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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 10:23 PM

Walmart pulls guns and ammo from store displays, citing potential "civil unrest"

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/walmart-guns-ammo-store-displays-civil-social-unrest-precaution/

Walmart on Thursday said it has pulled guns and ammunition from the sales floors of its U.S. stores as it seeks to keep firearms from being stolen should social unrest erupt.

"We have seen some isolated civil unrest, and as we have done on several occasions over the last few years, we have moved our firearms and ammunition off the sales floor as a precaution for the safety of our associates and customers," a Walmart spokesperson said in an email to CBS MoneyWatch. "These items do remain available for purchase by customers."

The company in June removed firearms and ammunition from stores after George Floyd's killing by police when several of its stores were damaged.

The nation's biggest retailer remains a major seller of guns and ammunition, although it has scaled back, selling firearms in roughly half of its 4,700 U.S. stores.

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marybourg Oct 29 #1
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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:02 PM

1. They just don't want them stolen.

They’ll happily arm civil unrest as long as they get paid for them.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 06:13 AM

2. There is also the issue of insurance liability.

There could be potential lawsuits if the firearms and/or ammo were not "secured" against theft and the same were used in the commissions of crimes. Walmart's insurance carrier read them the Riot Act.

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