Walmart will stop selling short-barrel rifle ammunition such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber after clearing current stock. While this type of ammunition is commonly used in some hunting rifles, they are also used in large capacity clips on military style weapons, the company said.

The largest US arms retailer also said it would discontinue handgun sales in Alaska, the only state where it sells these guns. Sales of handgun ammunition will also be discontinued, it said.

… Just last month, Walmart asked employees at its US stores to take down signs and playable demos of violent video games, but made no changes to its policy on selling firearms.

…The retailer, however, said it would continue to cater to hunting and sport shooting enthusiasts, selling long barrel deer rifles and shotguns.


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