Walmart said on Tuesday it would discontinue sales of some ammunition in stores across the United States, including Amarillo in response to the mass shootings in Texas last month that killed several people.

The largest U.S. arms retailer also said it would discontinue handgun sales in Alaska, the only state where it sells these guns.

Walmart will stop selling short-barrel rifle ammunition such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber after clearing current stock. While this type of ammunition is commonly used in some hunting rifles, they are also used in large capacity clips on military-style weapons, the company said.

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