Walmart To Stop Selling Modern Sporting Rifles Like AR-15s

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BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Modern sporting rifles, including AR-15s, will no longer be sold at Walmart, a company official confirmed Wednesday (Aug. 26).

Walmart will focus on carrying hunting and sporting firearms, think shotguns and rifles, instead, said Walmart spokesman Kory Lundberg.  He said the decision to remove the semi-automatic rifles was driven by customer demand.

Previously the semi-automatic rifles were available in less than a third of the stores, Lundberg said.