Walmart is removing guns and ammo from shelves and display cases in all stores as a precaution due to ‘civil unrest’

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A Walmart gun display.

Walmart will remove guns and ammo from all sales floors and displays, Sarah Nassauer at The Wall Street Journal first reported. 

"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 spokesman told the Journal.

Weapons will still be available to purchase upon request in stores where they are sold, according to the report. The retailer sells firearms in about half of its 4,700 US stores.

In June, Walmart removed firearms from the floor of certain stores amidst protests of George Floyd's death. More recently, protests and looting have occurred in Philadelphia after police shot and killed a Black man. Amid the protests, a Walmart was looted in the city Tuesday night.

It is unclear how long the guns will remain out of sight in Walmart stores, and Walmart did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.

Read the full Wall Street Journal report here. 

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