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Mickey Moore Got the Guns Out of Walmart?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dinosaur, May 13, 2004.

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  1. dinosaur

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    I'm watching John Gibson's show on FOX. He just interviewed movie critic Roger Friedman about Moore's new ahem, movie.:rolleyes: Friedman said Moore is really influential, after all he got the guns out of Walmart. Where was this? The local Wally World still sells rifles, shotguns and lots of that White Pack ammo. Guess they didn't get the word.:neener:

    BTW, wasn't Mickey instrumental in K Mart's financial problems?:eek:
     
  2. Justin

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    Probably a screw-up on the part of whoever wrote the segment. Moore protested against ammo sales at K-Mart. He's tried to do the same to Wal*Mart, but thus far has been soundly ignored by Bentonville, and with good reason, I might add.
     
  3. PaladinVC

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    In Bowling for Columbine, he takes a couple of kids from Columbine to the local K-Mart and attempts to "return" the bullets that are lodged in their bodies, which were apparently purchased there. I guess that's part of the reason they no longer carry handgun ammunition.

    I don't know anything about Wal-Mart, though. I just picked up 300 rounds of 9mm there. I'm too poor to have scruples.
     
  4. Treylis

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    Speaking of the K-Mart incident...

    http://moorewatch.com/comments.php?id=P547_0_1_0_C

     
  5. SodiumBenzoate

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    My local Kmart still sells ammunition, albeit locked in a case.

    I am pretty sure on that, anyway. That's where all the guns are, and I am 99% sure I also saw ammunition.
     
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    I think that Moore got them to stop selling handgun ammo, but rifle/shotgun stuff is sold still. Do you know what kind it was?
     
  7. Wedge

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    SodiumBenzoate, there is no handgun ammo in that case.
     
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    I haven't set foot in a K-Mart since Rosie O'Doughnut ambushed Tom Selleck. They can all be carried off by tornados for all I care.
     
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    My local K-Mart sells pistol and rifle ammo. It is a rather small selection though. But, i like their dynapoint .22lr ammo.
     
  10. DigMe

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    Our local K-Mart went out of business last year. I'm pretty sure they didn't have any ammo before that occurred. I did get an excellent deal on a fire extinguisher though. :)

    brad cook
     
  11. sturmruger

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    I buy all of my pistol ammo at Walmart. They still sell guns and ammo. I have heard of Walmart Stores that do not sell guns or ammo. USually they are in an urban area where politics forces them to not sell those kinds of items.
     
  12. Kamicosmos

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    All the Walmarts around here still carry rifles, shotguns, and ammo. Paintball guns too.

    They stopped selling handguns way back, late 70-early 80's. I remember seeing handguns in WalMarts as a little kid...
     
  13. zpo

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    Most of Walmarts operate off of "modulars". These are determined by Bentonville, and consider things like population, location, (urban, rural) and location (geographical) to determine which modulars a store gets to use. The Owasso supercenter where I used to work could not get some things that regular Walmarts in Tulsa (10-20 mins away, depending on which one you go to)
     
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    Back in the good old days (1973), I bought a LW Commander in .38 Super at a WalMart. IIRC, it cost less than $150. Still have it.:D
     
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    That's interesting, I had no idea that that kid felt that way. It looked like he was being used the way he was being dragged around like that but ddin't realize he was that strong about it. Any source on that quote? Someone oughta put him BACK in a film to speak out on that con artist
     
  16. Kooter

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    walmart stopped selling guns about 4-5 years ago. except the alaska stores which do still sell handguns. they haven't had any handguns IN the stores in quite awhile. but they were sold out of the special order book up until about 4 years ago.

    i bought a ruger 22/45, and a beretta 92 from wally world the year i turned 21. i got an additional 10% off of each cause i worked there:D
     
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    Do you mean IN the store in the Lower 48 ? Or do you mean you can get them from the book up here? Our Local Wally World has a old roll mark 1991A1,A few Glocks , some Sigmas and variouse Tarus and S&W .44's
     
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    in the lower 48 we don't have them at all, not even in the special order book. i wasn't sure if the alaska stores had them in the stores or if it was just special order. i thought they had them in the stores up there, but wasn't sure.
     
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    Was it Mikie or Rosie that got KMart to stop ammo sales a couple of months before they filed for bankruptcy? I remember boycotting them over their Rosie scandel but must confess that MM has passed entirely under my radar most of his life. For all I know he could be floating in my toilet bowl right now and I wouldn't notice him. :rolleyes:
     
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    I rented Bowling for Columbine just out of curiosity, thinking I would probably shut it off before the end due to nausea. Guess what? I was pleasantly surprised OVERALL. Yeah, he played on the strings going to K-Mart and the scene at the bank was really stupid.

    BUT, if you are able to remain calm and think about what the CENTRAL message is in the film, it is that the MEDIA is the problem in this country! Moore compares our TV news to other countries (Canada) and how we have the "if it bleeds, it leads" mentality.

    The movie really zings Charlton Heston but that's easy when you corner an old man with Altzheimers. Anyone who objectively looks at the movie catches that Canada has more guns per capita than we do but they don't shoot each other with them. I expected the movie to bash guns and our rights to own them but I didn't get that message at all.

    I actually think the movie helped us! It wasn't at all what I expected. Moore strongly suggested that access to guns is too easy BUT, whether he intended to or not, he ended up saying that PEOPLE kill people, not guns.

    Just my take,
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  21. Geech

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    That's not true.
     
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    Woo Hoo. We are the best. I must be 100 people :what:
     
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    THE United States is the most heavily-armed nation on Earth, with nearly one gun per person, according to a study released today at a UN conference on small arms.

    That sort of brings a tear to my eye...
     
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    No handguns in lower 48 walmarts. Alaska's got'em, though I don't remember if its in store or book only( I would put money on book only)
     
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    For shame, MeekandMild! Your momma taught you to flush.

    Probably leaves the seat up too:D
     
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