Walmart pulling guns off shelves ahead of election


Based on concern over possible post-election violence, Walmart is taking an extra security step in stores selling guns and ammunition.

The retailer announced that while customers can still purchase guns and ammo, the items will be temporarily removed from display. Walmart implemented similar measures earlier this year when protests turned violent in several cities after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Walmart also found itself in the spotlight earlier this week, after police shot a black suspect in Philadelphia. Looters were seen removing big-screen TVs and appliances from a Walmart store.

Bloomberg Editor Matt Townsend talked about the Walmart developments with KRLD's Chris Sommer.

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