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BRIEF-Walmart Says To Discontinue Sales Of Short-Barrel Rifle Ammunition

Sept 3 (Reuters) - Walmart Inc:

* WALMART SAYS CO WILL SELL THROUGH AND DISCONTINUE HANDGUN AMMUNITION

* WALMART SAYS CO WILL DISCONTINUE HANDGUN SALES IN ALASKA, MARKING COMPLETE EXIT FROM HANDGUNS

* WALMART SAYS AFTER SELLING THROUGH CURRENT INVENTORY COMMITMENTS, CO TO DISCONTINUE SALES OF SHORT-BARREL RIFLE AMMUNITION

* WALMART SAYS BELIEVE TUESDAY'S ACTIONS WILL REDUCE CO'S MARKET SHARE OF AMMUNITION FROM AROUND 20% TO ABOUT 6% TO 9%

* WALMART SAYS ASKING CUSTOMERS TO NO LONGER OPENLY CARRY FIREARMS INTO CO'S STORES OR SAMS CLUBS IN STATES WHERE OPEN CARRY IS PERMITTED

* WALMART SAYS EXPLORING WAYS TO SHARE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND COMPLIANCE CONTROLS FOR PROPRIETARY FIREARMS SALES TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

* WALMART SAYS ENCOURAGE LEADERS TO STRENGTHEN BACKGROUND CHECKS AND REMOVE WEAPONS FROM THOSE DETERMINED TO POSE IMMINENT DANGER

* WALMART SAYS REMAINING ASSORTMENT WILL BE MORE FOCUSED ON NEEDS OF HUNTING AND SPORT SHOOTING ENTHUSIASTS Further company coverage: