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Politically correct stores stop carrying gun magazines

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Slabside, May 12, 2003.

  1. Slabside

    Slabside Well-Known Member

    How many of you have encountered politically correct stores ceasing to carry you favorite gun magazines? Recently, most of my favorite magazine racks in stores have stopped carrying anything at all related to guns, hunting, etc. It seems about the only place to find gun magazines is at Barnes&Noble and Walmart. I'm actually surprised that B&N actually still carries them. When I read the mags at B&N in the cafe, I get the strangest looks from people. I guess it won't be long before they stop carrying them also.

    What's your experience?
  2. iamkris

    iamkris Well-Known Member

    Absolutely and it is infuriating. I haven't yet asked a manager about it but I think I will. I live here in the north suburbs of Chicago and it further typifies the nanny-state we live in where PC-ness drives all thought.

    Walgreens, Jewel-Osco have all stopped. B&N still has them but probably not for long.

    If I go to the town where I grew up (southern Illinois) the grocery store's magazine rack if 1/2 full of gun and hunting mags. The other half is car magazines.
  3. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    I noticed my local Border's Books didn't have any gun magazines, and so asked the manager why not. He made faces as though to ask how anyone could be interested in such monstrous stuff, then said there was no demand for it.

    I told him he'd just lost my business, and haven't been back.
  4. Greg L

    Greg L Well-Known Member

    If you're going to ask the manager why they don't carry gun magazines you should have a few other books/magazines in your hands when you do so. If you get the reaction that SW did then drop them on the floor to emphasize the fact that he is losing your business as you walk out the door (if you get a favorable response you can always stick them back on the shelf once his back is turned :evil: ).

  5. Slabside

    Slabside Well-Known Member

    SW, I forgot about Border's. The funny thing about the Border's in my area is that one store has all you could ever want in the way of gun rags but the other location doesn't have a thing. Of course the one w/ the selection is in the blue collar area of town while the other is in the upscale area. Hummm.
  6. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    A very sad reflection on our times ...... and also probably the ''thin end of wedge'' ...... :(
  7. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Well-Known Member

    Not too bad around here. Walmart and the local grocery stores still sell most gun magazines.
  8. MeekandMild

    MeekandMild Well-Known Member

    Is it really political correctness or the fact that the customers might have IQs higher than room temperature? I don't think I'm the only one here who thinks that gun rags these dayse are not worth the paper they are printed on. See this rant by George Hill for an opinion about the subject muchmore eloquent than mine.

    Even The American Rifleman is running *#@^!ng articles about SUVs and 4x4's! If I didn't have a lifetime subscription I'd strongly consider never buying one.
  9. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    If they do, they stick 'em where the pornos are. Trying to keep us short people from reading gun magazines...sheesh.
  10. I concur, Captain!

    I have to agree that the gun magazines these days are getting pretty pathetic in their content. Some are much better then others and some seem like the same stupid articles with just a new cover each month. The local Wal-mart has a good selection and my local Publix is decent... but the Publix near my office has none. Guess there are too many Soccer Moms. I think the magazines should put out a better product and the situation would remedy itself. But then again, I would have a subscription and wouldn't be buying it there anyway... :cool:
  11. Slabside

    Slabside Well-Known Member


    Very valid point. I agree. However, now while the wife shops, there are no pretty gun pics to look at since the magazines are not on the rack.;)
  12. sm

    sm member

    I receive 2 subscriptions, SWAT and American First Freedom. I honestly couldn't tell you when I last bought a magazine out somewhere. As a general rule, I'm not a shopper, and I darn sure don't go and spend $ anywhere that is anti-gun, or I can't carry concealed. Unless its college related or with mom/nephew/...no other way around it, I don't go there.

    I vote with $
  13. USGuns

    USGuns Well-Known Member

    Fred Meyer

    FYI - Fred Meyer here in the NW still has tons of them on their racks.
  14. Sven

    Sven Senior Member

    SFO Airport

    At the SFO Airport bookstore, I counted (literally) 220 different magazines, and not one gun rag.

    'I am sven's lack of surprise.'
  15. Hillman

    Hillman Well-Known Member

    Still pretty lucky here near Detroit with gun magazines, even the local Kroger grocery store carries 'Combat Handguns'.

    But when I go to Borders, I tend to raise some eyebrows. You see, I'm also a wedding & portrait photographer, so the order ends up looking like this: Brides, Wedding Pages, Vogue, Glamour, a few Harley mags, Guns & Ammo, Combat Handguns, and American Handgunner. The only thing ever said was, "You have diverse taste", though the looks of the other customers are fun to watch.

    On a related note, I was at the local public library tonight. Any books on firearms must be special ordered by the head librarian from the main library.
  16. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    I can't imagine myself ever deliberately dropping books on a floor, but yes, indeed, next time I find myself in such a situation, I'll definitely emphasize the loss of my business in a visual way. Good suggestion! Thanks, eh?
  17. UnknownSailor

    UnknownSailor Well-Known Member

    My local Waldenbooks doesn't carry firearm magazines, but my local NEX does. Even Soldier of Fortune, which was a suprise to me.
  18. foghornl

    foghornl Well-Known Member


    Haven't been in the bookstore lately, but my local Giant Eagle (grocery store) still carries Combat Handguns, G&A, and others.

    BTW, whenever I had the chance, I always hid Rosie's & Oprah's rags behind copies of Combat Handguns, hid Seventeen Magazine ( the liberal teen-rag, not a gun accessory :p ) behind Shotgun News or Shooting Times....:evil: :evil:
  19. Battler

    Battler Well-Known Member

    You got a point though - compared to this forum gun magazines are utter cra*.

    I'd get more out of reading "troubleshooting" gun forum posts than an advertising-biased review.
  20. longeyes

    longeyes member

    gee, Officer Krupke

    Don't worry, they got 'em under the counter, in plain wrappers.

    Face it, gang, the Neo-Americans see any interest in guns as a social disease.

    The truth is, you get better, more honest information on guns here and in a few other forums than you're going to in the run of gun rags. Those magazines are ad-driven, as we all know.

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