I know when I worked at the gun counter at Cabela's I had to have a stricter background check than say some one in camping. I was cleared to work in any department. But a regular employee could not help out at the gun counter except for things like scopes.
Exactly. I am not a fan of Walmart either and only shop there when needed. If I can not get something local for close to the same price and can not get it online, I shop Walmart. At times I have to get insulin there because they are cheaper than anyone else by a long shot. Also because of Oklahoma law I can not order my pen needles or syringes online and Walmart is far cheaper than anyone else for the same brands.
That said I do not buy guns at Walmart, or most clothes, groceries, etc.