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OMG! WalMart to stop selling all handgun ammo!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Trey Veston, Sep 3, 2019.

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  1. Robbins290

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    Here in maine. A local place called kittery trading post was under fire from the left. Did a few protest outside there store. First one was not a big deal. The second one they got permission from the town of kittery. There was like 20-25 protesters and about 200-250 supporters of the 2a, i think we need to start speaking. Our numbers are alot higher then people realize.
     
  2. Merc41

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    To Hell with Walmart and the horses they rode in on. Just another conglomerate falling to the weigh side of political correctness. Last ammo I purchased from them was 25 years or so ago for .22 bullets. I make my own bullets, and reload extensively. Now, wonder how long it will take the political correct motivated morons at wally-world to get rid of alcohol based goods. Oh wait, lets get rid of the sugar based items as well, they do cause and add to the morbid obesity in the country. The list goes on and on and on. Meanwhile, back at the farm!
     
  3. Shanghai McCoy

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    Out of curiosity I checked the KCK Cabela's website and it would appear that they are "Out of Stock" on their bulk packed fmj 223 ammo.
    They and an Academy are the "closest", 45 miles, to my location...
     
  4. DoubleMag

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    Thanks to lionking, here...

    So, read it and let that sink in. Would you send your hard earned cash to Diane? Chuck? If you decide to still shop at WM*** for yer bleach, bread, milk and hamburger , you are directly funneling $$s into the pockets anti-2A action ACTIVIST. Moreover, one that has some resemblance of clout.

    Having a position after consulting with your subordinates management is one thing. Directly trying to delete, dilute my 2A rights is another.
     
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  5. DoubleMag

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    What should happen, it sets in the self for all eternity, never being purchased. Remember, purchasing any future ammo or other etc. at WM*** gives $$ directly to an Activist, with a fully staffed Staff of lawyers and lobbyists, to lobby etc against you using the ammo
     
  6. Browning

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    Pretty much.

    Baaa, it’s their store to do with as they wish. We'll just have to accept their decision as there’s no use shopping somewhere else anyway. Baaaa
     
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    Unfortunately, no Academy stores nearby and they won't ship ammo to Illinois unless that's changed recently. It's not that they can't, I'm assuming they just don't want to deal with the hassle of keeping FOID cards on record for orders. My best local choice will be Rural King, which is a little more expensive but they also are pro-2nd not just neutral (see below). Thats mostly for handgun ammo, neither them nor Walmart has really had decent priced .223 that I've seen. Other than that, I'll just need to keep an eye out for free shipping sales online.

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  8. Shanghai McCoy

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    Just did a quick check at a couple of the online sales places,mentioned on another thread,and they seem to be "Out of Stock" on many of the 223/5.56 bulk ammo too.o_O
     
  9. Browning

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    A new panic. A corporate induced Banic. Not by the government, but by do gooder corporations who know how to best run your lives.

    Run for the hills, save yourselves. There will be no more .223/5.56 ammo EVER” (except for a short period of time from now when this blows over and people find ways around buying from Walmart).
     
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  10. DoubleMag

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    There are posts here from good upstanding non-appeasors or whimperors members that I decided not to quote as what they said can be misconstrued. Re: ammo purchases at WM*** is cheaper then even online sales.

    What exactly was the cost of freedom paid for by our ancestors again please? Freedom isn't free, yes, it's true, if someone cannot find ammo online cheaper, it just may cost a little bit more. Not double mind you, but, a little bit more.

    To others '' I can't afford a full case'' , buddy up with friends. Or, subscribe to websites that are PRO-2A, ALL DAY, ALL THE WAY such as Brownells , PSA, etc. Many times, Brownies has ''free shipping no minimum'' email offers.

    p.s. I M using WM*** from now on, TOS here, ''no cursing'':thumbup:
     
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  11. jr45

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    Walmart may not care that I cut back my spending with them however; I will let them know why. I don't know who their primary base of customers are but I would assume it included a lot of us. Below is what I emailed to Walmart. I did this on my phone and in a pinch but I'm sure there are others who can articulate much better than me. Please let Walmart know your thoughts regardless if they care or not.

    Walmart's contact method below:
    https://corporate.walmart.com/store-corporate-feedback
    -select company feedback then follow instructions. you will be required to pick a store but email goes to Corp.


     
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  12. badkarmamib

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    @jr45 Mine:

    Due to your CEO's recent comments of: "Finally, we encourage our nation's leaders to move forward and strengthen background checks and to remove weapons from those who have been determined to pose an imminent danger. We do not sell military-style rifles, and we believe the reauthorization of the Assault Weapons ban should be debated to determine its effectiveness. We must also do more, as a country, to understand the root causes that lead to this type of violent behavior."
    Your CEO has shown a lack of understanding, and an agenda to hurt responsible gun owners. The "Assault Weapons Ban of 1994" has been thoroughly studied, and proven that it made no discernible difference on crime. The root causes of these tragic acts are human wickedness, not the tools that they choose to use. Halting sales of handgun ammunition proves that Walmart does not care about lawful self defense, only bird hunting. As such, you have lost another customer.
     
