Jun 3, 2020 - Economy

Walmart taking guns and ammunitions off some sales floors amid unrest

An image of the sign for Walmart as photographed on March 16, 2020 in East Setauket, New York.

A Walmart store in New York. Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Walmart is taking guns and ammunition off sales floors in some U.S. stores amid widespread protests over the death of George Floyd, per CNN.

The big picture: Most protests have been peaceful, but stores including Walmart have been targeted by looters during outbreaks of unrest, Business Insider notes. The retailer took the action out of "an abundance of caution," a spokesperson told Newsweek. "Those items are available for purchase, but are being stored in a secure room." Walmart announced last September it was halting the sale of ammunition for handguns and assault-style weapons.

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