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Walmart to stop Alaska handgun sales, end sales of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammo nationwide; NRA hits back


By Stephen Sorace | Fox News

Walmart to end handgun sales in Alaska, stop selling of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition nationwide

Walmart plans to stop selling short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition nationwide and will end the sales of handguns in Alaska. The retail giant has also asked that customers no longer openly carry firearms into their stores unless authorized by law enforcement, and called for enhanced background checks.

Walmart is set to end sales of handguns in Alaska and will discontinue the sale of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition in stores nationwide, the super chain's president and CEO announced Tuesday afternoon

The store said it will gear its focus toward long-barrel deer rifles and shotguns, supplying much of the ammunition they require and providing hunting and sporting accessories and apparel, Doug McMillon wrote in a memo.


"We have a long heritage as a company of serving responsible hunters and sportsmen and women, and we're going to continue doing so," McMillon said.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) hit back Tuesday. "The strongest defense of freedom has always been our free-market economy. It is shameful to see Walmart succumb to the pressure of the anti-gun elites. Lines at Walmart will soon be replaced by lines at other retailers who are more supportive of America’s fundamental freedoms. The truth is Walmart’s actions today will not make us any safer. Rather than place the blame on the criminal, Walmart has chosen to victimize law-abiding Americans," the group said.


Walmart is going back to its folksy hunting heritage and getting rid of anything that's not related to a hunting rifle after two mass shootings in its stores in one week left 24 people dead in August of 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)



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The changes will reduce Walmart’s market share of ammunition from around 20 percent to a range of about 6-9 percent, according to the memo. Of its nearly 5,000 U.S. stores, about half sell firearms.

The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting killed seven people in Odessa, Texas. Two other major shootings occurred last month in Dayton, Ohio, and in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman killed 22 people inside a Walmart.

In response to the shootings, Walmart also asked that customers no longer openly carry firearms into its stores or Sam’s Clubs in states where "open carry" was permitted unless law enforcement authorized it. However, McMillon noted that the store wouldn’t change its policy and approach regarding concealed-carry permits.


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“We encourage our nation’s leaders to move forward and strengthen background checks and to remove weapons from those who have been determined to pose an imminent danger,” the statement said.

McMillon said he would write letters to the White House and congressional leadership to call for “action on these common sense measures.”

Walmart reminded customers that it has changed its policy regarding firearms sales in the past, including stopping the sale of military-style rifles such as the AR-15, raising the age limit to purchase firearms or ammunition to 21, and requiring a “green light” on background checks.

McMillon apologized to well-intentioned customers who may be inconvenienced by the new policies but said he hoped they understood the reasoning behind the decisions.

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“We will treat law-abiding customers with respect, and we will have a very non-confrontational approach,” McMillon wrote in the announcement. “Our priority is your safety.”

Company officials also said they'll add signage to stores to notify customers of the changes.

Fox News' Russell Cosby and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Walmart no longer seems to need my business.

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And in what way does this add to my safety? I mean they say they are concerned about our safety right.
So in what way? I’ll answer. In no way. Bravo chinamart...
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When walmart quit selling bricks of my favorite ammo, I changed to a pawn shop here (moss pawn) and a Army-Navy store where we do much of our shooting.
In fact, I called the range today to make sure they had my wife's favorite .25 auto ammo since we aim to shoot Thursday morning.
Walmart also doesn't carry any of the specialty food that they advertise, so they have lost all my business.
(we went Wednesday instead)

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If they wont to stop all this killing the first place to start is Hollywood where they pump out all the crap and movies that is where to start it was mentioned in several meetings with Trump but that went nowhere he even brought up the subject. We never had this problem in the fifties when they made great movies.

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If they wont to stop all this killing the first place to start is Hollywood where they pump out all the crap and movies that is where to start it was mentioned in several meetings with Trump but that went nowhere he even brought up the subject. We never had this problem in the fifties when they made great movies.

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Just what is "short barreled rifle ammunition"????

BATF and states have definitions for short barreled rifles, but I'm not aware of ammunition specific to that type of weapon.

Either the press or someone at WalMart who is not firearms savvy must have coined this term.
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What in the world is "short barrel rifle ammo"??? How stupid can Walmart get? REAL stupid I guess!

Last time I checked there were plenty of other places I can spend my money!
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[QUOTE=M134 Troll;2055938824]Just what is "short barreled rifle ammunition"????

Must be what the fake news folks call a " Assault style Ar rifle "
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