Walmart temporarily removes guns, ammunition from display amid protests

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Walmart has temporarily shifted some merchandise off the sales floor. 

The retailer giant has removed firearms and ammunition from the sales floor of some stores as protests continue across the nation against the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

"We have temporarily removed firearms and ammunition from the sales floor in some stores out of an abundance of caution," the nation's largest retailer said in a statement to Reuters. "Those items are available for purchase, but are being stored in a secure room."

Walmart stopped selling ammunition for handguns and some assault-style rifles in its U.S. stores last year. It does not sell firearms in many of the major urban markets that have experienced the recent looting.