Walmart Puts Guns Back on Display

Walmart backtracks on earlier decision, saying civil unrest is isolated
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2020 4:30 PM CDT
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A woman cleans up debris Wednesday at a Walmart in Philadelphia that was damaged after police fatally shot Walter Wallace Jr. in the city.   (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

(Newser) – Walmart has reversed its decision to remove firearms and ammunition from store displays. The company had said Thursday that the change was prompted by civil unrest. "As the current incidents have remained geographically isolated, we have made the decision to begin returning these products to the sales floor today," the company said in a statement Friday, CNBC reports. Walmart would not discuss the timing of putting guns back on display days before the presidential election. Global conflict experts say a combination of factors indicate that conflict in US streets, if not violence, is possible on election night or shortly after, per NPR. (Read more Walmart stories.)

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