The company’s firearm policy change comes “in light of recent events,” Walmart said in a statement. The retail giant will also remove items from its website “resembling assault-style rifles, including nonlethal airsoft guns and toys.”
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“We take seriously our obligation to be a responsible seller of firearms and go beyond Federal law by requiring customers to pass a background check before purchasing any firearm,” the company’s statement said.
Walmart added that it does not sell sporting rifles, bump stocks, or high-capacity magazines. Handguns are only sold in the company’s Alaska stores.