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Fearing Civil Unrest, Walmart Temporarily Moved Guns and Ammo Off Sales Floors

Fearing Civil Unrest, Walmart Temporarily Moved Guns and Ammo Off Sales Floors

“As the current incidents have remained geographically isolated, we have made the decision to begin returning these products to the sales floor today.”

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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Antifundamentalist | October 30, 2020 at 3:26 pm

If they are wise, they will keep guns and ammo locked up in Democrat-run cities until well into February. You know looting is going to be particularly bad there.

    It’s an intelligent move by Walmart management.

    Of course it goes without saying that it’s racist and all that. But so much of common sense is racist. At least as the left sees it.

Actually, I agree with both the decisions made by Walmart. Walmart should remove and secure all firearms and ammunition from all of its stores, before election day. If Walmart is not going to adequately secure its stores, and it won’t, then leaving highly dangerous items available to be stolen by looters is not a sound idea. However, making the notification, then allow the items to be sold until just before election day also makes sense. It reduces the amount of goods to be stored, to be reduced through sales, and raises additional revenue for the company. And, if you feel the need or desire to own a firearm for personal defense, then you should already haave purchases one and have sufficient ammunition to provide for an extended period of defense.

You mean Walmart still has guns and ammo to sell?

Manager: “Remove all 9mm ammo from shelves”

Clerk: “????”

This is probably a good idea just in case. But I have my doubts that in places where Walmart can actually sell guns and ammo that there will be many problems.

They haven’t had any .22LR ammo for sale for months except for Magnum. Neither do most other dealers around here. I had to restock from an online seller.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | October 30, 2020 at 4:49 pm

Why is Kamala so concerned about real black men only now?

WOW! After Keeping HUNDREDS of Black Men in Prison Past Their Release Date for Their Cheap Labor — Kamala Harris Hosting Black Male Get Out the Vote Rally in Miami

nordic_prince | October 30, 2020 at 5:15 pm

It makes sense if the idea is to keep guns & ammo out of the hands of looters. That’s the last bunch I’d want getting a hold of weaponry.

Keep guns and ammo available to customers but not to looters. Seems like a very reasonable policy. I wonder why they reversed it. The fact that some stores are at more risk than others is not a very good reason to make all of them less secure.

buckeyeminuteman | October 31, 2020 at 6:38 am

The last thing I would want these looting animals getting ahold of in a Wal Mart is the ammo and firearms.

When I first saw the news I was concerned. Wallyworld is a major international company. They do have folks performing Intel functions, maybe they had seen enough pieces to give the outline of a puzzle.

Then they backed off. Simply removing to back storage with no public display. Hmmm. That doesn’t make sense. Unless they have hella large secure storage to fit it in.

Basic civil disturbance protocol is if an elevated threat level exists then mobilize the NG. Those NG units are then assigned to protect vital infrastructure: power plant, water plant, hospitals.

The NG is also sent to secure primary looting targets that would ‘make things worse’ if they were compromised. Gun stores, pawn shops, large retail stores that sell firearms/ammo, pharmacy, gas stations, propane distributor etc.

The primary issue is using the NG is a political decision. If local and state LEO have actionable Intel, supplemented by Fed Intel then exercise prudence and deploy the NG to secure vulnerable sites.

That would take moral courage and many local and state leaders lack it. They don’t want to be accused of ‘heavy handed’ tactics by the leftys, the anarchists or their MSM allies. Instead they will wait until a day or two into an event before acting. By then many small businesses destroyed and larger retail stores looted.

IMO, this action by Wallyworld may be an excuse to begin paring back offerings of firearms and ammo at it’s stores.

Saw a posting on Conservative Tree House that Rittenhouse was extradited today.