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Walmart to stop selling handgun, short-barrel ammunition

Posted at 6:28 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 19:28:44-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Walmart will no longer sell handguns and short-barrel ammunition after a string of recent mass shootings, including one at a Walmart in El Paso.

The retail giant will discontinue handgun and short-barrel ammunition sales at all of their stores.

Walmart's CEO says the changes were in part because of recent mass shootings.

In 1993, the company stopped stocking handguns, and stopped selling AR-15-type weapons in 2015.

Last year, the retailer also raised the minimum age requirement to buy a firearm or ammunition from 18 to 21.

The company is also asking customers to not openly carry firearms into stores unless they're law enforcement.

Walmart will continue selling long-barrel deer rifles, shotguns and ammunition for those firearms.