Walmart pulls guns, ammunition as precaution ahead of election

by Jordyn Pair · Oct 30th, 2020 11:51 am

Last Updated Oct 30th, 2020 at 11:08 pm

Walmart has temporarily pulled ammunition and guns off its shelves in anticipation of potential civil unrest following the presidential election next week.

"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 an e-mailed statement. "These items do remain available for purchase by customers."

The company made a similar decision this summer during unrest caused by the death of George Floyd.

As of last year, Walmart no longer sells .223 caliber ammunition and other sizes that can be used in assault-style weapons. Walmart only sells firearms in roughly half of its stores.


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