On June 25, 2015, ammunition and guns were sold at Walmart in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Wal-Mart has removed guns and ammunition from the sales floor of the store where these items are displayed because of isolated “civil unrest” incidents in certain areas of the United States-but the retail giant will continue to sell these items.
On this occasion, several days of robbery and violent demonstrations have taken place in Philadelphia. On Monday, the police carried out a fatal shooting on Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old black man, the police said , He refused to repeat the order to put down his knife. .
The action echoes the action in June. Wal-Mart arrested another black policeman, George Floyd, during a demonstration in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the arrest of suspected forgery of bills. This was Wal-Mart’s withdrawal of guns and firearms from the sales workshop. The reason for the ammunition.
Wal-Mart said in a statement: “In the past few years, we have had several isolated civil unrests. We have moved guns and ammunition from the sales workshop to prevent the safety of employees and customers.”
The retail giant said: “These items are indeed still available for purchase by customers.”
The statement stated: “We only sell guns in about half of our stores, mainly in areas where hunters, athletes and female athletes are concentrated.”
Wal-Mart operates 4,752 stores and 599 Sam’s Clubs in the United States under the name of Wal-Mart.