Across the nation, Walmart had a new temporary store mandate: All guns and ammunition must come off of shelves and put into storage in back. The company is anticipating widespread looting on Election Day or the day after, if elections do not provide a Biden presidency.
In midtown Anchorage, the guns and ammunitions section was completely cleared out on Friday midmorning, presumably put into storage, as it has been across the nation.
Then, in a surprise reversal, Walmart issued a new order: Return the guns and ammo to store floors.
“After civil unrest earlier this week resulted in damage to several of our stores, consistent with actions we took over the summer, we asked stores to move firearms and ammunition from the sales floor to a secure location in the back of the store in an abundance of caution. As the current incidents have remained geographically isolated, we have made the decision to begin returning these products to the sales floor today,” the statement said.
In Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and other major cities, store owners began boarding up their exteriors on Friday, in anticipation of rioting over the election results.