Walmart Pulls Guns, Ammunition Off Shelves As Precaution Ahead Of Election

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Walmart has pulled guns and ammunition from its shelves on several occasions over the last few years.

Walmart has taken guns and ammunition off its store shelves ahead of possible looting or unrest surrounding next week’s presidential election, according Bloomberg News.

  • Walmart said in a statement that it has “moved our firearms and ammunition off the sales floor as a precaution for the safety of our associates and customers,” noting it has done this several times over the last few years.
  • The retail giant also said in its statement that “These items do remain available for purchase by customers.”

The retail giant made a similar decision this summer during unrest following the death of George Floyd by police, a move intended to dissuade any potential theft if stores were broken into during protests.

  • Bloomberg also noted that “A year ago, Walmart, which only sells firearms in about half its stores, said it would discontinue sales of .223 caliber ammunition and other sizes that can be used in assault-style weapons.”

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