Unrest flared up again after Philadelphia police shot and killed 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr.as he wielded a knife during a confrontation with officers on Monday.
Fox Business reported that in an internal memo to store managers on Wednesday, Walmart requested staffers to yank guns and ammo from shelves "due to the current unrest in isolated areas of the country and out of an abundance of caution".
"These items do remain available for purchase by customers", it said.
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While guns and ammo will not be visible to customers, they can still ask a member of staff if they wish to purchase a firearm.
Earlier killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other African Americans have spawned mass protests throughout the U.S. this year. It also announced plans to stop selling handguns in Alaska, the only state where it still sold them.
A year ago, Walmart, which only sells firearms in about half its stores, said it would discontinue sales of.223 caliber ammunition and other sizes that can be used in assault-style weapons.
Walmart is preparing its stores around the country for the possibility of mostly peaceful protests that could break out next week depending on the results of Tuesday's election. The company announced past year that it would stop selling.223 caliber ammunition that can be used in assault rifles. The number of checks initiated this year, over 28 million, has already surpassed the total number of checks for all of 2019.