On Thursday, Walmart removed guns and ammunition from the sales floor in its stores that still sell the items. However, a person can still buy the items “upon request.

But 24 hours later, Walmart changed its mind.

From The Wall Street Journal:

“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,” a Walmart spokesman said. The company hasn’t decided how long the items will stay out of view, he said.

In a letter to store managers Wednesday, Walmart asked staff to pull guns from shelves “due to the current unrest in isolated areas of the country and out of an abundance of caution.”

Walmart also removed firearms and ammunition from stores this summer in the wake of George Floyd’s killing by police when several of Walmart’s stores were damaged.

We have seen rioters looting Walmart stores in cities across the country after the death of George Floyd.

Looters took over a Walmart in Philadelphia this week. Videos showed people leaving the store with televisions and other big-ticket items.

Walmart removed handguns and handgun ammunition along with some rifle ammunition in 2019 after a shooting at one of the stores in El Paso, TX.

 

 
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