Walmart announced on Tuesday there plans to stop selling ammunition for handguns and short barrel rifles. It also plans on discontinuing handgun sales in Alaska and is asking that customer do not open carry guns into there stores.
The move would mark the companies “complete exit from handguns” says Walmart CEO Doug McMillion in a memo sent to associates on Tuesday.
We are respectfully requesting that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores or Sam’s Clubs in states where ‘open carry’ is permitted – unless they are authorized law enforcement officers.,” McMillon said.
The company, which consistently tops the list of America’s largest retailers, has already decided to stop selling handguns or military-style rifles such as the AR-15s and to raise the age limit to purchase a firearm or ammunition to 21.
Walmart will continue to sell long-barrel deer rifles and shotguns and much of the ammunition they require, as well as hunting and sporting accessories and apparel.