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Wal mart feeback link

Discussion in 'Activism' started by vamo, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. vamo

    vamo Well-Known Member

    So some people seem to be a bit upset about wal mart meeting with Biden today. As of the time I am writing this post they have said nothing publicly about their support on any restrictions. I see this as no different than writing a congresscritter; walmart wields considerable influence let them know you wouldn't be very happy customer if they were to support new restrictions.

  2. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    We need to be very polite and respectful at this point since WalMart has been pressured into "sending an appropriate representative" to the meeting Biden is holding with others (such as the NRA)and that WalMart said their leadership was too busy to attend.

    We want WalMart's representative to go in there armed with the certain knowledge that the sales they saw of everything AR in their stores is a tangible indication of how their customers think and feel about America's Rifle in the parts of the country where they are welcome. They won't see a lot of losses from the sale of ARs if they decide they can do without that business, but they will see significant losses in the rest of their departments as the families who fully support RKBA spend their money, even temporarily, with their competition who were not involved in the stripping customers of their 2A rights over an isolated incident in a town that didn't even have a WalMart, that the firearms weren't bought at Walmart, that the ammunition wasn't bought at WalMart and that the magazines weren't bought at WalMart.

    "Please keep in mind that the nightmare visited on the children and staff of Sandy Hook is an isolated catastrophe having nothing to do with the 300 million Americans in communities across the U.S. that are not criminally insane. WalMart's decision to begin carrying America's Rifle in their hunting departments was met with great support as it is a versatile and reliable firearm that permits every member of the family to learn firearms safety, participate in competition and use for hunting squirrels to deer in calibers from .22 to .223 and 6.8mm. Further, the misuse of any product WalMart might sell by a criminally insane person does not mean that we should tolerate elements in the government treating all of your customers as if they were criminally insane as well. Falling violent crime rates over the past decade reported by the FBI's Uniform Crime Report and growing AR sales at WalMart prove that the increased sales of America's Rifle have done nothing to cause crime to go up. Please consider the value to your customers and all Americans as you listen to the misguided arguments to limit the right of Americans and your right to sell the most popular firearms in history."
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2013
  3. vamo

    vamo Well-Known Member

    Agreed hso I guess I kind of assume everyone will be as level headed as I am when writing in to this sort of thing so my apologies for missing that in my original post. I simply let them know that I shop at walmart a lot, and if they support restrictions I won't shop at walmart so much. I was a bit more diplomatic and long winded than that though.
  4. Yoda

    Yoda Well-Known Member

    Here's what I wrote to them

    Here's what I wrote to them:
    Regarding your decision to meet with the President on "gun safety:" Please keep in mind that you can make him happy or you can keep me happy. Guess which one of us does more shopping in your stores?

    Here's a link where you can leave your own note to Walmart Corporation:

    Tell your friends to send their own notes to them.

    - - - Yoda
  5. JVaughn

    JVaughn Well-Known Member

    I wrote my letter, basically thanked them for the continued and non interrupted service and asked them to stand up for us. Hope they stay strong, they reach a large audience.
  6. wbrown609

    wbrown609 Active Member

    Does Wal Mart need to be reminded of Kmart's fate after their experience with Rosie.
  7. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    I don't understand how our Government can turn to WalMart for help with gun politics.

    That's like me going to the local Casey's gas station to ask for help with major auto repairs. Sure, they sell oil, and stuff, but they aren't gonna be qualified to help you change a transmission.
  8. Lupine411

    Lupine411 Member

    Only reason I ever shop at Wal-Mart is for ammo. Period.
  9. Teachu2

    Teachu2 Well-Known Member

    "I am a long-time customer of WalMart, both in store and online. I am asking you to support my 2nd Ammendment rights in return. Allowing the erosion of the right to keep and bear arms is as repulsive to me as unions are to your company.
    Should WalMart choose to support new restrictions on firearms and/or ammunition, I will respect your right to do so. I will, however, excersise my right to spend my money elsewhere."
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2013
  10. sonick808

    sonick808 Well-Known Member

    I just wrote them as well.

    Been doing a lot of composing and writing lately....
  11. Lucifer_Sam

    Lucifer_Sam Well-Known Member

    You might gently remind them that they type of people who buy guns are usually the type that are more likely to frequent their stores, also. The left have been pretty vocal in their dislike of Walmart, to the point where they've been banned from NYC. In other words, they have alot more to lose by offending the gun public than the anti gunners, who are more likely the type who "oppose" walmart. In other, other words, they don't owe the left anything, they've never been a friend to Walmart in the first place.

    But I agree, the Walmart move is just strange. Maybe signs of desperation-looking for help anywhere they can hope to get it? Maybe trying to cut a back door deal with (or threatening) them so Walmart will stop carrying firearms and they can claim a victory?
  12. gym

    gym member

    Please continue to support the 2nd amendment by selling guns and ammo, at fair prices. You are the largest employer in the country, what you do is looked at by billions of people all over the world.
    In keeping with the Doctrines and laws of the Republic, many will view what you do in this critical time , with great importance.
    Please continue to support the American working man that made your company the Successful business that it is today, sincerely,
    George xxxx
  13. vamo

    vamo Well-Known Member

    What I read when it was first announced a few days ago the admin was going to spin that closing the "gun show loophole" would be beneficial to retailers such as walmart because there would no long be a legal private market for guns. I thought about posting links to basspro, cabelas, Dick's, etc, but figured if walmart isn't onboard then the rest wouldn't dare support more restrictions. I think as long as we're vocal the walmart execs will see that they're just better off sitting this one out.
  14. wriggly

    wriggly Well-Known Member

    From an ex Walmart insider....they don't give a rats derrier about you, me, or any other Americans. They only care about their bottom line.

    The only reason they brought back guns to Walmart stores in a lot of areas, is because after they stopped carrying them the last time folks spoke up with their wallets, and Walmarts bottom line suffered. Let me tell you, if Washington gives them enough of a subsidy to stop selling guns, they would do it in a NY Cuomo minute.
  15. mf-dif

    mf-dif Well-Known Member

    Wrote them...told them i'd take all my business elsewhere.
  16. vamo

    vamo Well-Known Member

    Don't disagree with that statement wriggly. Walmart will do whatever they believe will get us to buy the most stuff, that is generally not accomplished by angering a large portion of your customer base. I see the fact that they had to be prodded into attending this meeting as a good sign that they intend to stay neutral which is good enough for me. But that can change if they get far more anti feedback than pro.
  17. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    It would I think, be a good idea to hold off writing WalMart until we learn what actually happened at this meeting. Then if indeed they did join forces with Biden cut loose and let them have it.

    But not before.
  18. vamo

    vamo Well-Known Member

    edit:sorry for spam internet's actin screwy.
  19. vamo

    vamo Well-Known Member

    edit:sorry for spam internet's actin screwy.
  20. Red Sky

    Red Sky Active Member

    I'm pretty sure Walmart stands to lose FAR more from supporting either side in a national debate like this in lost sales out of anger than they would gain from the side they supported. It's almost always best for business to avoid taking sides, but to make sure they do at least that if not take ours writing them can only help. Working on my letter to them now.

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