Walmart is pulling ammo from shelves in certain locations due to renewed social unrest to prevent looters from gaining access. According to this news report from CNN, customers in stores impacted by the move can still ask for and purchase the items still in inventory.
The current demand for cartridges, particularly those for self-defense, remains low nationwide however, indicating inventory even the big-box stores supply is extremely limited. In the company’s most recent quarterly report, CEO of Olin—the parent company of Winchester—said, ““We expect this elevated level of demand to continue at least until the end of the year.” Walmart’s move comes at a time when firearm sales have already set an annual record and are streaking toward a total volume expected to exceed 20 million this year.
Philadelphia has been the center of renewed civil unrest and rioting this week and the city is under a 9 p.m. curfew. The National Guard will be on station in the city tonight. Adding to the unease is the fact that law enforcement confiscated a van full of explosives this week.
Walmart is pulling ammo from the shelves for public safety according to company spokesmen. The experts advise certain precautions should be observed during civil unrest, particularly with the Presidential election next week.
Mother Nature added to the mix this week with Hurricane Zeta. Whether during a storm, or rioting, it’s critical to stay informed on the changing situation and heed all evacuation orders or curfews. Cell phones often go down, making it important to have a portable backup radio on hand. This one from Midland is a good choice, but there are many others.
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