Walmart sets limits on ammunition sales after demand surges

Image: Matt Cottam/flickr Walmart has started to limit sales of…

30 July 2011 - 23-59
Image: Matt Cottam/flickr

Walmart has started to limit sales of ammunition to three boxes per customer per day due to limited supplies, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Sales of guns and ammunition have risen across the United States since the December 14 shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school.

Walmart U.S., is the largest unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc the world’s largest retailer and the largest U.S. gun seller. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer had said that it works to strike the right balance between serving hunters and sportsmen and ensuring that it sells firearms responsibly.

“In order to take care of as many customers as possible, starting Thursday, January 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.

Source: Jessica Wohl for Reuters

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  • Matt in Oklahoma

    and they havent price gouged their 223 like everyone else. Bought my allotment in 223 last friday so love’em or hate’em it business as usual