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Walmart To Stop Selling Handgun Ammunition After Mass Shootings

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Walmart will stop selling certain kinds of ammunition following the latest mass shooting that took place in Texas over the weekend.

The Arkansas-based store announced the decision Tuesday after weeks of protests against their gun policy. The company said they will stop selling handgun and shot-barrel ammunition, and will instead focus on selling ammunition they believe is more commonly used for hunting, the Associated Press reported. (RELATED: Chicago Mayor Blames Republicans For City’s Violence)

“We have a long heritage as a company of serving responsible hunters and sportsmen and women, and we’re going to continue doing so,” Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said in a memo, according to AP.

People pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for victims of Walmart shooting that left a total of 22 people dead at the Cielo Vista Mall WalMart in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 5, 2019. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

People pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for victims of Walmart shooting that left a total of 22 people dead at the Cielo Vista Mall WalMart in El Paso, Texas, on August 5, 2019. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti-gun activists began demanding the company curb their gun sales last month after a white supremacist shot up a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 people, and injuring 26. (RELATED: Donald Trump Condemns White Supremacy After Mass Shootings In El Paso, Texas, And Dayton, Ohio)

Following the tragedy, Walmart’s corporate employees staged a walkout, protesting the company’s firearms policy. Calls for gun control were renewed after another mass shooting Saturday, when a shooter killed seven people in Odessa, Texas.