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Old 09-03-2019, 06:58 PM
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That's going to hurt Walmart in a lot more areas than they think.

Dick's Sporting goods got pummeled when they did this. Walk into any of them at this point and they're empty.

No surprise since Walmart also no longer wishes to be a US Company.

Still its about time some of these companies that do not wish to respect the constitution are pushed out to another country where they belong... like China for example.
That changed when the grandkids took the company over - they embraced the globalization mentality and offered cheap products made elsewhere that they could charge the same thing for. For them, it was always about the money, not our country.

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Looks like the left is getting what they want. Our local stores always look like a storm just went through. A lot of empty shelves and the place is a wreck. Sam Walton must be spinning in his grave.
I imagine that is true. Sam Walton was an American, who built the business based on "Made in America" products, and wherever possible the products they carried were made in America. That changed after he dies and the kids didn't want to work for a living anymore and handed the company over to the grandkids. Very sad indeed, and I suspect that Sam IS spinning in hos grave.
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:03 PM
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I stopped shopping there around 15 years ago. Only in the most dire of needs do I go there.

Has nothing to do with guns.. and everything to do with the landscape across this country littered with broken little towns and boarded up businesses that used to thrive.. until Walmart came to town. Ditto for all the USA-made things that are now made in china because Walmart strongarmed the suppliers to make it cheaper.

I buy my boolits at Bass. They sell in nice big cases of 300 rounds for 230 ball .45.

I hope this move backfires on them. It won't, they make more money than God, but it's sure nice to dream.
When I worked for them a little while on a software project in the early 90's, shortly after the grandkids took over the company and "globalized" it, I saw how they treated their most devoted employees - I was treated better as a contractor. I also saw how the "metrics measurement" of globalization came into their primary business model, and rarely enter a Walmart or Sam's Club store since. They can fall will the evil lot they have thrown in with as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:10 PM
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The only gun I ever bought at Wal-Mart was back in the mid-90's. I bought a Marlin model 60 .22. After filling out the paperwork I asked about picking up some ammunition for it while I was there. They refused to sell me .22 rimfire because they knew I had the rifle with me. Even told me I could take it out to my vehicle & come back in & they would sell it to me but not at the same time. I did buy ammunition there some after that but I very seldom go to one of their stores & this makes me think I need to turn very seldom into never.
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:10 PM
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When I worked for them a little while on a software project in the early 90's, shortly after the grandkids took over the company and "globalized" it, I saw how they treated their most devoted employees - I was treated better as a contractor. I also saw how the "metrics measurement" of globalization came into their primary business model, and rarely enter a Walmart or Sam's Club store since. They can fall will the evil lot they have thrown in with as far as I'm concerned.


I worked there years ago too, and they do indeed treat their employees like trash. The only thing left still kicking from the days of sam is the name. Everything else is pathetic about the place.


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Old 09-03-2019, 07:11 PM
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I worked there years ago too, and they do indeed treat their employees like trash. The only thing left still kicking from the days of sam is the name. Everything else is pathetic about the place.


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Unfortunately - very true. Another American company thrown to waste.
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:36 PM
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All it will mean to Walmart is the husband will either stay home or sit out in the vehicle while the wife is shopping.
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:54 PM
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Unfortunately - very true. Another American company thrown to waste.
Is that why they are the largest co. by revenue in the World? They're ahead of Shell, BP & Exxon in profits to put things in perspective. They may have "offshored" but they know how to make $$ like no co. has ever before. I'd wager even money that most of the men posting negatively in this thread have wives who buy their TP at Walmart and will continue to do so.

People want cheap prices and this is the price we pay
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:00 PM
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Is that why they are the largest co. by revenue in the World? They're ahead of Shell, BP & Exxon in profits to put things in perspective. They may have "offshored" but they know how to make $$ like no co. has ever before. I'd wager even money that most of the men posting negatively in this thread have wives who buy their TP at Walmart and will continue to do so.

