Walmart pulls guns and bullets off store displays and shelves… what Walmart know and ain’t saying.
Walmart has removed ammunition and firearms from displays at its stores across the U.S. stores, citing “civil unrest” in some areas.
Walmart is the nation’s largest retailer and sells firearms in about half of its 4,700 stores. That’s a lot of straps!
“We have seen some isolated civil unrest and as we have done on several occasions over the last few years, we have moved our firearms and ammunition off the sales floor as a precaution for the safety of our associates and customers,” Walmart said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press on Thursday.
The items remain available for purchase by customers, but they won’t be displayed.
The move comes after several days of protests, widespread vandalism, and an overnight curfew in Philadelphia before Election Day after police fatally shot a Black man with a history of mental health problems.
Walmart made a similar move in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May when several of its stores were damaged in protest.
Last year, Walmart stopped selling handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition while requesting that customers not openly carry firearms in its stores, even where state laws allow it. The company also ended the sale of handguns in Alaska, the only state where it sold them. Walmart got juice. Remember when they stopped selling seeds when the pandemic first started?