Amid reports that Walmart stores around the country would hold off on re-stocking their shelves of ammunition in the wake of the Newtown Sandy Hook shooting, the world’s largest retail chain says no such policy has been implemented.
But, due to surging demand for ammunition ahead of what many believe is an attempted gun grab by the government, a Walmart spokesperson said on Thursday that the company will limit customers to three boxes of ammunition per day:
“In order to take care of as many customers as possible, starting Thursday, Jan. 24, all ammunition sales were limited to three boxes per customer, per day as supply is limited at this time,” spokeswoman Ashley Hardie told Reuters on Wednesday.
Walmart was a charter member of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s coalition against illegal guns and adopted a 10-point code established by the Responsible Firearms Retailer Partnership that goes beyond what the law requires.
Data released on Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System showed that nine of the top 10 days for firearms checks from Nov. 30, 1998, to Jan. 27, 2013, including Dec. 14, 2012, occurred since Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School and then shot and killed himself. Lanza also killed his mother before the school massacre.
Source: Huffington Post
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