In a statement released on Sep. 3, Walmart announced their decision to stop selling short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition. Walmart went on to say that they would be focusing more on the “needs of hunting and sport shooting enthusiasts." This includes the continued sale of items such as long-barrel deer rifles, shotguns and the ammunition these particular guns require. Walmart, via statement In the same statement, Walmart also requested that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores that are located in “open carry” states. They believe this will prevent inadvertent store evacuations and prevent customers from feeling “frightened or concerned.” Walmart, via statement.