People want cheap prices and this is the price we pay
That was my point - it is ALL about the money and NOTHING about America.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:02 PM
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Two concurrent threads were occurring on the same general topic, so I merged them here.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:04 PM
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That was my point - it is ALL about the money and NOTHING about America.
That's the way it's always been, romantic history aside.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:26 PM
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Walmart is making decisions based on what the future looks like. In the future, after the Democrat Lefties take control, anything associated with firearms will have a legal liability attached to it including ammo. Also, the demographic of the average Walmart customer is changing and will continue to change. The Walmart I go to now seems more like a third world country. Most of those people have little interest in ammo or hunting, fishing or shooting. This is just another taste of how life is going to be in our wonderful diverse multicultural America. You are being replaced. Enjoy the ride.
It's also a con to do something to "protect to children." It makes them look good in the public eye while really doing nothing. I also suspect they are trying to avoid possible hefty losses from potential lawsuits in the future, the shooting and open carry have probably lead to some risk assessments and associated potential losses. We all know that it's always the gun's/ammo's/location's fault for the mass shooting and not the coward that did it. Imagine the lawsuits if someone gets ammo from them and then goes on a shooting spree. It's well known they have deep pockets, the cockroaches would be crawling out of the woodwork to get their "cut". And look at the panic the dumbass in the Missouri Walmart caused. Someone gets hurt in your store because of the panic just because someone is open carrying, well it's more expensive lawsuits because you allowed it. Long term, they think it will cost them less to get out of that aspect then pay out for future lawsuits. We all know it's all about the money.

When someone goes on a rampage will a lever gun, then they will quit selling 30-30 ammo. Someone shoots a few people with their deer "sniper" rifle, then they will quit selling all ammo. As it is now they are only going to be selling hunting ammo (think deer ammo) and shotgun shells. Something tells me the shotgun shells will just be loads for birds and not buckshot/slugs but I don't know.

Guess the gun shops, online retailers, and fedex/ups will be getting more business and seeing their profits rise.

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Old 09-03-2019, 08:27 PM
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I don’t buy Chinese, never did, unless it’s Oolong tea...But many do.
But as someone may have mentioned already, the Tariffs on Chinese goods in addition to this ammunition sale ban can potentially blow up in Wally’s face.

And you can bet ur azz, that the elitists commies aren’t going to start shopping in Wally World because they don’t sell 45acp and .223 ammo anymore.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:54 PM
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That's the way it's always been, romantic history aside.
See my post (#26) response to member buyamerican. Sam Walton was about keeping American jobs for American workers where possible, as is Brownells and a few others. It is a severely reduced set of companies these days that think that way, I'll grant you that for sure. Americans caring about America is a vanishing mindset of the past, there was a time (long ago) when that was different though.
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Whatever their reasons for it, what bothers me is how fast these companies are caving in to the demands of the left. They know this move will piss off millions of gun owners, but apparently they're more afraid of David Hogg & Co than they are of us. And that is a very disturbing trend, my friends.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:19 PM
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None of this affects me. I don't buy guns or ammo at Walmart.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:20 PM
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So they won't sell handgun, 5.56 or .223; only shotgun and deer ammo?

People hunt with .357 Mag, .44 Mag and .45 Colt in lever actions to hunt-are these in or out? What about .22? Handgun ammo? Definitely not a deer carriage.

They won't sell the ammo for many of the Henry Lever Actions and some Marlins they sell today. Hopefully Henry and Marlin (Remington) will remove them from their list of approved sellers as being unfriendly.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:29 PM
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Whatever their reasons for it, what bothers me is how fast these companies are caving in to the demands of the left. They know this move will piss off millions of gun owners, but apparently they're more afraid of David Hogg & Co than they are of us. And that is a very disturbing trend, my friends.
That's probably because they know we won't actually do anything. Let's be honest it's been long enough that it's obvious they can chip away bit by bit and we won't stop them.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:56 PM
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That's probably because they know we won't actually do anything. Let's be honest it's been long enough that it's obvious they can chip away bit by bit and we won't stop them.
When door kicking becomes a reality, the tune may change a bit. The mentality among many gun owners for a long time has been "If I lay low and keep quiet, they wont come for me." Also, if socialists get to give people's paychecks the tender loving they've been threatening, and keep pushing the moral boundaries on our youth, people will be bearing arms for more reasons than just the right to keep them.

