Wal-Mart Announces They Will No Longer Sell Handgun Ammo
Shortly after a gunman shot up a Wal-Mart in El Paso, Wal-Mart has decided to no longer sell certain ammunition in their nearly 5,000 stores. This includes short barrell ammunition, like .223 and 5.56. Regardless of what side you are on in the gun debate, it is a small step in the right direction.
As an avid outdoorsman, Let's be honest. If this upsets you. When have you ever found yourself in a Walmart looking for "quality" handgun ammo? When have you decided you needed to go pickup another box of 5.56 ammo at "Wally World?" They will still have their small selection of "I'm late to hunting camp and I forgot EVERYTHING" ammunition, so don't get too worried.
According to Washington Post
“We have a long heritage as a company of serving responsible hunters and sportsmen and women, and we’re going to continue doing so,” according to a memo by Walmart’s CEO Doug McMillon to be circulated to employees Tuesday afternoon.
The retailer is further requesting that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms at its Walmart and Sam’s Club stores unless they are law enforcement officers. However, it said that it won’t be changing its policy for customers who have permits for concealed carry. Walmart says it will be adding signage in stores to inform customers of those changes.
This move is going to cost the company roughly 60% of their market share on ammunition sales.