DEVELOPING: Walmart to Discontinue Sale of Handgun Ammunition Nationwide

Originally published at: DEVELOPING: Walmart to Discontinue Sale of Handgun Ammunition Nationwide | Sean Hannity

Nationwide retailer Walmart confirmed Tuesday their plans to discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition at stores across the country; saying they plan to focus on “hunting rifles” and other “sporting accessories.”

“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,” reports Fox News. “The store said it will gear its focus toward long barrel deer rifles and shotguns, supply much of the ammunition they require and provide hunting and sporting accessories and apparel.”

“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.

#BREAKING: Walmart to end sales of handguns and ammunition for assault-style weapons

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Walmart is also asking customers who live in “open carry states” to refrain from bringing guns into their stores without permission from local law enforcement and managers.

“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.

The announcement comes weeks after a lone gunman opened fire inside an El Paso Walmart store; killing 22 people and injuring dozens more.

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