As a retailer, we make business decisions every day on what products to offer our customers based on customer demand. In order for each of our stores to be a "store of the community" and offer merchandise that is relevant to that specific community and customer base, we recently made a business decision no longer to offer firearms in approximately 1,000 of our locations.
We began phasing out firearms sales in these stores earlier this year. In stores where there is sufficient demand, nothing will change.
We will continue to evaluate our merchandise selection store-by-store to make sure we remain relevant to the majority of our customers.