threatening to attack Walmart with an AR-15, according to local channel My News 13.