Tomi Lahren says Walmart ‘shot itself in the foot’ by restricting gun and ammo sales

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On Tuesday, Walmart announced that it will scale back the retailer’s gun and ammo sales, prompting strong reactions on both sides of the gun control debate. The news comes exactly one month after the Aug. 3 mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart, in which 22 people were killed. The retailer had also faced pressure to take action after a fatal shooting on July 30 at its Southaven, Miss. store, during which a former employee shot and killed two workers.

Walmart stores will no longer sell handgun ammunition or the short-barrel rifle ammunition used for hunting rifles as well as military-style weapons. Handguns will no longer be sold in Alaska, the last state to have them on offer, but will continue to carry other firearms and hunting accessories. And while there are currently no restrictions on shoppers who conceal their firearms, the retailer is “respectfully” requesting that gun owners not open-carry in its stores, regardless of a state’s open-carry legislation.

Alyssa Milano, Parkland survivor David Hogg and presidential candidates Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Bernie Sanders were among those cheering the policy as a “step in the right direction.”

But the announcement rankled conservatives and fervent Second Amendment supporters like Fox Nation personality Tomi Lahren. Lahren, who recently launched her own athleisure line designed to be worn with firearms, tweeted that Walmart “just shot itself in the foot.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21:  Tomi Lahren speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Politicon )
Tomi Lahren criticized Walmart's change in gun policy. (Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images for Politicon )

Similarly, Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich claimed that the policy would make stores more dangerous, while former NRATV host Dana Loesch accused Walmart of virtue-signaling to appease gun control activists while continuing to carry other firearms and ammo.

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