The American firm Walmart, one of the largest department store chains in the world, has decided to remove from many of its stores the Firearms and the ammunition before the increase of unrest in the country, say US media.
The CNN chain explains that the firm responds with this measure to the concern that have sparked the latest protests and looting in Philadelphia this week after the death at the hands of the police of the young black Walter Wallace, in an event that is being investigated.
“We have seen some isolated civil unrest and, as we have done on several occasions in recent years, we have removed our firearms and ammunition from sales racks as a measure of safety precaution from our associates and customers, “said Kory Lundberg, a Walmart spokesperson, in statements collected by various local media.
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It has not yet been decided when the weapons will be restocked in the stores, although those responsible for the firm warn that customers can acquire them Under petition.
Walmart (WMT), considered the largest retailer in the United States, instituted similar measures at some of its stores in June following nationwide protests sparked by George Floyd’s death, CNN said.
The withdrawal of arms affects the half of its 4,700 stores, according to the newspaper ‘The Washington Post’, which assures that at least one of its establishments was looted after the riots after the death of Walter Wallace, a black man whose family said he suffered a mental health problem when he was shot.