Walmart in Ontario to restrict ammunition sales, asks customers not to open carry

Doug McMillon, Walmart CEO. (Walmart photo)

ONTARIO — Walmart will no longer sell short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition, according to a press release by Walmart CEO Doug McMillon Tuesday. The change will be implemented at the Walmart in Ontario.

The company’s decision comes in the wake of the El Paso, Texas, shooting, where a gunman, inspired by ideals of white nationalism, killed 22 people in a Walmart.

“We’ve also been listening to a lot of people inside and outside our company as we think about the role we can play in helping to make the country safer,” McMillon said in the press release. “It’s clear to us that the status quo is unacceptable.”