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My letter to Wal-Mart

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Cougfan2, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Robert Hairless

    Robert Hairless Senior Member

    Oct 11, 2003
    Dear Wal-Mart Customer Relations:

    Thank you for that explanation.

    In the spirit of cooperation with your new policy I will be videotaping every Wal-Mart employee in the store when I am videotaped.

    That way I will have a record of them in case any of your employees commits an illegal act in the future.

    When every American videotapes every other American in case any of us commits an illegal future act we will have videotape records of Americans before they commit an illegal act in case they do commit one.
  2. jimmyraythomason

    jimmyraythomason Mentor

    Dec 19, 2006
    There is only one gunshop in our little town. The only place to buy a new firearm other than WalMart. A couple of pawn shops sell used at slightly under new prices. The shop, "The O K Corral"cannot compete with WM's prices but does a brisk business anyway. He has a MUCH larger selection and even sells "evil black guns". I see these latest shenannigans by WM turning into gold for The O K Corral.
  3. bender

    bender Active Member

    Aug 10, 2006
    I thought most stores walk you out the door....
    It was done to me at Cabelas, and Academy.

    Academy was really bad, because they fill out another form on me, with all my info, and all the gun info, as well as the normal 4473 ATF form. Its just for internal use they said. It was obviously just CYA on their part. Plus the guys behind the counter call a manager over to approve and sign the paperwork.
    I complained about the extra paperwork (for a rifle) and they said "wait till you buy a handgun here...".
    I won't buy at Academy again, and have never bought at W-M.

    Maybe that was a store-only policy at that Academy, I'm not sure.
  4. pat86323

    pat86323 Member

    May 1, 2006
    Flagstaff Arizona
    speaking of the "pistol or rifle" question i had a pretty good one today proving that some of these people have no business selling guns or ammo. I went in and asked for a box of remington core-lokt 7 mm rem mag ammo. The clerk asked me if it was for use in a rifle or handgun. Now correct me if i am wrong but the only pistol that would even think about shooting 7 mag is a contender and there probably arent a whole lot of people around with the courage to even consider pulling the trikgger on one of those. I really would think that they would have at least known that this is a rifle caliber so as not to look stupid... Ill still buy ammo there but thats all.
  5. archigos

    archigos Active Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    The Free State
    In the past 22 years, I have made exactly one purchase at a Wal-Mart - and only because nobody else is open to sell rope at 3AM.
    This thread describes yet another event that reassures me in my decision to permanently boycott that scar on the face of American society.

    As a side note, I don't buy ammo from stores when they ask me the "pistol or rifle" question. I ask to speak to a manager, inform them they're losing business, show them my pistol permit, and leave to buy ammo from a proper gun shop.
  6. lanternlad1

    lanternlad1 Active Member

    Apr 14, 2007
    If you really want Wal-Mart to suffer for their actions, buy stock in the company, then complain about poor customer service in front of everyone at the yearly shareholders meeting. The Wall Street Journal and others will be there, reporting on every word said. If Wal-Mart's stock drops a nickel because of the bad reports, you've cost them MILLIONS. Only then will they sit up and take notice.
  7. Seminole

    Seminole Active Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Where the west begins

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA! I love it! :D
  8. Dravur

    Dravur Senior Member

    Jan 26, 2006
    Longmont, CO
    I think what amuses me the most is...

    how the wailing and gnashing of teeth at Wal-mart is primarily from people who do not shop there, would not shop there if they were on fire and Wal-mart sold fire extinguishers and will never shop there.

    I like the guy who said he has never bought a gun or ammo there and now will not go there! Hmmmm, I guess Wal-Mart will have to close up shop.

    Ooooh, they are going to videotape you... Big freaking whoop. The Assistant manager has to escort your gun out like its a live cobra.... Big Freaking whoop.
    I don't buy guns at Wal-mart because they have nothing I want. If they did and it was a good price, then I live by their rules. At the end of the day, I have a new rifle.

    I do buy ammo there and at the two stores I frequent, I have never had a problem, never been asked for ID, asked what gun it was for, or been hassled in any way. I have never been beaten with a rubber hose and the clerks, while not that knowledgeable about guns in general are able to respond to simple commands like "gimme a few boxes of that Federal 22 in the brown box". To be honest, that is all I need from them. I don't need a long discussion of the merits of the .300 Whisper round.

    So, if you don't like Wal-Mart, great, shop with your feet. But, they are the ONLY major box store to even carry guns and ammo. I think thats pretty good considering all the antis that are constantly on them.
  9. TEDDY

    TEDDY Active Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    wal mart

    who owns sears/kmart it aint american.as to walmart why bash the clerks?
    they are there for a bottom feeding layer.some of you dont know as much as you think you do.and if their young look what the schools teach them.
    and as to chinese goods why are you buying sks ect.look at all the pistols rifles made out of this country.Remington/marlin/h&R is ownd by foreign co.colt is on the ropes.savage ??.:uhoh::rolleyes::D
  10. Mousegun

    Mousegun Active Member

    Dec 9, 2005
    I have purchased a lot of ammo at Wally - World here in East Tennessee and never been asked about the purchase.

    I am ready just in case things change but so far so good. The clerks were men young and old and women (age unknown and not even attempted to find out) and never a problem. I guess they are used to ammo purchases and know better than to get something going.
  11. jenrob

    jenrob Member

    Dec 18, 2007
    Eastern Oregon
    Never bought a firearm at wal-mart and probably never will.

    But I took a trip to Oklahoma and took my brother and kids out shooting. By the time I got to my sisters place I was out of 357 and had to buy factory ammo (ouch).

    Me and my wife went into wal-mart and as we got in line I told my wife watch the look on the gals face. She asked what it was for pistol or rifle, and I told her sub-machine gun. She look at me and said uh. I repeated my self and she wasn't sure what to do. So I told her it didn't matter cause by the time I was done shooting it would probably be shoot out of both.
  12. RaspberrySurprise

    RaspberrySurprise New Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    SSM, MI
    Hey if you don't like wal-mart's policies then don't shop there, or ask to speak to a manager or bug corporate. But please do not give the cashier a hard time just because you feel like it. They don't have a choice in the matter since it's company policy and if they don't follow it they'll probably be fired. It's the kind of people who like to harass the peons of a company (any company private or corp) just because the peons can't do anything lest they lose their job, that make me want to keep a bat near my register some days.

    P.S. I am a wal-mart peon who would much prefer you take your shenanigans to someone who can actually change things like a manager. Also remember a company is made of individual people not robots and sometimes these people make mistakes, we should focus on correcting these mistakes and not drawing generalizations.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2008
  13. sauger

    sauger New Member

    Apr 26, 2008
    In Utero
    What's funny is their policies seam to be different form store to store. Until someone close to me has a better deal on target ammo the Walmart WWB I will be shopping there.
  14. Samuel Adams

    Samuel Adams Active Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Coastal Georgia
    I got the same canned message - with the name changed, of course.

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