Walmart pulls guns, ammo off sales floors because of ‘civil unrest’

Ammo and guns for sale at a Walmart in Fort Worth, Texas, June 25, 2015.

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Walmart has removed guns and ammunition from sales floors in stores where those items had been displayed because of isolated incidents of “civil unrest” in some areas around the U.S. — but the retail giant will continue selling the items.

The move comes as Philadelphia has seen days of looting and violent demonstrations on the heels of Monday’s fatal shooting by police of Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man who cops said had refused repeated orders to drop a knife he was holding.

The action echoes an identical one in June, when Walmart pulled firearms and ammo from sales floors following demonstrations over the police killing of another Black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest related to an alleged counterfeit bill.

“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,” Walmart said in a statement.

“These items do remain available for purchase by customers,” the retail giant said.

The statement noted that “we only sell firearms in approximately half of our stores, primarily where there are large concentrations of hunters, sportsmen, and sportswomen.”

Walmart operates 4,752 stores under the Walmart name in the United States, along with 599 Sam’s Club locations.

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