The Walmart chain has announced a new policy on gun sales.

CNN/Business announced Tuesday it will reduce its gun and ammunition sales and will request that "customers no longer openly carry guns into its 4,700 US stores, or its Sam's Club stores, in states that allow open carry."

The announcements comes one month after more than 20 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and more recently a mass shooting from a moving vehicle in Odessa, Texas. "It's clear to us that the status quo is unacceptable," Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said Tuesday.

Walmart says it will continue to sell long barrel deer rifles and shotguns and much of the ammunition for hunting guns. The chain will also continue to allow concealed carry by customers with permits in its stores.

There is no word yet on whether Walmart will allow concealed carry at its stores in North Dakota, where carry permits are generally not required. We have contacted Walmart and will let you know when we get an answer.

Walmart has also pressured Congress to enact gun safety measures.

[Source: CNN/Business online]