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Walmart Pulls Guns and Ammo, Citing Civil Unrest

Walmart removed all guns and ammunition displays from its 4,700 U.S. stores this week as a “precaution for the safety of our associates and customers,” citing “some isolated civil unrest” in Philadelphia.

In an email to the New York Times, a company spokesperson said the decision was prompted by the recent protests and looting in Philadelphia following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man.

Walmart’s decision comes months after the retailer removed firearms and ammo from some of its stores amid nationwide protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd.

Read more at Axios

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