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    I don't believe that's correct, but I'll stop trying to speak for him.
    The infinitesimal number of people who will boycott Walmart over this (including you and me) isn't going to hurt them. Dick's is an entirely different matter. Shooters and hunters were/are a far higher percentage of their customer base than they are at Walmart.
     
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    Bravo :thumbup::thumbup: to the patriots for making quality contacts
     
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    Either way, we need to let Walmart know our thoughts on this matter regardless if they care or not. By all of us voicing our concerns, we can make a change...if not with Walmart then another company.
     
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    Geez...really...don’t want to upset them? You mean dont ask why we are all being led to the showers, you might upset the Nazis...?
     
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    Email sent to them.
     
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    I'm curious about something. For those of you who are saying that you're going to start boycotting Walmart. Why now, when they quit selling handgun ammo and not four years ago when they quit selling AR's and handguns?
     
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    Bearcreek, i missed the ar15 sales thing, and the handgun thing. I may have been too young for the handguns. Since i was 18 no walmart sold pistols. and I never heard about the ar15 thing. I tried to google it, but my google fo is horrible. I did spend about 3 years on zero social media and living in a tiny town. No one said anything.

    So, yes, Now i will boycott them now.
     
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  20. badkarmamib

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    I, too, don't remember handguns in Wal-Mart. When they stopped AR's, I asked why, and the answer I got in the store was that they weren't worth the trouble of a third form of ID, that people were buying them online cheaper, etc. I saw firsthand how customers got when trying to buy one, Irate that they couldn't pick it up, pay cash, and walk out I got it. IF, IF, IF that was part of the reason, I can kinda understand. Now, they are throwing ALL gun owners under the bus, and catering only to the Fudd's with their bird loads.
     
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    I Open Carry regularly and shop occasionally at Wal-Mart. The only times I personally buy regularly at Wal-Mart is automotive supplies such as oil, oil filters, air filters and underwear. The only other place nearby is a O'Reilly Automotive Supply. That gives me a alternative for buying automotive supplies it doesn't help with the underwear!

    As for Open Carry Kansas has very specific laws. If it ain't posted by the entrance in specific locations using a specific sign (image of black handgun with red slash on white background) than carry, open or concealed is legal.

    I welcome a conservation with all Wal-Mart employees about the right to carry and self-protection. I am well educated enough to hold my own in a debate. As for them calling the police after losing the debate with me it will be interesting to hear what they say to get the cops to come out since I am not committing a crime. On the other hand filing a false police report is a crime and the Police are not going to be happy to find out why they were really called. Wal-Mart has a lot of security cameras so their will be a lot of proof of how scary I am.

    We are baking here in this part of the State. Monday the temperature was over 90 degrees with light breeze and 77% humidity. Today the forecast is a bit cooler with a high of 89 degrees but the humidity at the moment is 84%! I am about to go do some outside chores and I am not about to dress differently if I need to go into town because someone in Corporate is anti-gun.
     
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    p.s. It does seem like companies are picking sides early in the upcoming elections in 2020.
     
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    We are closing in on 10 pages so I'm pulling the plug. Being angry is good, so long as we actually follow through with it. Write letters and emails and most of all, voice your dissatisfaction with your wallet. I know for some it's hard as WM may be the only option, but for those of us that can we must find other places to shop, and let them know why.
     
  24. GEM

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    I hate to be the critical editor of arguments. The statement is true but if you use it, you'd better know all of the story. This was reported in the scholarly literature. In fact, I heard it first presented at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology. Here's a reference to the work: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/204431.pdf

    In their presentation, they hypothesized that the reasons for the lack of impact on crime, were:

    1. Existing stocks of weapons and magazines (in the millions) were enough to satisfy most demands through resales.
    2. Weapons of equal efficacy continued to be produced in large numbers. The Ruger Mini-14s come to mind. However, AR patterns without the cosmetic features that were banned, were produced in large numbers. I read that about 730,000 without the silly thing that goes up were quickly produced. Such still goes on, you cannot buy a Ruger PC 9mm carbine in some ban states if it has a threaded barrel but you can buy one with an unthreaded barrel.

    The authors concluded that stricter bans - like all mag fed semis and confiscatory laws, no grandfathering - were needed to impact crime. That's the second part beyond the statement that gun folks like to quote. If you argued with a smart anti, that's the reply.

    Now some of the smarter antis have picked up the problem with the initial AWB. Some have not and just parrot the original. However, other don't and will go for a total semi, turn them ban. They know that many won't be but the ban will make the guns useless for law abiding citizens legal usages. It will strengthen a cultural change that guns are bad. As we age out, the hidden guns will be turned by many heirs.

    As far as other major chains picking up from WalMart, I doubt it. They have to invest funds, modify stores, train personnel for an increasingly socially unacceptable product with a limited financial incentive. I don't think many corporate boards will do that.

    Probably the WalMart board gets as many positives on this action as your negatives. Not to say that you shouldn't but be realistic. The greater culture war is being lost for various reasons.
     
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