Washington Post

Walmart will stop selling some ammunition and exit the handgun market

People march in silence holding sunflowers and sings in honor to the victims of a mass shooting occurred in Walmart on Satuday morning in El Paso on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Foto: Lola Gomez/Austin American-Statesman via AP

Walmart will stop selling ammunition for military-style weapons and no longer allow customers to openly carry firearms in stores, becoming the latest big-box chain to bow to public pressure that has been building after a recent series of mass shootings around the country.

The world's largest retailer had been under mounting calls to respond to two deadly shootings inside its stores this summer in El Paso, Texas, and Southaven, Mississippi. The decision was a blow to gun-rights advocates, some of whom had been showing up at Walmart locations carrying guns on their hips in the hope that the retailer would not shift its policies...

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