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Tue Sep 3, 2019, 04:38 PM

Walmart will bar shoppers from openly carrying guns in its stores and stop selling some ammunition i

Source: Business Insider

Walmart will bar shoppers from openly carrying guns in its stores and stop selling some ammunition in response to 2 deadly shootings

Hayley Peterson 5h

Walmart is barring shoppers from openly carrying guns in its stores and ending the sale of some types of ammunition in response to two deadly shootings at its stores, the company said on Tuesday.

"After selling through our current inventory commitments, we will discontinue sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber that, while commonly used in some hunting rifles, can also be used in large capacity clips on military-style weapons," Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in a memo to employees on Tuesday.

He said the company would also end the sale of handguns in Alaska — the only state where Walmart sells handguns — and stop selling ammunition for all handguns nationwide.

"We know these decisions will inconvenience some of our customers, and we hope they will understand," McMillon said. "As a company, we experienced two horrific events in one week, and we will never be the same."

Recent shootings at Walmart stores in El Paso, Texas, and Southaven, Mississippi, killed 24 people.

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Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-bans-open-carry-guns-stops-selling-some-ammunition-2019-9

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Related: Read the full memo from Walmart’s CEO about pulling back on ammunition sales, asking the government to act (CNBC)

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Reply Walmart will bar shoppers from openly carrying guns in its stores and stop selling some ammunition i (Original post)
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oneshooter Sep 3 #2
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yagotme Sep 7 #5
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 04:59 PM

1. Not barring customers from carrying in store

Asking them not to bring them into stores
Will allow ice holders to carry.

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Response to SouthernIrish (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 3, 2019, 08:49 PM

2. " Will allow ice holders to carry."

"ice holders" ?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:32 AM

3. Tired of demonizing the AR-15? Let's demonize its ammunition for a while.

I'll bet the Walton clan will still sell .308. They don't want to piss off too many deer hunters.



That's a .308 on the left and a .223 on the right. And yes, there are detachable-magazine semi-auto rifles that shoot it. There's even an AR: the AR-10.

The .308 is considerably more destructive. Forget the claptrap about "tumbling bullets," etc. Nobody hunts moose with a .223.

Public relations and security theater: nothing to see here.

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Response to Straw Man (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 11:24 AM

5. .223/5.56 still on the shelf last night at local WM.

Probably just going to sell current stock. Wasn't even clearanced. Yet.

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Response to yagotme (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 06:01 PM

6. Walmart will not take the loss on the inventory.

It will be selling all of its current stock of 5.56mm ammo.
Just not restocking....

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