The left fired the first shots at GOP Congressmen in a Baseball stadium. They also slaughtered many innocents, at a Las Vegas concert. It's only a matter of time, before they likes of Antifa and others start trying to kill or silence anyone that doesn't approve of the agenda. Prepare accordingly, friends.
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:27 PM
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Well, well, well, so Wal-Mart's throwing gun owners under the bus to score a few points with the lefty pols. Thing is those guys don't give a rip about lives. They only care about having an issue which becomes a plank in their platform to scrounge up a few easy votes. And they aren't at all reluctant about doing it on the back of tragedy and broken people's emotions.

The way I see it, Wal-Mart corp. has elevated making those points above me, both as a customer and as a person. McMillon talked in his memo about "safety". What he's doing will make me and my family LESS safe. If someone breaks into my home and I have no ammo to defend myself, is he going to show up to do so? Doubt it.

Wally World can bite me if they think I'll spend another .01 there ever again. And I'm going to write that CEO tomorrow and tell him all about what I think of his sell out, AND his store...
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Old 09-04-2019, 12:05 AM
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This makes all Walmarts into "Gun Free Zones".

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Old 09-04-2019, 12:11 AM
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Walmart has wanted to get out of selling guns and ammo for at least,,,,, 7 to 8 years.
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Old 09-04-2019, 12:13 AM
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And you can bet ur azz, that the elitists commies arenít going to start shopping in Wally World because they donít sell 45acp and .223 ammo anymore.
Brother, you hit that nail square on the head. this wont make the other customers "smell" any better to them.
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Old 09-04-2019, 01:43 AM
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I worked there years ago too, and they do indeed treat their employees like trash. The only thing left still kicking from the days of sam is the name. Everything else is pathetic about the place.


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yeah the treat GOOD employees like trash. If you actually do your work, you get screwed over royally.

But if you a bad employee, and take the time to force the customer to buy a more expensive item they don't want.... you get good treatment
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:07 AM
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Walmart making some silly changes "in wake of El Paso".

I not sure what El Paso has to do with Walmart firearms and ammo policy, makes no sense at all.

News is reporting some are scared to shop in the store where people are open carrying! Really !!?? People are stupid.

Walmart is simply fostering another gun-free zone. Stupid.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisette.../#108c34094cb7
This is just another example of a former US company making a highly publicized, political decision for the sake of optics. But why be surprised, Walmart moved to China a long time ago and became a BEJING corporation.

How many people go breathlessly busting into Walmart to buy a box or three of military style 5.56 or 9mm? VERY few. Most who own and favor such calibers tend to buy online in bulk...so no loss there to Walmart. As for selling only "sporting" rifles, the last couple of dozen times I have been in Walmart they NEVER sold ARs or AKs...but they do sell that wonderful "Sporting rifle" known as the Ruger Mini-14. So hey, they give up NOTHING in that regard.

The right response should be for NOBODY to buy ANY ammo or guns from Walmart, and in an ideal world, nothing else, but that won't happen because for every ONE willing to boycott, there will always be the 20 dozen who see that as an opportunity to run in there and find "cheap ammo"....
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:14 AM
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On the "open carry" line of BS...they didn't "ban it" they only requested that all the milquetoasts out there who feel the need to open carry due to SBS (small ball syndrome) "refrain" from doing so while in their august establishment.

My question to that is, WHO is such a complete, wannabe that they feel the need to carry a handgun around in the open? It almost makes me want to hang out and wait for such a moron to show up, then step up behind him, relieve him of his "manhood" (gun), then beat the living doofus out of him on camera while ridiculing him for being such an insecure, insensitive, person!

While I agree that open carry should be legal everywhere, only a total buffoon walks around carrying a gun openly while roaming the urban jungle. Such a person is one who mistakenly THINKS the bad guy will be intimidated, when what the bad guy will really do is BLAST HIM FIRST, then take his gun!
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