Walmart has announced it will stop selling handgun ammunition and some rifle ammunition.
The decision was announced in a press release Tuesday morning. CEO Doug McMillion stated Walmart would sell-through and discontinue all sales of .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber rifle ammunition, and all calibers of handgun ammunition, in addition to discontinuing handgun sales in Alaska, the last remaining state where handguns were available in Walmart stores.
McMillion also said Walmart is “respectfully requesting that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores or Sam’s Clubs in states where “open carry” is permitted – unless they are authorized law enforcement officers.”
“We have been focused on store safety and security. We’ve also been listening to a lot of people inside and outside our company as we think about the role we can play in helping to make the country safer,” McMillion said in the press release. “It’s clear to us that the status quo is unacceptable.”
Walmart has stopped selling handguns and AR-15 rifles. They raised the age limit for firearm and ammunition sales, and strengthening their policy on background checks for gun sales.
With the new steps, McMillion said Walmart is going further in its restrictions on firearms sales, fulfilling his promise of issuing a “thoughtful and deliberate” response to the latest shootings.
“We know these decisions will inconvenience some of our customers, and we hope they will understand,” McMillion said.
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