Walmart rejected the Second Amendment allegations, arguing that it succumbed to gun lobbyists when it announced Tuesday that the super chain would suspend Alaska gun sales and short-barrel and pistol ammunition sales nationwide.
Speaking to Fox News, Walmart spokesman Randy Hagrow said the store was bringing its "ammunition in line with our range of firearms."
He added: "We focus on the hunters and sports shooting enthusiasts we've always served." ". his focus is on rifles and long-barreled rifles, delivering much of the ammunition they need, and providing hunting and sporting accessories and clothing.
"We have a long legacy as a response company for hunters and athletes and women, and we will continue to do so," McMillan says.
On the day of the announcement, the National Rifle Association (NRA) released a statement saying that "the strongest protection for freedom has always been our free market economy" and that "it is a shame to see Walmart succumb to the pressure of antigut elites ".
The NRA stated that a firearms policy would force customers to go to competitive retailers "who are more committed to the Fundamental Freedoms of America."
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The change came days after a mass shooting that killed seven people in Odessa, Texas, and weeks after the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and Walmart in El Paso, Texas.
Walmart also asked customers to stop openly carrying a firearm in their stores unless authorized by the authorities.
Stephen Sorach contributed to this report. [1