WalMart: 'We Haven't Made Any Changes' In Ammo Order Policy; 'We Continue To Offer' Product

Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. | January 15, 2013 | 10:50 AM EST reported Monday that Walmart had suspended further ammunition orders until the findings of the Biden gun-control task force are released.

To set the record straight: Walmart tells that the store's ammunition policy has not changed.

"We continue to offer that product to our customers and you know, we'll continue to do so," Kory Lundberg, a Walmart spokesman, told us on Tuesday. "We haven't made any changes in the product mix in that category."

Walmart continues to stock and sell ammo in its stores, he confirmed.

And in areas of the country where Wal-Mart sells ammunition and firearms, "We're committed to do so responsibly and safely," Lundberg said. "We certainly understand there are sportsmen and hunters out there who use these products responsibly, and we want to continue to meet their needs while also continuing to make sure that we're selling these products in a safe and responsible manner."

In other Wal-Mart news on Tuesday: The company announced that Walmart and Sam's Club will buy an additional $50 billion in U.S. products over the next ten years. 

The company said it plans to grow U.S. manufacturing on two fronts: by increasing what it already buys here (categories such as sporting goods, apparel basics, storage products, games and paper products) - and by helping to "onshore" U.S. production in areas such as textiles, furniture and higher-end appliances.

"We are meeting with our suppliers on domestic manufacturing and are making a strong commitment to move this forward," Walmart President and CEO Bill Simon said in a news release.

And beginning on Memorial Day, Walmart says it will offer a job to any honorably discharged veteran within 12 months of that veteran leaving active duty.

The company projects that it will hire more than 100,000 veterans over the next five years.

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