Wal-Mart Limits Sales of Ammo after Demand Surges

Published 01/31 2013 10:22AM

Updated 01/31 2013 10:25AM


Wal-Mart 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, which is 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. 

Wal-Mart was a charter member of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's coalition against illegal guns and adopted a 10-point code established by the Responsible Firearms Retailer Partnership that goes beyond what the law requires. 

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