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No more gun sales at Walmart??

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Optical Serenity, Feb 8, 2006.

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  1. Optical Serenity

    Optical Serenity Member

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    Well I just went to two different local Walmart and noticed that neither one had any firearms...just airsoft! The sporting goods manager told me that walmart as a whole will soon stop selling firearms nationwide. Not surd how true this is, but it sucks...

    Reason I think it sucks? According to some sources, they are the largest retailer of guns in this country. Of course, they have hundreds of "gun shops" in every state, or most states.

    Less retailers = less competition = higher prices.
     
  2. Kodiaz

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    Oh no I hope they keep selling ammo
     
  3. Lucky

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    If they act against economic incentives, that's their choice. Maybe they feel they can make better use of the area and more profit with a toilet paper display. They don't sell guns here either, just ammunition.

    Besides, from another viewpoint, many smaller stores is a more 'robust' network than fewer larger stores.

    As well, if Walmart is selling firearms it's really only fitting that they be Norinco. Maybe it's their way of protesting the import ban:)
     
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    One here has stopped selling them. The other 2 I've been in recently still had them but looked to be downsizing a lot.

    Not real sure how I feel about it though. I haven't seen anyone with a clue in their sporting goods section in over a decade. So maybe it's good.

    However, it's not a good sign either if that means that the makers might take a hit.

    Tired and confused. I'll sleep on it.
     
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    Same in Lake Charles, LA

    Three of four stores in the area no longer sell. I asked the lady behind the counter about it while her young co-worker was restocking ammo. She stated that Wal-Mart was simply getting out of the business. The youngster chimed in "It's because guns kill!". The older lady just rolled her eyes at the comment. :barf:

    Apparently Wal-Mart has forgotten the lesson of K-Mart.
     
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    Im so sad , no guns at walMart , no guns at kMart
    They both use to have them !!!
     
  7. Imaginos

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    Sears & Western Auto

    I'm old enough to remember when Sears and Western Auto carried firearms and ammo.
     
  8. R.W.Dale

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    If it's true (and I believe it is) then you can kiss Remington firearms goodbye. I sincearly hope they continue ammo sales though It'ed suck to have to drive 20 miles for a box of 22lr. But then again it would be a great oppurtinity for the little guy to take up the slack
     
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    no change here in NC except they've raised their prices on all of their ruger products:uhoh:
     
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    The sporting goods sales manager didnt mention that when I was talking to him the other day.

    As is the case with so many other rumors and such "we'll see"
     
  11. 22-rimfire

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    Maybe it is a store option? At least last week, there were still long guns locally at Walmart. Walmart can do whatever the want to. If they quit selling firearms, then the business will shift to smaller more traditional stores which may not be a bad thing. Price will be higher though... less competition.
     
  12. 220_Swift

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    I would imagine that sales in some states hurt them. Here in Illinois, they will have about half of their stock in 22's ans shotguns. The other half is centerfire rifles like 270, 30-06, 308 ect. But we are shotgun, muzzleloader, handgun only for deer. And they hardly ever sell these guns. If they stocked more guns that people can actually hunt with, they would sell more. JMHO though
     
  13. Triaged

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    PRK walmarts haven't had firearms for a while.

    They got stopped for doing some very stupid stuff and got a fine.

    IIRC they released firearms without checking ID, released firearms to people that had been denied from the background check, etc...

    From what I have heard they can now legally sell firearms in PRK but have chosen not to.
     
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    They're still selling rifles and shotguns in mid-Michigan.
     
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    The Walmarts in Victoria and Quesnel up here in BC don't seem to sell firearms, either.
     
  17. Azrael256

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    I saw a few guns in the WW in Duncan, OK the other day. Not much selection, but a few. Murf's guns gets all the business in that town anyway. MUCH bigger selection, but you can't beat WW for ammo.

    I remember buying my own weight in 20Ga. shells at Kmart one time. 'Course, at the time, that might've been all of eight boxes.
     
  18. depicts

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    No license

    In a few of the local WalMarts, I've been told that they didn't have enough people with licenses to sell. In Massachusetts you need an FID card to handle a long gun, and a LTC for a handgun or handgun only ammunition (whatever that is)

    I guess it's hard enough to find someone to work at minimum wage, without expecting them to have a firearms license.

    On local super store still has a gun department, and lots of ammo, but I only know three clerks who work all the shifts, plus the manager, and when those old guys aren't there no one can sell ammo or guns.
     
  19. bowfin

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    We just had abrand new Wal-Mart built here in Central Nebraska, they have about 25 different models in stock. If they were deciding this for a while, why would the three new stores in this area have such big display cases?
     
  20. Zen21Tao

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    Both local Walmarts here in Gainesville Florida still have firearms.
     
  21. brentwal

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    How about your local hardware store?
    JCPenney's, Sears and Wards all had guns in their catalogs until about 15 years ago.
    Even Payless (now Rite-Aid) sold guns, even handguns.

    We even had an old general store in a neighboring town that sold groceries and they carried guns and ammo.
     
  22. Texshooter

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    Hopefully, this will be the first in a long line of things that wallyworld stops selling.

    I much prefer going to locally owned stores and buying as many made in America products as I can.
     
  23. Standing Wolf

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    Maybe Wal Mart belatedly discovered guns aren't made in communist China, and so decided to drop them from the product roster.
     
  24. BigRobT

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    Can't say I've ever been overly impressed by Wal-Marts selection of guns, at least here in MN.
     
  25. RWMC

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    I remember when I bought a Remington 788 and a Winchester 94 at the local Coast to Coast hardware store. Hammers, nails, shovels and .30-30's! I think we need to hit the "reset" button on our poor ole country. But the only way we will reach the "button" is down on our knees.
     
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